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Elliott Meteorite Collection
Four-and-a-half billion years in the making
Meteorites for sale
Rob Elliott is
We Buy Meteorites
Do you have a meteorite
not interested in unidentified rocks
Welcome to my website
Me, Rob Elliott filming a tv show in the Hambleton strewnfield, April 2012.
I'm former proprietor of one of the largest meteorite dealerships in the World, and now a full-time meteorite hunter here in the UK.
My wife and I are also registered Foster Carers of children who have been abused, neglected and generally had a tough start in life.
I sometimes sell & swap meteorites that I have acquired in exchange for some of my earlier finds & collection pieces - see my sales pages
meteorites have been seen to fall on British soil over the
centuries. A fireball crossing the sky and with meteorites
being picked up soon afterwards. Meteoriticists refer to these as "witnessed falls" or simply just "falls".
meteorites have been found by chance in the UK, un-seen, un-heard
or maybe just un-noticed, yet waiting to be found and recognised.
Meteoriticists refer to these chance discoveries as "finds".
......I found them all!
The Leighlinbridge meteorite
Fell in S. Ireland (Eire) 1999
The Glenrothes meteorite
Found in Fife, Scotland 1998
The Hambleton meteorite
Found in Yorkshire, England 2005
The Strawberry Fields meteorite
Found in Perthshire, Scotland 2011
(click on the
above images for information and pictures of each meteorite)
Fernlea Meteorites is owned and operated by myself, Rob Elliott. My background lies as an electronics engineer and designer of miltary control systems within the UK aerospace industry, and later with atomic weapon development for US Defence. Somewhere along the way, I began to collect meteorites and have since maintained a growing collection of rocks from space. This collecting passion later developed into a full time business which grew into one of the largest meteorite dealerships in the world.
A 1.3kg freshly fallen
|The meteorites advertised on our sale pages are genuine rocks from space. However, a meteorite is not a meteorite just because I or anyone else thinks it is, or because we might believe it to be......in reality, meteorites have to be formally recognised, authenticated, studied, classified and named before they can truly be accepted as meteoric material originating from outside planet Earth. For these reasons, our meteorites have been professionally authenticated as such by recognised institutions and individuals involved in the study of meteoritics.|
|Many of our meteorites
have been acquired through trade with scientists,
researchers & curators of the World's top museums,
institutions and National Collections - we offer them
meteorites that aren't yet represented in their
collection, and in return they offer us meteorites that
aren't represented in our collection.
This arrangement benefits everyone involved, because not only do our respective collections grow accordingly, but new meteorites then become available for research and study.
A beautiful 845g Pultusk
A beautifully flight-marked 2.5kg
|Meteorites come in a variety of different shapes and sizes. Quickly recovered meteorites that have not suffered from long exposure to the harmful effects of the World's weather, show fusion crust and regmaglypts ("thumbprints") over their surface - the result of high speed, often very violent, flight through our Earth's atmosphere.|
|This perfectly formed impact crater is only 4mm in diameter, and was formed by a "shooting star" - around the same size as the point on a needle - as it smashed into this Russian space station and vaporised on contact. Dashing around the solar system at speeds of several miles per second can take it's toll on incoming space dust! Click here for more pictures & information.||
Space Station Zap Pit
A stony meteorite which
fell to through the roof and ceiling
Well, it probably isn't a real meteorite.
Please be aware of the
Chicken Little was right ~ the sky is falling!
Click here for some more of my meteorite hunting trips
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Wynd, Milton of Balgonie, Fife. KY7 6PY United Kingdom
Please - no requests to authenticate old rock and stone finds
I've heard the "My grandad saw it fall in a field and gave it to me!" story (and all variations) a zillion times
© Rob Elliott