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MISSING: 9.04 kilogram Sikhote-Alin shrapnel individual   More Info

Imilac   contributed by Hanno Strufe, IMCA 4267   MetBul Link

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Almost 500 gram individual.   Pallasite, PMG

TKW 920 kg. Fall not observed. Found 1822 in the Atacama Desert of Chile.


Hanno writes:
In the spring of this year I was with Phil Schmitt-Kopplin in the Imilac Strewnfield and we had the great experience of finding this beautiful individual alongside other pieces.

After a steep ascent with lots of curses and strong breathing, the metal detector suddenly beeped heavily. The joy was great about this beautiful find. We cut, sanded and etched the almost 500 gram heavy Individual at home using the best possible cutting line. The different color of the olivine is probably due to the location of the piece and the corresponding weathering.

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Found at the arrow (green or red) on the map below


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Tracy Latimer
 9/12/2020 4:13:47 PM
Excellent find! It's always amazing when you are able to pull something like this out of a strewnfield that has been extensively searched already.
Michael Hofmann
 9/11/2020 12:41:18 PM
Nnnnnnnnice! Congrats Hanno :)
Anne Black
 9/10/2020 1:58:56 PM
Very Nice rock, Hanno!!! I hope to see it next year in Ensisheim.
Michael Mulgrew
 9/10/2020 9:51:54 AM
I always prefer hunting by eye, but Imilac is on my wish list of places to swing a detector. Well done!
Mendy M Ouzillou
 9/10/2020 8:53:36 AM
Congrats on such an amazing find! Your smile says it all.
Twink Monrad
 9/10/2020 8:20:20 AM
Wow Hanno I did not realize that you had gone to Imilac and had this great adventure! What a find!
Rob Lenssen
 9/10/2020 7:20:48 AM
Very nice! Thanks for sharing Hanno.
Martin Neukamm
 9/10/2020 6:19:52 AM
Exceptional cool find, congrats Hanno!
Graham Ensor
 9/10/2020 5:49:24 AM
Thanks for sharing a wonderful moment and find Hanno.
 9/10/2020 4:54:44 AM
Great one, Hanno, congrats. Surely a special feeling to find such a beauty yourself.
Simon Bartlett
 9/10/2020 4:26:28 AM
The cross-sections are beautiful.
Jarkko Kettunen
 9/10/2020 4:17:32 AM
Very cool piece Hanno!! Congratulations!
Bernd Pauli
 9/10/2020 4:05:49 AM
Two thumbs up! A great find indeed! Sincere congrats!
Andi Koppelt
 9/10/2020 3:13:17 AM
Great find, well done! :-)

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