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MISSING: 9.04 kilogram Sikhote-Alin shrapnel individual   More Info

Aguas Zarcas   contributed by Roberto Vargas, IMCA 5746   MetBul Link

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15.6 gram oriented individual with rollover lip.   CM2

TKW ~12 kg. Observed fall 23 April 2019, Alajuela, Costa Rica.


Roberto writes:
On April 23rd, 2019 a fireball was reported over the skies of San Carlos, Costa Rica. The next day, there were reports that a meteorite had crashed through the roof of a house in Aguas Zarcas. It had blue fusion crust and a dark interior! In the coming days, pictures of meteorites started showing up on Facebook. On April 27th, I landed in Costa Rica and bought this (and other) beautiful example!

It was my first fireball chase and ended up being quite the success. An experience I'll never forget. It turned out that Aguas Zarcas was classified as a CM2. This is by far one of my favorite acquisitions from that trip. A 15.6g oriented individual with rollover lip.
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This Month

 5/20/2020 12:37:29 AM
That's fantastic
Jim Strope
 5/1/2020 11:35:34 AM
That's a beauty!!!
Michael Mulgrew
 5/1/2020 10:47:30 AM
What an amazing stone!
Wendy Swartz
 5/1/2020 10:14:54 AM
Wow! That's fantastic!
Paladino vincenzino
 5/1/2020 7:40:27 AM
Yessssssssss FANTASTIC
Twink Monrad
 5/1/2020 4:58:51 AM
Yes, perfectly beautiful and exciting!
 5/1/2020 4:08:17 AM
Perfect shape. Perfect crust. Perfect lipping. Perfectly fresh. Perfectly documented with great pics. Rare class, even rarer as a witnessed fall. Congratulations, Roberto.
Bernd Pauli
 5/1/2020 4:07:41 AM
The happy smile on your face says it all! So beautiful, so unique ... amazing!
Simon Bartlett
 5/1/2020 3:25:58 AM
That's fantastic - must feel like a real achievement!
Andreas Ruh
 5/1/2020 1:57:15 AM
Very nice individual. Congrats, Roberto!

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