Meteorites for Sale: Meteorite Buying Guides and Auctions
Meteorite Buying Guides, Advice, and Auctions
Meteorites for sale! Get them while they’re HOT!
It won't be long before you hear this wild proclamation from street corners, well at least from your local neighborhood eBay store because meteorites continue to be the hottest trend among collectors and investors.
As meteorite finds become more scarce the price is expected to skyrocket, that is why some of the top meteorite collectors are sitting pretty, and why many people are flocking to meteorite auctions to get on the craze while the prices are still low.
Four Basic Types of Meteorites - A quick overview
- Iron Meteorites: No doubt they make the best display item and are the best deal. 5.7 percent of the meteorites observed to fall are irons.
- Chondrites: Common stony meteorites, they are the kind that are most often observed to fall--85.7 percent. Because they are hard to find, they are quite rare.
- Achondrites: Extremely rare -- 7.1 percent of falls. These come from the crusts of distant planets including the moon and Mars.
- Stony Iron Meteorites: both rare (1.5 % of falls) and beautiful. From the core-mantle boundary of an ancient planetoid. The Flickr image in the intro is an example.
Have You Ever Found A Meteorite?
More Info on Meteorite Collecting - Advice from the experts on buying meteorites
Here is a list of buying guides, interviews and other resources to consider before buying meteorites on eBay as a collector or as a gift.
Purchase Meteorite Guides - For those curious to learn more
- Meteorite Buying Guide
eBay guide to buying meteorites. What to look for and what to watch out for.
- A Guide to Moldavite
Moldavite is a very rare tektite (glass) that is believed to have formed during meteorite impacts approximately 15,000,000 years ago.
- How to Buy a Meteorite
Listen to the National Public Radio interview with Robert Haig, an Arizona meteorite broker on the booming meteorite market.
- International Meteorite Collectors Association
A community of amateur and professional meteorite collectors. If you are looking to buy a meteorite from eBay or elsewhere check here first to verify the authenticity.
- Mile High Meteorites
Mile High Meteorites was established in 1996, one of the first meteorite businesses on the internet. It soon became THE place where beginning and experienced collectors could purchase rare and exotic meteorites. The wonderful Esquel pallasite photo u
Meteorite Watches: A Collectible Treasure
Where Do Rolex Meteorite Dials Come From?
If you can't find the time to collect meteorites let someone else do all the hard work and buy a Rolex embedded with meteorites!
This is the ultimate way to say hey, I'm worth it!
All Rolex meteorite dials are made from slices of the Gibeon meteorite which fell to earth some 12,000 years ago in a blistering path 70 miles wide by 230 miles long. This precious meteorite field was discovered in 1836 in Great Namaqualand, Namibia, Africa.
While specimens of the Gibeon meteroite are some of the most common on the market they are still quite rare as the Namibian government has banned the export and sale of this precious material.
The beautiful patterns or "Widmanstatten Figures" are actually two crystallized iron and nickel alloys (Taenite and Kamacite) which cooled and crystallized under precise conditions and temperatures over 4 billion years ago!