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    JUVINAS METEORITE - PARTIAL SLICE OF ASTEROID VESTA
    Eucrite - EUC
    Libonnes, Ardeche, France - (44° 43'N, 4° 18'E)
    This third sample of Vesta is also from an historic, early 19th Century, witnessed fall. On June 15, 1821, in the mid-afternoon, residents of Libonnes, France were startled by the detonation of a fireball in the sky. While only a single 91 kilogram stone of the Juvinas meteorite was ever recovered, half of the mass was lost over the years. The vast majority of the remaining mass is at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris (the National Museum of Natural History in Paris), from which the current specimen was de-accessioned. This partial slice exhibits the signature slate grey hue and recrystallized matrix of Juvinas, and is a choice representation of this historic meteorite. 33 x 22 x 2mm (1.33 x 0.75 x 0.1 inches) and 3.411 grams.

    Provenance: Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris

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    October, 2012
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