Rare Carancas meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes.
Date of the fall: 2007.
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)
- Mineral Form/ Type Meteorite
- Chondrite Meteorite
- 0.127 g
- Origin (Region/ City)
- Origin (Country)