[meteorite-list] Ad: New Aqua Zarcas Costa Rica Meteorite Fall, Rare CM Type, Hammer Fall

From: Galactic Stone & Ironworks <meteoritemike_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat, 11 May 2019 08:03:51 -0400
Message-ID: <CAKBPJW-yK=TvboDr5ncTAbxVEukBV7yxyrYhpwf-LHdimc1zEw_at_mail.gmail.com>

Hi Friends and Collectors!

On April 23, 2019, a bright fireball exploded over the rainforest in
Costa Rica. Local residents were confused and amazed at the sight of
black stones falling from the sky, crashing through roofs and
peppering their gardens and fields. One stone penetrated the roof of a
home and destroyed a writing desk. Word quickly spread that the
meteorite was an unusual type and possibly quite valuable. A frantic
search ensued as the locals combed their fields and the nearby
forests. Professional meteorite hunters from around the world
descended on the area and confirmed that the meteorite is a
carbonaceous chondrite. Samples were sent off for analysis and
preliminary results are CM2-anomalous - this is the same type as
Murchison, but anomalous in some way that has not been officially
revealed yet. Official classification is pending and should be
completed very soon.

This meteorite is the most recent fall of a CM2 type and scientists
are very excited to study it. Expect new research on this meteorite to
be coming out for years to come.

For collectors, this meteorite is a trifecta : it is a witnessed fall,
it is a rare type, and it is a hammer fall. This is only the second
witnessed fall in Costa Rica and the first since 1857!

Note - within a day of this fall, torrential rains fell on the
strewnfield and damaged any stones still laying the field. The
pre-rain material is the most desirable and scientifically-valuable.
The fragments I am offering here were found before the rains and were
purchased directly from a client of mine who visited Costa Rica and
bought stones directly from the finders.

Small Micromounts -

Large Micromounts -

All new specimens - https://galactic-stone.com/brand-new/

Thanks for looking!


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Received on Sat 11 May 2019 08:03:51 AM PDT

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