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Calama 082   contributed by Timur Kryachko   MetBul Link

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TKW 2.85 kg. Fall not observed. Found 19 October 2019, Antofagasta, Chile.


Timur writes:
We present here fragments of meteorites found by meteorite hunters from the TimTeam group during expeditions to the stone deserts of the Earth. We sell only registered meteorites found by members of our group. Meteorite searches were carried out on foot.

Cut surface of the meteorite was grounded on glass with 3 micron powder. If desired, this surface may be easily polished. Meteorite was found in Chile on a limestone plateau not far from Chiu Chiu village.

Nonmagnetic meteorite, with some dark-grey fusion crust, was found by Ilya Chaplygin. Several big pieces (843, 486, 350 g) and large number of smaller fragments were collected.

Polymict diogenite is one of the rarest subclass of achondrites, much rarer than Martian meteorites. It is significant that only one small piece of this type has been found in Antarctica up to now! As for a few dozen NWAs, it seems that these are fragments of one or more meteor falls recorded under different numbers.

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jim brady
 3/31/2020 5:38:56 AM
very nice
Michael Mulgrew
 3/30/2020 11:20:26 AM
Fantastic in-situ photo!
Don Cracraft
 3/30/2020 10:08:28 AM
Great pictures and I really liked the written information! Thanks, Don Cracraft 2650
Timur Kryachko
 3/30/2020 6:14:03 AM
Yes, David, I think that Calama will quickly reach 3XX numbers.
David Allepuz
 3/30/2020 2:12:25 AM
Nice and interesting piece. Calama seems a meteorite mine with no end, isn't it?

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