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METEORITE Superb WAGON MOUND, New Mexico, 25.90 gram

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Here is a great specimen- This is a 25.90 gram, part slice of The WAGON MOUND Meteorite. A 87.5 kilo stone was found by Donald Wiggins while plowing a field in 1932. His family ket the stone for 67 years. They responded to a meteorite wanted poster which had been placed in a local store. Wagon Mound is a L6 Chondrite, S2, W2 and is a really nice brecciated chondrite. It was found in Mora County, New Mexico in 1932 and recognized in 1999. This was my first major recovery from the field! Michael Cottingham’s Meteorite Collecting History and (Mini) Bio… I first started my cosmic journey with meteorites in 1996. I have always been interested in Natural History and ever since I was very young, I have collected rocks, fossils, artifacts and the like. In fact, I have been pretty darn good at finding unusual Natural History objects. However, I had never found a meteorite and I didn’t even know where to begin. So, I first started by buying a few specimens to see what they actually looked like. Then I would take these specimens out into the desert area where I live and I would place them on the ground. I was trying to train my “eye” to see differently. Sometimes, I would take my meteorite specimens and throw them as far as I could into the desert, and then I would go search for them. I started to search dry lake beds and dune areas in the Southern part of my state. In Jan/1997 I was searching an area East of Columbus, New Mexico and I finally did what most people though was impossible (especially my wife) … I found a NEW Meteorite! This was the Columbus, New Mexico, H5. There were seven small pieces of this chondrite and the total known weight at the time was only 184 grams. Since then I have recovered about 2 kilos of fragments. On an interesting note, it only took me about 300 hours to find my first meteorite! My wife and I had a bet going at the time of the Columbus find. She said, “If, If you find a new meteorite, then you can go anywhere in the world and go hunt!” Well, I did. I next took our bank savings and headed out to search the Imilac strewnfield in the Atacama Desert of Chile. This area had produced many meteorites, but was remote and difficult to search. I went there and found 20 kilos of Imilac Pallasite individuals. I sold most, bought more meteorites and continued to hunt for more… Over the next few years, I either personally found or recovered through research, the following meteorites: Correo, New Mexico (200 grams), Glorietta (~1kilo), Odessa, Texas (20 kilos), Wagon Mound (87.5kg), Portales Valley (600+ grams), Gold Basin (~5 kilos), Kermit, Texas (001-005, About ~200 grams), Floydada (b) (6.266kg), O’Donnell, Texas (12.7kg), Falsey Draw, New Mexico (4.18kg), Steins, New Mexico (New Stone!), Pasamonte (b), New Mexico, and Tolar, New Mexico. This is only a partial list of meteorites that I have recovered or discovered from the field… I love to hunt for these cosmic stones and in the hunting for meteorites, I have a discovered a passion for collecting and selling these space treasures, as well. You will find more about me and my meteorite adventures, spread throughout my Meteorite Collection for sale pages in my ebay store… This specimen is from the MICHAEL COTTINGHAM METEORITE COLLECTION and is guaranteed to be authentic and as stated in description. All meteorites come with a 14 day return policy if not satisfied, and an Identification card. Shipping is Free in the US. $11.00 overseas. Priority/Global Priority Mail. I have been hunting, collecting, buying and selling meteorites for over 10 years and I have been selling Meteorites on ebay since 1997! I am one of the very first sellers of meteorites on ebay and you can trust what you get from me is a real and authentic meteorite.

 47951903731932471 METEORITE Superb WAGON MOUND, New Mexico, 25.90 gram
 47951903731932472 METEORITE Superb WAGON MOUND, New Mexico, 25.90 gram

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