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Angra dos Reis   contributed by Anne Black, IMCA 2356   MetBul Link

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1.2 grams.   Angrite

TKW 1500 grams. Observed fall January 1869, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

From Wikipedia:
The meteorite is named after Angra dos Reis, a municipality of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It fell on 20 January 1869 into the bay where the water was about 2 meters deep. Two fragments were found by a diver the next day.

Gaspar de Lemos, a navigator and commander of the Portuguese naval fleet, landed at Ilha Grande on 6 January 1502, a “Kings’ day” – that is, “Dia de Reis”. Accordingly, the place was named “Angra dos Reis”, which means “Creek of the Kings” or loosely “Anchorage of the Kings”.


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This Month

Seb xaar
 8/25/2018 12:47:28 PM
John Cabassi
 8/24/2018 8:25:39 PM
Very nice Anne
Anne Black
 8/24/2018 1:50:54 PM
Thank you!!! I am glad you all like it. And yes, it is the rarest of the rare (with Calcalong Creek, Kaidun,... a few others!).
Bernd Pauli
 8/24/2018 11:51:25 AM
Truly exotic and rare: A stone of about 1.5 kg fell but almost 90% of the material is lost and only 150 gr remain in collections today.
Ben Fisler
 8/24/2018 10:57:23 AM
Tres exotique! Thanks, Anne.
Keith Hicks
 8/24/2018 5:41:15 AM
Amazing recovery story for an amazingly rare and historical fall.
Pierre-Marie PELE (meteor-center.com)
 8/24/2018 3:53:48 AM
Amazing piece
Andi Koppelt
 8/24/2018 1:53:16 AM
Whow, the rarest of the rarest.

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