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MISSING: 9.04 kilogram Sikhote-Alin shrapnel individual   More Info

San Juan 090   contributed by David Allepuz i Sunyť, IMCA 1496   MetBul Link

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  Iron, IIE

TKW 2.54 kg. Fall not observed. Found 3 February 2015, Atacama, Chile.


David writes:
San Juan 090 is a 2,5Kg IIE Iron meteorite found in Atacama, Chile, on 3 Feb. 2015 and approved 21 Nov. 2019 by the NomCom.

As shown in the Metbull Database there are only 16 meteorites classified as IIE. This was the first Iron meteorite found by our team and it was found by the only woman on it: charming Emma Ardanaz.

Emma Ardanaz and her husband Ion Ander Lanza are a really successful meteorite hunteing couple based in Pamplona, on the northern part of Spain called Navarra. We really love to share meteorite expeditions with them!

Partners on that 2015 expedition were also Josť Vicente Casado, Dr.Jordi Llorca and me.

Images 1 to 7 show details of a slice of itís awesome interior.

Photo 8: Ion Ander amazed, Dr.Jordi Llorca behind. Josť Vicente takes the image.

Photos 9-10: Details of the sand blasted surface.

Photo 11: Emma unable to stop smiling holding her find.

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Michael Mulgrew

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 12/18/2019 2:38:17 AM
What a wonderful piece and amazing find! Congrats for the whole team and thanks for sharing.
 12/5/2019 5:39:40 PM
iAnother amazing IIE specimen 😍 enigmatic dark silicates and glass inclusion,, planetary core or other plum
 12/4/2019 6:58:07 PM
Concerning the expression of the - invisible - face, I'd opt for "bewildered" : - ) How beautiful, specimen and narrative.
Michael Mulgrew
 12/4/2019 11:25:19 AM
Fantastic, love the field photos! I always find those more interesting than the "posed" meteorite pictures.
Bernd Pauli
 12/4/2019 9:44:51 AM
Beautiful iron, beautiful lady, beautiful smile! As for IIE irons, there are two of them in my collection: Miles and NWA 6716.
Mendy M Ouzillou
 12/4/2019 7:43:03 AM
Best MPOD in a while. I just love this story and the amazing find. Congratulations to the team and especially to Emma.
Larry Atkins
 12/4/2019 5:39:30 AM
This is a wonderful find, and such a happy face! Congratulations.
 12/4/2019 5:07:37 AM
Beautiful piece, and very credible demonstration of joy 😁
Andi Koppelt
 12/4/2019 12:09:49 AM
Congrats! Marvelous find with exemplary documentation.

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