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La Criolla   contributed by Herbert Raab   MetBul Link

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244 grams.   L6

TKW 45 kg. Observed fall 6 January 1985, Entre Rios, Argentina.

Herbert writes:
The stone shown here is a 244g individual that was originally kept by the farmer who recovered it. Not until many years after the fall, it was sold to an Argentinian amateur astronomer. It is shown here on a copy of a strewnfield map drawn by Bob Haag. Read Bob's story here

After a bright fireball was seen and loud detonations were heared in the late afternoon hours, a shower of meteoritic stones rained down on the village of La Criolla in Argentia on this day, 32 years ago. A large number of L6 chondrites, totalling about 45 kg, were recovered from the elliptical strewnfield, 10 km x 7 km in size. A 750g stone crashed trough the roof of a farm house, and another stone of 1950g buried itself on the town's soccer court. Many of the recovered stones were bought on site by Robert Haag, and distributed to collections around the world.
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Found at the arrow (green or red) on the map below


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Mark Bowling
 1/8/2017 9:54:28 AM
Very cool, thanks for sharing. I miss the Haag catalogs...
Adri*n Contreras G*mez
 1/6/2017 9:23:14 AM
6 de enero, es su cumplea*os :) Gracias por compartir! Saludos
Jarkko Kettunen
 1/6/2017 5:56:04 AM
fresh complete piece! I like!!!
Don Cracraft
 1/6/2017 3:55:33 AM
Thanks for sharing!
 1/6/2017 1:56:22 AM
Thank you for this noteworthy fall from contemporary meteorite history! Happy 32nd fall celablation - perfect timing Herbert!
Rob Wesel
 1/6/2017 1:23:01 AM
Hello Herbert Do you have a copy of this map that you can share? Nakhladog@comcast.net It would be most appreciated
Tomasz Jakubowski
 1/6/2017 1:07:07 AM
Great one Herbert!

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