Estherville Meteorite for Sale with great fusion crust!
There have been three great meteoric falls that have occurred in the State of Iowa. One was at Homestead, in 1875; Estherville, in 1879, and Forest City, in 1890.
Residents of Estherville in Emmet County received an extra-terrestrial visitor at 5:00 p.m. on May 10, 1879. An exploding meteorite roared to Earth along a seven-mile path from south of Superior in Dickinson County to north of Estherville. Three large fragments (weighing 431, 152, and 101 pounds) and hundreds of smaller pieces were recovered. A monument near Estherville commemorates the event.
Size: 52 mm L x 37mm W x 7mm D, 26 grams
Comes with original card, authenticity and information.
Rarely seen on the market with fusion crust.
As for provenance, the meteorite was originally purchased from the well-know meteorite dealer Michael Casper. From the David L. Coleman collection.