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290 grams.   H5

TKW 290 grams. Fall not observed. Found 2016, Antofagasta, Chile.


Timur writes:
The meteorite was found by Timur Kryachko on an ancient lime-salt plateau. The search was conducted on foot. The appearance of a meteorite is not typical for most chondrites from deserts. The weathering of the surface is very interesting. The surface is very light. The terrestrial age of the meteorite is not very large. Metallic iron is preserved inside the meteorite.

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Bernd Pauli

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Timur Kryachko
 1/22/2018 7:22:21 AM
Unfortunately, often this is not quarantine, but false coordinates, forever. Our region was completely excavated by hunters for meteorites, before us, and not a single meteorite found before us - it was not registered ....
Michael Warner
 1/22/2018 6:21:28 AM
Congratulations Timur, welcome to the Atacama Club, the Atacama meteorite coordinates are being quarantined by the scientist for a while, to actually protect the science, and allow them to fully study the undisturbed areas.
Timur Kryachko
 1/22/2018 1:31:22 AM
H5 - the most common type of H meteorites. In Iran - 90% of meteorites - this type, but there is really this one rain in the desert Lut. Atacama's problem is that many local meteorite hunters are deliberately giving false coordinates ... This is certainly a crime before science ...
Anne Black
 1/21/2018 1:00:57 PM
....and all those El Medanos et los Vientos? isn't strange that some 300 meteorites have been found in the Atacama and they are all H5!!!???
Anne Black
 1/21/2018 12:57:09 PM
Is it paired with Calate 009 and Calate 011? And what about all those many Catalina from 002 to 253, are they all paired too?
Paul Swartz
 1/21/2018 7:43:13 AM
Bernd: click the MetBul link to the right of the meteorite name and all will be revealed.
Stephen Amara
 1/21/2018 4:45:17 AM
Wow sweet meteorite!!!
Timur Kryachko
 1/21/2018 3:41:28 AM
Yes, of course, it is classified! See the Meteorite database.
Bernd Pauli
 1/21/2018 3:39:03 AM
Beautiful contraction cracks in photo #3! How do you know it is an H5? Has it been officially classified? Thanks for sharing with us!
 1/21/2018 3:29:51 AM
Looks oriented too...
Timur Kryachko
 1/21/2018 3:18:39 AM
No, it's only from the surface! Inside, the metallic iron is not oxidized!
Zsolt Kereszty
 1/21/2018 2:33:18 AM
There is fully oxidized.

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