The Queens Mercy meteorite was fell on 30th April 1925 at 8pm near Matatiele, East Griqualand, Cape Province, South Africa.
"After detonation and appearance of a bright light, three stones (at least) fell; one measuring about 18 x 12 x 9 in. at Queen's Mercy, about 20 miles from Matatiele, where it was broken up by natives, a smaller stone of 950 grams, about 15 miles from Matatiele, and a small fractured stone of 315 grams found near the large one." From the Catalogue of Meteorites, Fourth Edition (1985). A rare fall with an interesting story. The first time a piece of this meteorite has been sold.
|Queen's Mercy...............................30'7' S.,
28'42' E. Matatiele, Griqualand East, Cape Province, South Africa
Fell 1925, April 30, 2000 hrs
This specimen weighs weighs 310 milligrams and comes in a 1" round gem case.
Property of the Balson Holdings Family Trust
Providence: label noting it from the Monnig Collection, with its Monnig collection number (M-828.1a), and signed description card from well-known meteorite expert, Mark Bostick, confirming its authenticity.
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