Bondoc from The Phillipines. From Glenn Huss’ second collection of meteorites.
In 1959, Harvey H. Nininger, while visiting the National Bureau of Mines in the Philippines, was shown a rusty lump of metallic nature. The sample had been brought in by a prospector as evidence that he had found an iron deposit. However, once the deposit, located in the middle of the Filipino jungle, had been recognized as being of meteoritic origin, the mining project was abandoned and the main mass of the Bondoc meteorite forgotten. A few years after this visit, Nininger’s correspondent, John A. Lednicky, relocated the rock and sent him some samples. Nininger recognized that the meteorite was of a very rare type and thus decided to extract the Bondoc meteorite from the remote jungle at any price (Nininger, 1972).