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Meteorite Men in Episode 105, GOLD BASIN


Gold Basin, Arizona is one of the world's most famous meteorite strewnfields. Geoff and Steve followed the instructions of their late friend and mentor, Professor Jim Kriegh to get to the northern end of the zone, who discovered the Gold Basin meteorite. Incidentally, Professor Kriegh was prospecting for gold when he made the discovery! 


Gold Basin (Ordinary chondrite, L4)


While Gold Basin doesn’t look particularly interesting on the outside, when prepared in the lab, it reveals a wonderland of colorful relict chondrules, Impressionist-like mists of matrix color, with a peppering of metal flakes. These half stones were cut and expertly polished on a diamond lap to show off their gorgeous interiors.


Very limited quantity available! Every meteorite is unique; yours will be similar to the one photographed, but not exactly the same.

Gold Basin Meteorite Men Collectible

  • Approximately 3-5 gram Gold Basin part slice in a 35 mm square gem jar. Accompanied by a Meteorite Men photo, postcard, an embossed Certificate of Authenticity, and specimen identification card.

    $25.00 with free shipping in the USA!

    Every meteorite is unique, yours will be similar to the one photographed but not exactly the same. 

  • We strongly recommend that our customers purchase postal insurance for all orders. Insurance only costs a few dollars and protects both purchaser and seller in case a package gets lost in the mail. United States Postal Service insurance rates are available upon request. For high-value specimens, we recommend sending packages by Registered Mail.

    PLEASE TAKE NOTE: Meteorite Men are not responsible for uninsured packages once they are turned over to a carrier. In the unlikely event that an insured package is lost, buyer will be refunded in full, or may substitute another specimen of comparable value. If you are not satisfied with your purchase return it for a refund or exchange within 14 days (less shipping costs). We reserve the right to charge a 30% restocking fee on returned items.

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