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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 collectors could purchase rare and exotic meteorites.

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.

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Gibeon Meteorite

Gibeon, Namibia (Iron, Fine Octahedrite)

Gibeon is one of the most beautiful iron meteorites in the world.  Gibeon is known for its ease of working into jewelry and knives. This 94.3 gram etched slice has a beautiful Widmanstatten pattern. 

Belmont Meteorite 232g

Belmont, Wisconsin (H6)

The Belmont meteorite has a connection to the Roswell, New Mexico UFO incident.  Read my blog about it here! This 232 gram slice of Belmont was deaccessioned from the University of New Mexico Institute of Meteoritics collection. Specimen has painted UNM number C240 2.C and comes with UNM specimen card.

Chico Meteorite

Chico, New Mexico (L5 Impact Melt Breccia)

Complete 143 gram slice deaccessioned from the University of New Mexico Institute of Meteoritics collection.  Represents an impact event on a 4 billion year-old asteroid! Comes with UNM museum identification card.

Aguas Zarcas CM2 Meteorite 4.56g

Aguas Zarcas (Carbonaceous Chondrite, CM2)

Rare carbonaceous chondrite type CM2 that was witnessed to fall 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. 

Aguas Zarcas CM2 Meteorite 8.17g

Aguas Zarcas (Carbonaceous Chondrite, CM2)

Rare carbonaceous chondrite type CM2 that was witnessed to fall 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.

Aguas Zarcas CM2 Meteorite 39.72g

Aguas Zarcas (Carbonaceous Chondrite, CM2)

Rare carbonaceous chondrite type CM2 that was witnessed to fall 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.

Imilac Meteorite Pallasite 276g

Imilac, Chile (Pallasite)

Complete specimen with golden-yellow olivine and natural desert patina.
276 grams.

Imilac Pallasite 187g

Imilac, Chile (Pallasite)

Complete specimen with golden-yellow olivine and natural desert patina.
187 grams.

Seymchan Meteorite

Seymchan, Russia (Pallasite)

A sample of the inner working 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)

Kendleton Meteorite

Kendleton, Texas (L4 breccia)

Witnessed fall of May 2, 1939 thqt was seen by many people as a bright fireball.  The fireball was recorded on a photograph. About 55 pieces were recovered totaling 9.7 kg; the majority was placed in the meteorite collection at Texas Christian Univerity.  This 36.3 gram crusted slice was deaccessioned from TCU and has specimen number M32.4a and specimen card from TCU and the Jim Schwade Collection

Chelyabinsk 71g meteorite

Chelyabinsk, Russia (LL5)

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.  

Chelyabinsk Meteorite 49.5

Chelyabinsk, Russia (LL5)

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.

Dimmitt 720g

Dimmitt, Texas (H3.7)

Outstanding 720 gram sample of the Dimmitt, TX meteorite.  This nicely shaped individual has characteristic reddish-brown fusion crust and was originally part of the Oscar Monnig Collection at Texas Christian University. The piece boasts Monning number M138.263. Label from David New accompanies the piece.

Aiquile 62.1g meteorite

Aiquile, Bolivia (H5)

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.

Aiquile meteorite 32.9g

Aiquile, Bolivia (H5)

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.

NWA 10153 Nakhlite 2.2g

NWA 10153, Morocco (Martian Nakhlite)

A rarely-seen slice of a Nakhlite is available here. This 2.16 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.

NWA 10153 Nakhlite 0.86g

NWA 10153, Morocco (Martian Nakhlite)

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.

Portales Valley 15.7g

Portales Valley, New Mexico (H6)

15.7g crusted slice of the Portales Valley meteorite. I purchased this right after the fall in 1998 and it has been in my collection since; it is a very fresh piece. Portales Valley is classified as an H6 chondrite and fell on June 13, 1998 near Portales, New Mexico.

Millbillillie meteorite 25g

Millbillillie, Australia (Eucrite)

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.

Vinales Cuba Meteorite 16.17g

Vinales, Cuba (L6)

Vinales fell on February 1st, 2019 near Pinar del Rio, Cuba at about 1 PM local time.  The fireball was caught on video and local residents thought it was a crashing plane.  One of the meteorites struck a laptop (we have it and the roof panel!) and a couple others penetrated roofs.  This 16.7 gram complete slice is very fresh and has beautiful brecciation and veining.

Vinales Cuba Meteorite 18.94g

Vinales, Cuba (L6)

Vinales fell on February 1st, 2019 near Pinar del Rio, Cuba at about 1 PM local time. The fireball 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.

Wells, TX 43.4g meteorite

Wells, Texas (LL3.3)

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.

NWA 12269 Mars Meteorite

NWA 12269 (Martian Shergottite)

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.

NWA 12269 Mars Meteorite 3.5g

NWA 12269 (Martian Shergottite)

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.

Henbury Meteorite 29.3g

Henbury, Australia (Iron Medium Oct.)

29.3 gram complete iron with nice browish-red patina.  Comes with an original old collection label from W. Scott Lewis of Hollywood.

NWA 10822 Lunar Meteorite

NWA 10822, Morocco/Algeria (Lunar)

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.
20.5g fragment.

NWA 10822 lunar 6.88g

NWA 10822, Morocco/Algeria (Lunar)

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.

Juvinas Meteorite 3.35g

Juvinas, France (Eucrite)

3.35g 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.

Norton County Meteorite

Norton County, Kansas (Aubrite)

 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 10ft 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.

Norton County Meteorite 4.7 grams

Norton County, Kansas (Aubrite)

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 10ft 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 4.7g crusted fragment with black melt vein comes from the IOM with specmen card.

plainview meteoirte 44.54g

Plainview (1917), Texas (H5)

44.54 gram end section with two painted numbers: H11.46 (Huss Collection) and C33.8 (Institute of Meteoritics). Comes with IOM specimen card.

NWA 6560 31g

NWA 6560, Morocco (Howardite)

Caramel-colored fusion crust with flow lines are characteristics of this attractive achondrite. 31.5 gram individual.

Johnstown meteorite 3.09g

Johnstown, Colorado (Diogenite)

Many stones rained down over the towns of Johnstown and Elwell, Colorado on July 6, 1924.  The event was witenessed 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.

Saricicek Meteorite 3.91g

Sariçiçek, Turkey (Howardite)

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. 3.91 gram complete specimen with glossy fusion crust

Saricicek meteorite 18.9g

Sariçiçek, Turkey (Howardite)

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

Sikhote-Alin Meteorite 215g

Sikhote-Alin, Russia (Iron IIAB)

Perfect example of a meteorite! This sculpted 215 gram individual has good grayish-blue fusion crust and nice regmaglypts.

Gan Gan Meteorite

Gan Gan, Argentina (Iron, Fine Octahedrite)

The original 83 kg Gan Gan meteorite was found in 1984 by a person that was hunting for pine cones. This slice of Gan Gan has a stunning Widmanstatten pattern and an edge of fusion crust.  This was deaccessioned from the Jim Schwade meteorite collection and comes with his collection label.  Slice weighs 193.7 grams and measures 125 mm X 80 mm X 5 mm thick.

Gan Gan Meteorite 88.5g

Gan Gan, Argentina (Iron, Fine Octahedrite)

The original 83 kg Gan Gan meteorite was found in 1984 by a person that was hunting for pine cones. This slice of Gan Gan has a stunning Widmanstatten pattern and an edge of fusion crust. This was deaccessioned from the Jim Schwade meteorite collection and comes with his collection label. Slice weighs 88.5 grams and measures 65 mm X 35 mm X 5 mm thick.

Seymchan Pallasite Meteorite 78 grams

Seymchan, Russia (Pallasite)

A sample of the inner working 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 gram slice with transparent golden olivine (peridot).

La Lande L5 meteorite

La Lande, New Mexico (L5)

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 (~1.5kg) 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.

Belmont Meteorite 26g

Belmont, Wisconsin (H6)

The Belmont meteorite has a connection to the Roswell, New Mexico UFO incident. Read my blog about it here! This 26.22 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.

Belmont Meteorite 78.2g

Belmont, Wisconsin (H6)

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.

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