Saricicek (Bingol) specimens for sale

 
 
To purchase any specimens, please email me (contact at msg-meteorites dot co dot uk) or use my ‘Contact me‘ page. Let me know which specimens you are interested in and where you are so I can quote shipping costs to you. Specimens are available on a first come first served basis.
 
 

The Saricicek (Bingol) meteorite fell on 2nd September 2015 in Saricicek village, Bingol Province, Turkey. It is in the process of being classified as an Achondrite – Howardite (not yet official). Howardites originate from the surface of the asteroid Vesta and are part of of the HED meteorite group (Howardites, Eucrites and Diogenites). They are a breccia made up mostly of Eucrite and Diogenite fragments and form on the surface of Vesta from fragments caused by impact that are then reformed into a new material. Howardites make up only 0.6% of classified meteorites with only 318 known examples. Bingol is also a witnessed fall making it rarer still as it is only one of seventeen known Howardites that are witnessed falls. This category makes up only 0.03% of all classified meteorites so a rare chance to add a witnessed Howardite fall to your collection. Available here are individuals, slices and fragments to suit all budgets.

 
 

Bingol individuals

 

(1) – 14.92 gram individual – Gorgeous individual, 99% covered in glossy black fusion crust like molten tar with some amazing flowlines. Interesting feature where a dark clast has ‘popped’ through the crust. – (The gentle sound of the burbling Devon stream in the video comes free! 😉) – $522

 

 

 
 

(3) – 3.5 gram individual – 90% covered in glossy fusion crust – SOLD

 

 
 

Bingol fragments

 
 

Individually priced dependant on size and whether fusion crusted or not.

 
 
(1) – 10.6 gram individual with 35% fusion crust – $245

(2) – 9 gram individual with 15% fusion crust – $205

(3) – 8.1 gram individual with 20% fusion crust – $195

(4) – 7.7 gram individual with 45% fusion crust – $192

(5) – 7 gram individual with 35% fusion crust – $175

(6) – 3.5 gram individual with 30% fusion crust – $87

(7) – 2.6 gram individual with 40% fusion crust – $65

(8) – 2.2 gram individual with 65% fusion crust – $55

(9) – 2 gram individual with 25% fusion crust – $50

(10) – 1.9 gram individual with 3% fusion crust – $47

(11) – 1.7 gram individual with 40% fusion crust – $42

 
 

Bingol slices

 
 

** NEW SLICES NOW AVAILABLE, ALL CUT FROM THE 95G STONE PICTURED BELOW**

 
 

 
All slices listed below have been cut with a wire saw 1mm thick for a large surface area to weight ratio. These are stunning slices and are the largest I have seen available from this fall. Priced to sell 🙂 All come with appropriately sized membrane boxes and printed id card.