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67.3 grams.   Pallasite, PMG

TKW 920 kg. Observed fall: no. Found 1822 in the Atacama Desert of Chile.


Matthias writes:
Oriented individual 67.3 g, size 6 x 3.5 x 1.8 cm. Wedge-shaped, with a little hole. With convex breast-side, abundant regmaglypts and roll-over lipping at the backside. Some delicate bundles of flowlines, partially remnant fusion crust, not at least on some olivines. Nests of sparkling olivine crystalls protruding the surface. In a sidewise perspective this piece resembles an animal, a bison, or a bear. In as-found-condition.

Found at an Atacama meteorite expedition November 2018 (Sergey Vassiliev, Marc Jost and a Russian friend) by Sergey Vassliliev. All finds were made in altitudes between 3.000 and 3.500 m.
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Found at the arrow (green or red) on the map below


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John Divelbiss
 4/27/2019 6:56:46 PM
impressive specimen with lots of character.
 4/27/2019 4:08:47 AM
Thank you, Andi. You as an experieneced forester, inter alia, will hopefully agree: pic 2 - a bear, sleeping; pic 3: clearly a bison. (Though the encounter with bears and bisons might not necessarily be a daily experience for you in Bavaria's forests ; - )
Andi Koppelt
 4/27/2019 12:03:54 AM
Nice example for black fusion crust on olivines! And a natural hole, too! Congrats!

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