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Santa Vitoria do Palmar

Stone, chondrite, L3, S4, W2
Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Find: 2003
TKW: 50.4 kg
Endcut: 704.00 g

Cuboid cut section with five cut surfaces and one surface showing weathered fusion rind. Polished cut surfaces show a dense array of well defined chondrules in various sizes and crystallization patterns up to 10 mm in diameter. Large portions of the unequilibrated meteorite are shock blackened. This particular specimen was cut from the 34 kg main mass of the Santa Vitorio do Palmar meteorite, which was previously considered lost and which was rediscovered after the owner passed away in 2009. The pictured thin section slide measures 48 x 28 mm.

Inventory #

B-339

Date

October 3, 2015

Category

Chondrites, Finds, Stones