Bondoc, Nininger Philippines Mesosiderite, Micromount

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The Bondoc meteorite was first recovered by Dr. Harvey Nininger on an expedition to the Philippines that reads like an adventure novel. It was classified as a rare mesosiderite type B4. It is one of only three known meteorites of this type.

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 Meteoritical Bulletin entry on Bondoc :



The place of fall or discovery: Bondoc Peninsula, Luzon Island, the Philippines.

Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, 1956.

Class and type: STONY-IRON? (unusual); 70% of its polished surface of 255 sq. cm is stony class, 11% iron and 17% stony-iron (mesosiderite). Specific weight varies from 3.26 to 6.35.

Number of individual specimens: 1.

Total weight: 886.788 kg.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: Themeteorite was received by Dr. H. H. Nininger in August 1962 (Sedona, Arizona, USA).

Source: Report of Dr. H. H. Nininger (Sedona, USA) to E. L. Kri­nov in a letter, IX, 15, 1962.