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Photos by Michael Overacker.   Copyright (c) Michael Overacker, 2019.
13.6 grams. 36 x 23 x 20 mm.   L6

TKW 50 kg. Observed fall 1 February 2019, Pinar del Rio, Cuba.


Michael writes:
This meteorite has two levels of fusion crust. This meteor evidently fractured while still surrounded with plasma, and the exposed fractured areas starts melting, but for a shorter period, showing a glossing and edge softening, but not a full burn like the original surface. The original surface also shows some shallow regmaglypts. The broken areas of the fusion crust display the light color of the body of the meteorite.

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John Divelbiss
 5/12/2019 2:26:06 PM
Nice pictures Michael. That individual has a lot of nice features and overall character.
Bernd Pauli
 5/12/2019 5:10:09 AM
Yes, Michael clear signs of a primary and a secondary fusion crust. Beautiful specimen!

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