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Atacamaite   contributed by Michael Warner, IMCA 3394   MetBul Link

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Michael writes:
Atacamaites [not to be confused with atacamites], originally discovery by me and my son Michael while searching for meteorites in the Atacama desert in 2012, then later extensively studied in 2013 by the teams of CEREGE (CNRS/Aix Marseille University), and Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, which led to the official announcement in the 77th Annual Meteoritical Society Meeting (2014). See Devouard et al. abstract.

The pictures are from finds of my latest trip in February 2020, they show a variety of shapes, and very fine details, which is amazing considering the probable impact age of 7 million years, no source crater has been found.

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Tracy Latimer
 7/31/2020 8:17:00 PM
I would have grabbed both the first one in Picture 2 and the 2-3 agates next to it!
Michael Mulgrew
 7/30/2020 6:39:01 PM
Love the in-situ photos!
Bernd Pauli
 7/30/2020 4:03:01 PM
Gorgeous finds! There are 13 atacamaites in my collection from Luc Labenne!
Twink Monrad
 7/30/2020 3:43:02 PM
What a fun hunt!
Steve Brittenham
 7/30/2020 11:29:45 AM
I agree with Murray. So cool! I particularly like the little globs on the tear-shaped piece in Photo 3.
Murray Paulson
 7/30/2020 10:00:06 AM
They are gorgeous! They look almost identical to the Zhamanshin Irghizites.

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