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Acapulco   contributed by jnmczurich, IMCA 2391   MetBul Link

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4.88 grams.   Acapulcoite

TKW 1914 grams. Observed fall 11 August 1976, Acapulco, State of Guerrero, Mexico.


Jürgen/jnmczurich writes:
Acapulco is a strange meteorite with chondritic composition and achondritic texture. It fell on August 11, 1976, single mass, 1914 g. Type specimen of the Acapulcoites Dimensions: 31 x 21.5 x 2-3 g with some fusion crust. Weight of sample: 4.88 g. Rare to find in this size in private collections.

Playing with light shows the greenish looking silicate matrix and the metal-rich texture. The close-up view shows a field of about 8x6 mm.

Since 2009 in my collection.
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Found at the arrow (green or red) on the map below


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Mendy Ouzillou
 4/17/2024 7:47:33 AM
Juergen, this is an awesome meteorite. The texture is so beautiful under a scope.

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