Chondrite Meteorite - 0.127 g

Description
Chondrite Meteorite - 0.127 g
Carancas, Peru

Rare Carancas meteorite.

Observed fall: Yes.

Date of the fall: 2007.

Country: Peru.

Weight: 342 g.

It is one of the 73 approved classified meteorites as H4-5. Approved on January 7th, 2008.
Carancas 16 ° 39'52''S, 69 ° 02'38''W.

Carancas, Chucuito, Puno, Peru.

Fall: September 15th, 2007, 16h45.

Ordinary Chondrite (H4-5).

History: A large fireball was witnessed to impact near the community of Carancas, in the province of Chucuito, region of Puno in the country of Peru. It made a sizable impact crater, ~13.8 m in diameter (INGEMMET) or 11-12 m (L. Jackson, CGS). Local residents and many others have recovered numerous pieces of the impactor from the sides of the crater and the surrounding area.

References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, n° 93, MAPS 43, 571-632 (2008)

Lot details
Mineral Form/ Type Meteorite
Chondrite Meteorite
Supplement
Carancas
Weight
0.127 g
Origin (Region/ City)
Carancas
Origin (Country)
Peru
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