Namib Desert, Namibia H4 Chondrite, Micromount

$5.00

The Namib Desert meteorite was first recovered as a single stone out the Namibian desert between the towns of Sossusvlei and the Witteberg on April 22, 1979. It was recognized as a meteorite and eventually analyzed by Dr. Holm at the University of South Africa in Pretoria. The one kilogram stone was classified as an H4 chondrite. This obscure African find is rarely seen on the collector market.

Refer to the photo. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing a small fragment like the one shown. Your purchase will include a labeled gemjar for safe storage.

From the Catalog of Meteorites entry on Namib Desert :

DISCOVERY OF THE NAMIB DESERT, NAMIBIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: NAMIB DESERT

Place of find: Between Sossusvlei and the Witteberg, Namibia.

24°45'S., 15°22'E.

Date of find: April 22, 1979

Class and type: Stone. Chondrite, type 4.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 1 kg approximately

Circumstances of find: Not reported.

Source: Dr. E. Holm, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.