Stone, chondrite (H5) veined/brecciated. Fell on January 30, 1868 at 7:00 PM neat Warsaw, Poland.

Thousands of people witnessed a large fireball followed by detonations and then a shower of stones fell over a large area from Pultusk to Nowy. Tens of thousands of small stones rained down on the land and houses. The next morning people began to recover them from the snow. It is estimated that over 100,000 stones fell with only a few thousand recovered. The vast majority were small from a few tenths of a gram to 10 grams and are known as "Pultusk Peas". The largest intact specimen weighed almost 10 kilos and is in the British Museum Collection.

Pultusk is one of those historic meteorites that is an absolute must for any serious meteorite collection. It is the largest fall (# of pieces) and the meteorites are all so fresh. Thousands of pieces were quickly recovered and have remained in university and museum collections since the fall. It is now very hard to acquire Pultusk, you must trade very hard to get it from the museum. These would make a fine addition to any collection, beginning to the most advanced.

The cut pieces are all from one stone, a fragment from the Vienna Museum of Natural History collection. They all include  COPIES of the original old label seen below.

Pultusk 1: 50.84 gram cut fragment. $1000.00
Pultusk 2: 28.27 gram partslice. $565.00

Pultusk 3: 28.24 gram fragment. $565.00

Pultusk 4: 19.00 gram partslice. $380.00

Pultusk 5: 12.52 gram cut fragment. $250.00  

                    Pultusk 6: 9.74 gram individual from Warsaw Museum collection. SOLD