ARCHIE August 10, 1932 Cass County, Missouri - Stone struck a house.
NOTE: ARCHIE Sale is concluded.
I will have a very few smaller specimens on my Hammer Page 1 at:
Nininger, in “Find a Falling Star,” noted that small particles associated with the Archie shower were observed by witnesses. He wrote: “The fact that the showering of small particles had been heard or felt by three members of this [Weseman] family.” A beautifully oriented individual of the Archie, Missouri fall is on display at the Smithsonian. The specimen weighs 3.6 kilograms and represents 70% of the total known weight of the fall. Unfortunately, Nininger wasn’t able to visit the fall sites of the “sand” until four months later.
Of the stones that were recovered, five were either seen to fall or heard to land near witnesses. Mr. Harry Christiansen was working on a windmill approximately 70 feet from his house when he heard an explosion in the heavens about 3:00 p.m. and saw an “angry” cloud in the sky. He ran to the house and called his sister when he heard a whizzing sound and a half pound [~220 grams] meteorite land about five feet away after passing within 18 inches from his head. As he entered the house, he heard another space rock hit the corner of the house and a third hit somewhere outside.”
Archie is one of the hammers I have looked for for over 20 years. However, none has ever been available because it was all tied up in museums. Finally a small quantity of the material was acquired in a trade and I got all of it. For the first time, it is now available to the collecting community. I have the following 3 groups (available individually, of course) in sizes that fit any pocket book. If you collect witnessed falls, here is a very rare one and if you collect Hammers, this is a once in a lifetime shot at a very, very rare one. (I paid $530 for a .138g specimen – which was the COST to a friend of mine who Had gotten 2 specimens…. That same specimen is available below for $75-!)
Prices here are 50% off - any that survive the sale will be twice this price in my catalog - and that is VERY cheap!
Meteorite HAMMERS Pg 1: HERE
Skype me at: michael.blood3