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Minerals Fossils and Artifacts Tucson Mineral and Gem World
Family owned and operated in the same location since 1968
2801 South Kinney Road, Tucson, Arizona 85735 Phone: 520-883-0682
for information e-mail me at tmgw883@msn.com

METEORITES / NEW AND UNUSUAL

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FULGURITES

 

METEORITE

 pieces
stony type
Pieces of surface material from a larger meteorite
that exploded upon entering earth's atmosphere.
from a strewn field near Canyon Diablo 
Winslow, Arizona
Each piece approximately 3/4"x 3/4" x 1/2"in size
There is a small nickel iron content in each piece and will pick up with a magnet.
$5.00-$7.00ea

DARWIN GLASS


From Tasmania  3.5 grams $17.50 each only 2 specimens left

METEORITE

Canyon Diablo, Arizona 368 grams $450.00 Buff polished great Specimen

METEORITE Russia

Tanna Tuva, Tuvinskaya 1913 fall, nice etched slab 1/4" thick, $110.00

METEORITE Russia

Tanna Tuva, Tuvinskaya 1913 fall, nice etched slab face, 1/2 meteorite

TEKTITE Russia

TEKTITE,INDOCHINITE, RUSSIA $46.00

TEKTITE China

  • Tektite Dianbai, Guangdong,China. These Tektites were disconered in the Quaternary Alluvium of Dianbai, Guangdong,China. Color is pitch-black, opaque. sold by weight, they average 6 to 25 grams , at .50 cents per gram

    TRINITITE

  • This is a real part of Americana. TRINITITE
    (Sometimes called Atomite or Alamogordo Glass)

    TRINITITE is the rare mineral formed by the fusing of the native soil as a result of the first Atomic Bomb, known as 'Fat Man'. This bomb was detonated on July 16, 1945 at the Trinity site near Alamogordo New Mexico. The bomb cost about 2 billion dollars to make and was equal to 20,000 tons of TNT. When detonated, the fire ball was almost as bright as 20 sun's, and shot flames 7 miles high. A crater 3/4-mile in diameter was created and the blast was seen and heard as far away as Demming, New Mexico The land under ground zero was depressed about six feet like a giant saucer, to a radius of 250 feet. Surrounding the crater was a zone of fused surface soil, later called TRINITITE, 3/6 to1/2" thick, which covered about seventy-three acres

    SMALL PIECES OF TRINITITE
    (most pieces slightly radioactive)
    most specimens are 3/4"x 3/4"x 1/2"some larger
    all specimens sold by weight @$15.00 gram
    average specimen $25.00-$75.00

    Micromounts

    A listing is available . See Mineral Page.

     

    • TEKTITE
      From a 700,000 year
      old strewn field
      Australian type
      Thailand
    • $3.00 to$10.00 each
    •  
    • AMBER  no insects
      MIOCENE Period
      15,000,000 years old
      Cartagna, Columbia,
      South America
      About 3/8"long
      Specimen sizes app. 1"x 1"x 1"
      $8.00-$15.00 each
    •  
    • TEKTITE
      Dianbai, Guangdong
      China
    • Specimen size  1"x1"x1"
    • $8.00 to $15.00 each  sold by weight

    FULGURITES

    What is a Fulgurite?
    Fulgurite is created when lightening strikes soil or sand or rock and creates a root like object as the superheated lightning channel fused desert sans into glass tubing.
    The power and heat of the lightening strike fuses the soil into solid rock, often with a hollow glassy core. Most available Fulgurite is formed from sand and small rocks and the specimens are sometimes small, fragile and rather uniform and other times larger 1” to 2”diameter varying lengths and shapes The fulgurite fans out from the point of impact, repeatedly splitting and forming ever smaller branches, just like the roots of a tree.
    The following items are from a unique find. A woman saw a tremendous lightning strike in a riverbed on the east side of Tucson, Arizona, later she excavated the strike site, now some of these unique pieces are available to the collector through this web site and our shop. Take a good look the pictures tell all.

    #1 FANTASTIC TUBE 6.5" X 3" X 2" COARSE BROKEN GRAVEL COVERING BLACK FUSED SOIL SHOWS MULTIPL EXIT POINTS, TOP AND BOTTOM PICTURES, CLICK ON PIX FOR LARGER VIEW. # COVERS A .25 QUATER $200.00 SOLD

     

     

     

    #2 SUPERFANTASTIC SMALL ONE 2.25" X 1.5 X1.5" HOLLOW TUBE MULTIPAL EXIT POINTS FUSED AROUND A PEBBLE $100.00

     

    #3 SPECIMINE IS BETTER THAN THE PICTURES. 4"X 3" X 1.75" PROBIBLE FROM A JUNCTION POINT. PEBLES TO A LARGER ROCK FUSED GLASS SOME MOLTON GLASS RUNNING OVER TO THE BACK SIDE AND STUCK TO THE ROCK $50.00

     

     

    #5 EXTREMLY LARGE TUBE ROUND ON ONE SIDE, ROUND THEN COLAPSED ON THE OTHER. LARGE ENTRY POINT 3/8"TO ALMOST CLOSED ON THE OTHER END SIZE 7" X 3" X 2.5" $100.00 SOLD

     

     

    #6 FANTASTIC HOLLOW TUBE 4.5" X2"X 2" LARGE ENTRY EXIT POINTS APP. 7/8" WITH TWO ADITIONAL EXIT POINTS. UNUSUAL LASSIC LARGE SPECIMINE $150.00

     

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