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Allende   contributed by Al Mitterling   MetBul Link

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Photo by Al Mitterling.   Copyright (c) Al Mitterling.
373 grams.   CV3

TKW 2 tons. Observed fall 8 February 1969, at the village of Pueblito de Allende, Chihuahua, Mexico.

       


Al Mitterling writes:
One of the great falls in the world, at the time very few carbonaceous chondrites were available for study. With this fall suddenly there were ample samples for study all over the world. This fell just before Man landed on the moon and samples of the meteorite were taken to the Lunar Lab for a dry run for the lunar samples that were brought back after that first man Landing in July. One of the most studied meteorites of all times.
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Jim Strope
 8/6/2018 11:04:59 AM
Beautiful specimen.
Stephen Amara
 8/6/2018 5:32:25 AM
I really wish there were larger pieces as such available, it seems as though Allende has slim pickings and i'm sure that piece would cost a arm and leg. Awesome show piece!!!
Dr. Mike Reynolds
 8/6/2018 5:17:29 AM
Allende... brings back great memories of my early research! Allende was the first "rare" meteorite I obtained to study.
 

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