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Acapulco   contributed by jnmczurich, IMCA 2391   MetBul Link

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4.88 grams.   Acapulcoite

TKW 1914 grams. Observed fall 11 August 1976, Acapulco, State of Guerrero, Mexico.


Jürgen/jnmczurich writes:
Acapulco is a strange meteorite with chondritic composition and achondritic texture. It fell on August 11, 1976, single mass, 1914 g. Type specimen of the Acapulcoites Dimensions: 31 x 21.5 x 2-3 g with some fusion crust. Weight of sample: 4.88 g. Rare to find in this size in private collections.

Playing with light shows the greenish looking silicate matrix and the metal-rich texture. The close-up view shows a field of about 8x6 mm.

Since 2009 in my collection.
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Found at the arrow (green or red) on the map below


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jim brady
 4/20/2019 7:46:37 PM
nice to see--thank you
Jim Strope
 4/17/2019 11:26:33 AM
A beautiful specimen.
 4/17/2019 7:30:51 AM
Namesake of its class, rarely seen - thanks for the opportunity, J*rgen.
John Divelbiss
 4/17/2019 7:00:29 AM
Thank you for this view of a slice of meteorite candy.
Graham Ensor
 4/17/2019 5:34:58 AM
Great to see this...thanks for showing.
Bernd Pauli
 4/17/2019 3:40:42 AM
Beautiful example of one of the earliest events in the differentiation of chondritic asteroids!

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