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Vaca Muerta 76.8g

$615.00

  • Meteorite Type: Mesosiderite-A1
  • Weight: 76.8 grams
  • Approximate Measurements: 46 mm x 37 mm x 25 mm
  • Additional Information: Beautiful laboratory prepared end cut

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Description

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Vaca Muerta
Stony-irons are by far the rarest of the three main classes of meteorites; the others being irons and stones. Mesosiderites and pallasites make up the stony-irons and Vaca Muerta (Spanish for “dead cow”) is a rare example of the mesosiderite type. First discovered in 1861 by prospectors looking for rare metals, the Vaca Muerta meteorite comes from a difficult-to-reach area in Chile’s vast Atacama Desert. The area has been extensively hunted since the 1960s and examples of this meteorite only rarely come to market.
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Additional information

Weight 44 g