Mile High Meteorites was established in 1996, one of the first meteorite businesses on the internet and soon became the place where beginning and experienced meteorite collectors could purchase rare and exotic meteorites. We offer many types of meteorites for sale, including: iron meteorites, stony-iron (pallasite) meteorites, achondrite meteorites, meteorites from the Moon and Mars, and historic meteorites with documentation. Many of the meteorites we sell are used for meteorite jewelry, meteorite knives, inlays within dinosaur bone, and other artisanal forms.
Mile High Meteorites founder and president Matt Morgan, oversees all operations of the business. He spent the last two decades building one of the most trustworthy and respected meteorite businesses on the internet.
We have served the collecting and museum community -worldwide- through sales, exchanges, donations, and consultation. We thank all of our past customers and welcome all our new ones to the experience of meteorite collecting.
Exceptional provenance! This 291 gram complete slice of the Albin, Wyoming pallasite was once part of the Harvard University Meteorite Collection. It was acquired by meteorite dealer/collector Allan Langheinrich. Complete slices like this are very difficult to obtain especially with museum provenance. The 37.6 kg main mass of the Albin, Wyoming pallasite was found by a rancher in 1915. The olivine are yellowish-green in color, many are fragmented and visible as shards.
One look at this meteorite and you will understand whythe Esquel pallasite is known as the "King of the Pallasites" amongst collectors, The Esquel pallasite is prized for its golden gem-quality peridot (olivine) crystals, some can be faceted for jewelry. This 31 gram slice is highly polished on one side and etched on the other and has an edge of the original exterior. An incredible specimen!
Amazing sculpted and extremely large, 54 pound (24.5 kg) complete iron meteorite from the Odessa Meteor Crater (now a Natural National Landmark and meteorite hunting is illegal). The specimen has a very nice brownish-red patina, several scoops and small thumb-sized indentations. Pieces with such character and heft are incredibly hard to come by. This specimen was collected back in 1983 and was owned by one collector since that time. Would make an incredible display and discussion piece for a discerning collector!
On January 1, 1998 a bright fireball was seen traveling west to east over Pikes Peak in central Colorado. The meteorite was subsequently recovered by a boy rockhunting on March 4, 2000. The meteorite was eventually purchased by Matt Morgan and Gary Curtiss. The Elbert meteorite is an extremely fresh LL6 chondrite. This complete slice, rimmed by black crust, comes from the main mass and was wire-saw cut for maximum surface area (70mm X 63 mm). Slice weighs 19.62 grams.
On June 27, 1966, residents of Saint-Séverin, France and nearby villages witnessed a series of explosions and a sonic boom. Not long after, a meteorite of 113 kg was extracted from a crater that measured 60 cm in depth and 80 cm in diameter. This 28.87 gram complete slice comes from my large mass that I acquired from Robert Haag. The slice is beautifully brecciated, has some fusion crust and measures a sizable 120 mm X 95 mm!
Covert was found in 1896 in with a total weight of 61 kg. This is a quite attractive H5 chondrite from Kansas with ample metalflake, veining and metallic blebs. The slice has a mirror polish on one side and the natural meteorite surface rimming the slice. 163 gram complete slice.
The Canyon Diablo meteorite is a fragment of the 30 ton mass that was responsible for the famous Meteor Crater near Winslow, Arizona. Meteor Crater is one of the best-preserved meteorite impact craters on Earth. It was formed about 50,000 years ago when a 150-ft wide mass of iron and nickel slammed into the Arizona desert at nearly 8 miles per SECOND, creating a one-mile wide crater! This 77 gram etched slice has a very attractive medium-width Widmanstatten pattern and also contains diamonds (carbonados).
After the apperance of a fireball, about 20 stones rained down of ther village of Patrimonio, Brazil on August 6, 1950. This large surface area complete slice is rimmed by fresh fusion crust and the polished face has attractive metal veining and flakes. This slice was cut from my large mass of the Patrimonio fall. The complete Patrimonio meteorite slice only weighs 17.15 grams but measures 9 cm X 7.5 cm! A rare offering of a very difficult to obtain Brazilian witnessed fall.
Rare carbonaceous chondrite type CM2 that was witnessed to fall after a bright meteor appeared on April 23, 2019 in Costa Rica. The Aguas Zarcas (like the Murchison, Australia meteorite) contains EXTRATERRESTRIAL AMINO ACIDS (the building blocks of life). This piece was recovered within days of the fall and is about 90% complete and weighs 4.56 grams.
Rare carbonaceous chondrite type CM2 that was witnessed to fall after a bright meteor appeared on April 23, 2019 in Costa Rica. The Aguas Zarcas (like the Murchison, Australia meteorite) contains EXTRATERRESTRIAL AMINO ACIDS (the building blocks of life). This piece was recovered within days of the fall and is about 85% complete and weighs 8.17 grams.
Rare carbonaceous chondrite type CM2 that was witnessed to fall after a bright meteor appeared on April 23, 2019 in Costa Rica. The Aguas Zarcas (like the Murchison, Australia meteorite) contains EXTRATERRESTRIAL AMINO ACIDS (the building blocks of life). This piece was recovered within days of the fall and is broken in two but fits back together. Can also display the inside showing the rare pre-solar grains! Specimen weighs 39.72 grams and is bargain-priced! Image of back and image of broken face.
On October 5, 2004 John, Megan, and Casper Whiteis were outside when they heard "whistling" noise and a thud. Approximately 100 feet away, they saw a dust cloud in their horse pen. Only minutes later, they recovered a 960 gram meteorite from a shallow pit in the pen. This slice was acquired through a trade with the University of New Mexico Institute of Meteoritics and is an exceedingly rare eucrite achondrite fall from the U.S. Comes with UNM specimen card. Slice is 5.6 grams and has a edge of fusion crust.
Complete pallasite specimen with golden-yellow olivine and natural desert patina.
A sample of the inner workings of an asteroid! Gorgeous and very stable stony-iron pallasite with gem-quality olivine set in an iron-nickel matrix. Pallasites give us a glimpse of the internal structure of differentiated asteroids as their chemical composition and visual texture suggest they formed deep within their parent body. 78.5 gram slice with transparent golden olivine (peridot)
The Murchison meteorite fell on September 28, 1969 near the village of Murchison in southeastern Australia. Murchison is one of the most studied meteorites of all time. It is rich in carbon, contains amino acids and calcium-aluminum inclusions. In 2020, researchers determined Murchison contains silicon-carbide minerals that are neary 7 billion years old! This is becoming extremely hard to obtain due to its scientific importance.
1.18 gram slice (no fusion crust).
71 gram stone with velvety black fusion crust. This is from the famed "Chelyabinsk Event" of February 15, 2013 that damaged 7200 buildings, caused almost 1500 injuries and deposited over 1000 kgs of meteorites.
49.0 gram stone with velvety black fusion crust and brecciated interior. This is from the famed "Chelyabinsk Event" of February 15, 2013 that damaged 7200 buildings, caused almost 1500 injuries and deposited over 1000 kgs of meteorites.
This is a slice of the famous Peekskill, New York meteorite that was captured on video from a high school football game. On October 9, 1992 a very bright fireball was seen over several eastern states; the resulting 12 kg meteorite ended up crashing through the rear of Michelle Knapp's red Chevy Malibu. This is a very tough to obtain meteorite and has an incredible story to go with it! 3.36 gram slice with veining.
On November 20, 2016, after the appearance of a bright fireball, stones fell in a strewn field of at least 12 × 2 km in several communities within Aiquile The main bolide fragmentation occurred over the Tablamayu community. In the Cruz Loma community, C. Veizaga witnessed the fall of the largest stone (36.3 kg) about 500 m from him. 62.1 gram 90% complete individual with black fusion crust.
On November 20, 2016, after the appearance of a bright fireball, stones fell in a strewn field of at least 12 × 2 km in several communities within Aiquile The main bolide fragmentation occurred over the Tablamayu community. In the Cruz Loma community, C. Veizaga witnessed the fall of the largest stone (36.3 kg) about 500 m from him. 32.9 gram 95% complete individual with black fusion crust.
Quite fresh example of a Martian Shergottite. You can clearly see the individual pyroxene crystals and some black glass pockets of melt. There is a small edge of fusion crust on this stunning 6.25 gram complete slice.
A rarely-seen slice of a Nakhlite is available here. This 0.86 gram slice was cut from my large fragment that was examined by the University of New Mexico and was determined to be paired to NWA 10153. Nakhlites were formed from basaltic magma about 1.3 billion years ago. They contain augite and olivine crystals. It has been shown that the Nakhlites were infused with liquid water around 620 million years ago and that they were ejected from Mars around 10.75 million years ago by an asteroid impact. They fell to Earth within the last 10,000 years. Slice is rimmed by epoxy for cutting purposes.
Nicely thumbprinted 84 gram complete Sikhote-Alin meteorite. This comes from my old stash of complete beauties I purchased many years ago. Examples like these are tough to find these days.
25.6 gram complete individual with glossy black fusion crust. Millbillillie was seen to fall in October of 1960. A total of 300 kgs of beautiful stones were recovered. Analysis revealed it was a rare type of achondrite meteorite called a eucrite. This specimen comes from the Allan Langheinrich collection and comes with collection label.
Nicely shaped 73 gram Sikhote-Alin iron meteorite. This comes from my old stash of complete beauties I purchased many years ago. Examples like these are tough to find these days.
Vinales fell on February 1st, 2019 near Pinar del Rio, Cuba at about 1 PM local time. The fireball meteor was caught on video and local residents thought it was a crashing plane. One of the meteorites struck a laptop (we have it!) and penetrated roofs. This 18.94 gram half stone was collected only a few hours after the fall and has black fusion crust and brecciated interior.
This is a 53.4 gram complete slice of the Wells, Texas LL3.3 from my personal collection. The Wells meteorite was a single stone 4135 gram total recovery in 1985. The chondrule field on Wells is amazing! Former Jim Schwade Collection.
The NWA 12269 Mars meteorite was classified in December 2018 as a Martian shergottite. Geologically, the meteorite is of igneous texture with a small proportion of glass or crypto-crystalline material. This slice of Mars weighs 1.32 grams.
The NWA 12269 Mars meteorite was classified in December 2018 as a Martian shergottite. Geologically, the meteorite is of igneous texture with a small proportion of glass or crypto-crystalline material. This slice of MARS weighs 3.5 grams.
Gorgeous Widmanstatten pattern on this compact slice of the Gibeon meteorite. 48g crusted partial slice.
A very affordable complete fragment with many anorthosite clasts in a grayish matrix. Orange spots are areas of desert soil. This feldspathic breccia likely originates from the nearside of the moon.
This feldspathic breccia likely originates from the nearside of the moon.
6.88 gram complete slice with mirror polish. A stunning and affordable example of a piece of our nearest neighbor.
2.45 gram slice of the Juvinas meteorite which fell in Ardeche, France on June 15, 1821. A rare French eucrite. This slice came from a larger slice that was from the Robert Haag collection.
This famous American meteorite arrived to earth on February 18, 1948 after the appearance of a massive fireball meteor. A 2360 pound mass was located within a 10-ft deep impact hole. The main mass, which is the largest singe fall of a meteorite on U.S. soil, is the centerpiece of the University of New Mexico Institute of Meteoritics Collection (IOM). This unusually large 114.9g fragment with cut face has painted IOM numbers and comes with museum specimen card.
This famous American meteorite arrived to earth on February 18, 1948 after the appearance of a massive fireball. A 2360 pound mass was located within a 10-ft deep impact hole. The main mass, which is the largest singe fall of a meteorite on U.S. soil is the centerpiece of the University of New Mexico Institute of Meteoritics Collection (IOM). This 11.78 g crusted fragment comes from the IOM with specmen card and painted number.
Caramel-colored fusion crust with flow lines are characteristics of this attractive achondrite. 31.5 gram individual.
Many stones rained down over the towns of Johnstown and Elwell, Colorado on July 6, 1924. The event was witnessed by many attendees during a funeral service. The largest piece of 23.5 kg was unearthed from a pit within a beet field. Johnstown is classified as a diogenite with emerald green hypersthene crystals set in an golden matrix. 3.09 gram slice.
Elongated slice perfect for jewelry or knife material. Widmanstatten pattern is outstanding! 84 gram slice of the Gibeon iron meteorite.
A bright bolide was seen and heard in Bingol province, Turkey, and recorded on several video security cameras on Sept. 2, 2015 at 20:10:30 UT. Shortly after the fireball, small meteorites were heard raining down on houses in the village of Saricicek. The next morning, people found pea-sized meteorites on the street and in yards. 18.90 gram complete specimen with glossy fusion crust
Six stones were recovered in 2011 near Zag, Morocco. The total recovered weight was 503 grams. This meteorite is distinguished by containing a rare granophyre clast. Slice has a gray matrix with lithic clasts and white feldspar grains (full description).
Slice weighs 8.89 grams
WOW! A rare Renazzo-type carbonaceous chondrite with a very low total known weight of only 237 grams! Renazzo-type carbonaceous chrondrites are a subgroup of carbonaceous chondrites that are distinguished by large, abundant porphyritic chondrules (0.7 mm, 50 vol%), many of which have igneous rims, few refractory inclusions, abundant metal (5-8 vol%), and fine-grained matrix that is commonly hydrated (up to 50 vol%) (Meteoritical Bulletin). 24.38 gram complete slice.
One look at this meteorite and you will understand whythe Esquel pallasite is known as the "King of the Pallasites" amongst collectors, The Esquel pallasite is prized for its golden gem-quality peridot (olivine) crystals, some can be faceted for jewelry. This 37 gram slice is highly polished on one side and etched on the other and has an edge of the original exterior. An incredible specimen!
In 1934 H.H. Nininger recovered 4 meteorites which he believed to be pieces of the Melrose (a) meteorite, but which were later determined to be pieces of a separate fall. The largest mass (~1.5 kg) is in the collection of the University of New Mexico (UNM) with a smaller mass at Arizona State University in Tempe. This slice has painted numbers from H.H. Nininger (464.140) and UNM (C23.4). Comes with label from UNM collection. Slice weighs 80.53 grams.
A shower of about 20 meteorites fell on the village of Kunashak during the afternoon of June 11, 1949. One of the meteorites penetrated the roof of a house. This slice is beautifully brecciated and has abundant flecks of nickel-iron metal. The slice thickness is tapered down to less than 1 mm which does not detract from it appearance. Weight is 48.8 grams.
The Belmont meteorite has a connection to the Roswell, New Mexico UFO incident. Read my blog about it here! This 78.20 gram slice of Belmont was deaccessioned from the University of New Mexico Institute of Meteoritics collection. Specimen has painted UNM number and comes with UNM specimen card.
Lodranites, and their relative the Acapulocites, are an unusual type of primitive achondrite. They are related to chondrites, which have undergone heating and melting to the point where the original texture of the chondrite parent body (chondrules) has been recrystallized. Lodranites are named after the Lodran meteorite that fell in Pakistan in 1868. NWA 5488 is one of the most attractive Lodranites to come out of NWA. The above image, taken in reflected light, shows the brecciated nature of the meteorite. 8.89 gram complete slice
The 26.6 kg mass of the Forestburg (b) meteorite was found in a creekbed in 1957. This very attractive, shock-blackened 129 gram crusted part slice was deaccessioned from the Jim Schwade Meteorite Collection and is accompanied by his label. I will include a free copy of the Schwade Collection calaog with purchase.
On the afternoon of 19 April 2018, a large fireball detonated over the Nigerian state of Oyo. This fireball was recorded by NASAs Center for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) as event 2018-04-19 14:02:27. The meteoroid entered at 20.9 km/s and detonated at an altitude of 30 km at 7.5’N, 3.6’E releasing a calculated total impact energy of 0.23 kt (Meteoritical Bulletin). This 22.8 gram thin slice has an edge of crust and beautiful chondlues indicative of an L3.
Angrites are a rare group of achondrites consisting mostly of the mineral augite with some olivine, anorthite and troilite. The group is named for the Angra dos Reis meteorite that fell on January 20, 1869 in Brazil. Angrites are basaltic rocks that contain gas bubbles or vesicles. They are the oldest igneous meteorites with crystallization ages of around 4.55 billion years. The D'Orbigny meteorite was found in 1979 in Argentina. 8.3 gram thin slice.
Abbott meteorite was found between 1951 and 1960 in Colfax County, New Mexico with a total weight of about 21 kg. It is an unusal class of chondritic meteorite called a regolith breccia containing both carbonaceous and chondritic fragments, melt pockets and trapped solar-wind gases. This complete 114.92 gram specimen is from University of New Mexico Institute of Meteoritics collection. Specimen has painted UNM number and comes with UNM specimen card.