[meteorite-list] [Free AD 1/2] Tocache (new official Peru fall) and few Brazilian meteorites (Vicenca, Tres Irmaos, Serra Pelada, etc)

From: André Moutinho <moutinho_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2019 12:32:55 -0300
Message-ID: <CACix5c2S7BeBi_-hSjJLd__eggS_dmi+XSJww=Uc=+BY=5rfZQ_at_mail.gmail.com>

Hell all!

I have made a deal with the owners of the Tocache to sell just 400g of
this meteorite to help with costs. The remaining of the mass they
assured that will be preserved and kept in an university institute.
Nice opportunity to acquire an interesting fall from a rare locality.
This is Peru's second official meteorite fall, along with the famous
Carancas. Few slices left.

Metbul Entry: https://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/metbull.php?code=70660

History: The meteorite fall was witnessed by Mr. Leodegario Tolentino
Laiza and Mrs. Horacia Padilla Herrera in the Tocache District,
Tocache Province, San Mart?n Department, Peru. According to the
witnesses, the fall occurred between midnight and two in the morning
of January 1, 1998. A fireball was observed in the sky and, within ",
it exploded. Soon after, a humming sound, like a small plane, was
heard and then two impacts on the ground were felt. In the following
week, Mr. Leodegario found the 5140 g fragment on his coffee
plantation, in a small crater 1 m deep by 50-80 cm in diameter in the
clay soil. According to him, the meteorite had a smell that resembled
something burned and with sulfur. The meteorite was kept in a shed of
the property, being exposed to the high humidity of the region that is
part of the Peruvian Amazon. In 2017, the fragment was acquired from
the couple?s son, Mr. Willy Tolentino Padilla, by the Quimiosfera
Laboratory at the Chemistry Institute of the University of S?o Paulo
(USP) for study and classification.

<10g $30/g
>=10g $25/g

I also have few other Brazilian meteorites available. Please contact
for pricing and pictures.

1) Vicencia (LL3.2 fall): Unequilibrated or primitive chondrites are
very important to science because they provide a sample of the very
early origin of the solar system. Even more important are primite
chondrite falls as they show no effect of terrestrial weathering.
There exists only about 4 other primitive ordinary chondrites falls
and none of them is available to the collector.

2) Tres Irmaos (L6 2017 fall): Only one single mass of 890g was
recovered. The meteorite was purchased by the city hall, National
Museum, Federal University of Bahia and me. I have got about 120g of
this meteorite and made less than 50g available to the collector. Most
are preserved at City Hall museum, National Musem and State University
and my collection. The meteorite fell in a city named Palmas de Monte
Alto. As there exists already a meteorite with such city name, this
fall was named after an interesting geological site named Tres Irmaos,
that means Three Brothers.

3) Serra Pelada (Eucrite 2017 fall)
4) Campos sales (L6 1991 fall)
5) Par? de Minas (historic iron traded with ASU): few slices from 2 - 4g
6) Santo Ant?nio do Descoberto (Nice IIAB with Neumann lines)
7) Indianopolis (rare to find iron) - one slice available
8) Macau (historic fall) - one small slice available
9) Nossa Senhora do Livramento (recent but low tkw iron)
10) Sao Joao Nepomuceno (beautiful IVA-ano iron)
11) Avanhandava (1952 fall)
12) Santa Catharina: iron not shale. few small slices available
13) Santa Vitoria do Palmar (L3 find). Cheap nice meteorite. Few
slices available.
14) Nova Petropolis (IIIAB)
15) Patos de Minas (octahedrite)

All the Best
Received on Thu 19 Dec 2019 10:32:55 AM PST

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