Wagon Mound, New Mexico Heirloom Meteorite, Micromount


Wagon Mound was originally found in Mora County, New Mexico, in 1932. The finder did not publicize the meteorite and kept it in the family for more than 60 years. Eventually, the meteorite was recognized and it was sampled for classification. The results showed that the family rock was an L6 chondrite (moderately shocked S2) and some of this stone was cut and sold onto the collector market starting in 1999.

Refer to the photos. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing a small fragment selected from the larger lot shown. Your purchase will include a labeled gemjar for safe storage.

From the Meteoritical Bulletin entry on Wagon Mound :

Wagon Mound
Mora County , New Mexico, USA
Found 1932, spring
Ordinary chondrite (L6)

An 87.5 kg stone was found by Donald Wiggins while he was planting a field. His family kept the meteorite for 67 years, before selling it in 1999. Classification and mineralogy (A. Rubin, UCLA): olivine, Fa25.3 ± 0.3 ; shock stage, S2; weathering grade, W2. Specimens: type specimen, 80 g, UCLA; main mass, Cott.