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Serra Pelada Brazilian Meteorite First Amazonian Fall Brazil

Serra Pelada Brazilian Meteorite First Amazonian Fall Brazil
Serra Pelada Brazilian Meteorite First Amazonian Fall Brazil
Item# JPT-18093
Regular price: $320.00
Sale price: $265.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day

Product Description

The Serra Pelada meteorite is a rare type of meteorite which scientists believe must have come off one of the largest and brightest asteroids in the solar system, 4 Vesta. It was found in Curionópolis, in the state of the Pará, Brazil. Its fall was observed on June 29, 2017, by people in Eldorado dos Carajás, Marabá and Parauapebas.

It has the notoriety of being the first Amazonian meteorite fall.

This meteorite is a eucrite, a basaltic achondrite and a member of the howardite-eucrite-diogenite (HED) clan of meteorites which most likely are from the crust of the asteroid 4 Vesta.

Size: 26mm L X 18mm W X 10mm D, Weight: 5 grams

This specimen was obtained from a Brazilian Museum. Their original tag IS included.

Ships with tags (original plus the one shown), information and COA.

Bases, stands, and cube not included.

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