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La Criolla

Stone, chondrite, L6, W0
E. of Estancion La Criolla, 15 km WNW. of Concordia, Entre Rios province, Argentina.
Fall: 6 January, 1985, 1815 hrs.
TKW: ~45 kg
Individual 81.0 g

“After a bright fireball and many detonations, tens of meteorites fell over a 7 x 10 km ellipsoid area E. of Estancion La Criolla. Three fragments recovered weighed 6.1 kg, 1.95 kg and 750 g” (Met.Bull. no. 64). Today the 6.1 kg stone is in Los Angeles, University of California. The pictured specimen is a fully crusted individual with a nice set of flow lines on two surfaces. One surface shows secondary crust coating a fracture. Traded from jnmczurich.
Inventory #

B-314

Date

October 3, 2015

Category

Chondrites, Stones, Witnessed Falls