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MISSING: 9.04 kilogram Sikhote-Alin shrapnel individual   More Info

Viņales   contributed by jnmczurich, IMCA 2391   MetBul Link

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Various masses.   L6

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


Jürgen/jnmczurich writes:
L6 chondrite, S3, W0. The total known weight is probably more than 100 kg.

Photo 1 - a fragment showing shock veins.
Photo 2 - the four specimens I purchased, plus a bonus item.
Photo 3 - secondary fusion crust.

Not as bad in price like it was in the weeks after the fall, when the market starts running fast. Looking to the Internet, it seems the prices are falling now to a more or less fair price level. Good for collectors.

I purchased three complete individuals and one individual with broken face from a very friendly guy from Cuba, visiting me at home in mid-April. My Spanish is pretty poor, however, we had a great discussion, mixed with Spanish, English and German! A week later, I donated a 63 g Viņales individual to a Swiss university to support further scientific investigations on this nice and fresh chondrite.
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Found at the arrow (green or red) on the map below


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Juergen / jnmczurich
 5/14/2019 3:05:31 PM
Hi Anne Sorry for the confusion. As usual, Paul did a great job with editing the todays MPOD. I forgot to send him the description of the 3 pictures * my fault. The description of all three pictures was done by Paul :-). Here my comment to Picture 2 : It shows individual no. 1 (left), the individual no. 2 with broken face (right). I cut-off individual no. 3. in slices and two slices are seen in the middle of picture 2. The small 63 g individual, given to the scientists for further investigation, is not shown on the pictures. Best, J
Anne Black
 5/14/2019 12:39:42 PM
Very nice. On photo 2, which one did you give to the University? the one with the broken face, or the other large one? See you very soon in Ensisheim.

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