Stony-iron, Mesosiderite - MES-A1
    Atacama Desert, Chile - (25° 45'S, 70° 30'W)
    After days of unsuccessful hunting, Meteorite Men hosts Steve Arnold & Geoff Notkin found a 3.4-kilogram specimen of Vaca Muerta in Chile's Atacama Desert. Named after a riverbed near the meteorite's impact, Vaca Muerta (Spanish for "dead cow") contains silicate inclusions and unexpected eucrite nodules in a bright nickel-iron matrix. Its intriguing heterogeneous composition is the result of the countless collisions that Vaca Muerta's parent body experienced in deep space. A photo of the mass from which this specimen was cut appears in Notkin's book 'Meteorite Hunting: How to Find Treasure From Space.' This lively complete slice includes a signed copy of 'Meteorite Hunting,' and a DVD containing the episode of "Meteorite Men" on which the Vaca Muerta mass was found. 135 x 118 x 3mm (5.33 x 4.66 x 0.1 inches) and 170.54 grams (0.33 pounds)

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    October, 2012
    14th Sunday
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