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Santa Filomena   contributed by Mike Farmer   MetBul Link

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TKW 80 kg. Observed fall 19 August 2020, Pernambuco, Brazil.


Mike writes:
Santa Filomena, Pernambuco Brazil. Fell 19 August 2020 10:30 am.

Chondrite. Breccia

Hundreds of people are searching for pieces and more are being found each day. This is a 399 gram fragment showing amazing shocked interior. One mass of ~40 kilograms has been found as well as about 8-10 kg of smaller stones. One smashed through a roof and landed on a bed. Another 2.8 kilogram oriented stone landed on top of the town bar in the plaza.

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Tracy Latimer
 9/1/2020 12:02:34 PM
L6 was my immediate thought as well.
Jim Strope
 8/29/2020 10:08:27 PM
Once in a lifetime treasure hunt for the locals.
Anne Black
 8/29/2020 3:21:46 PM
Yes very nice. And I agree Bernd, I don't see any chondrules, and no iron. Maybe an L6 ?
Twink Monrad
 8/29/2020 7:39:26 AM
Interesting story as well!
Bernd Pauli
 8/29/2020 4:37:55 AM
Beautiful chondritic breccia! What might it be? I can't see any chondrules?!

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