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Serra de Magé   contributed by Mendy Ouzillou, IMCA 8395   MetBul Link

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Photos by Mendy Ouzillou.   Copyright (c) Mendy Ouzillou.
24.68 grams.   Eucrite-cm

TKW 1800 grams. Observed fall 1 October 1923 in Pernambuco, Brazil.


Mendy writes:
Serra de Magé fell the morning of October 1, 1923 in Pernambuco, Brazil. It is a cumulate eucrite with a total known weight of 1800g.

Serra de Magé is one of those meteorites that has always been on my dream list. I remember a few years ago being in Edwin Thompson’s room in Tucson and admiring a 15g quarter piece of this amazing meteorite and wistfully looking at the beautiful crust and interior. Later, I was able to hold in my hands a 107.8g individual that is part of Monnig’s collection - my hands were shaking. What a rush!

I never really thought I would get an opportunity to see another specimen for sale much less one like this one. On Dec. 21, 2017, I was speaking with a collector and was discussing a deal with them. The items we were discussing were nice, but on a whim I said I would consider a larger deal if their Serra de Magé was available. Honestly, I thought the odds were better of me winning the Mega Millions jackpot (though that would have been nice too). To my amazement, they said they would consider an offer. I was effectively buying this stone nearly sight-unseen as the only picture available is on page 67 of Bob Haag’s book, “Collection of Meteorites – private collection edition.” Little did I realize what was awaiting when I opened the package a few weeks later. What I received was a 99.9% (I am very critical) crusted AND oriented 24.68g individual. I was stunned by this stone’s beauty – very glassy crust like liquid honey, the translucent window into the meteorite’s matrix. Now, my hands were really shaking!

Now, all I need is a nice piece of Angra dos Reis!

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Mendy Ouzillou
 1/19/2018 6:05:03 AM
John Divelbiss, I suspect it is a museum number, but that information was lost long ago. :-( I am working on getting more information on that front but no luck so far.
Jake Pelletier
 1/17/2018 7:43:03 PM
Hi Mendy, Do you happen to have any thin sections of Serra de Mage? Take care, Jake
Mendy Ouzillou
 1/17/2018 4:07:34 PM
John Divelbiss, I suspect it is a museum number, but that information was lost long ago. :-( I am working on getting more information on that front but no luck so far.
John Divelbiss
 1/17/2018 2:34:25 PM
beautiful specimen. a 24 gram 99%+ crusted individual of this special Fall is quite a coup. curious, what is the 302 number from?
Anne Black
 1/17/2018 11:13:02 AM
And it is very interesting and pretty as a thin-section too.
Jon Taylor
 1/17/2018 10:36:18 AM
Wow, you don't see that every day!
Daniel Da Costa
 1/17/2018 9:00:04 AM
Une incroyable m*t*orite aussi belle que rare. La cro*te de fusion est spectaculaire, Bravo Mendy et dite moi si un jour je peux aussi en avoir une dans ma collection. Daniel
Bernd Pauli
 1/17/2018 6:38:54 AM
Wow! That glassy, transparent layer of crust ... truly out-of-this-world! Congrats on such an outstanding acquisition!
Tomasz Jakubowski
 1/17/2018 6:02:00 AM
Great meteorite, congratulation Mendy
Stephen Amara
 1/17/2018 4:30:54 AM
Mendy,you have shared beautiful meteorites in the past and this is no exception, that crust looks amazing and for such a rare meteorite, congrats on the spectacular acquisition!!!
 1/17/2018 1:26:17 AM
This is really an incredibly beautiful, rare and historical stone, accompanied by a fascinating collector's story. The glassy crust through which it seems possible to look inside reminds of some pieces of La Mancha I remember to have seen.

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