Carancas Meteorite H4-5

Carancas Meteorite H4-5

Carancas Meteorites For Sale

Find / Fall: Fall - 2007
Location: Puno, Peru
Classification: Chondrite H4-5
Total Known Weight: 342 g

On September 15, 2007 a meteoroid entered the atmosphere over Lake Titicaca near the border of Peru and Bolivia. But, this was a most unusual event even for meteoroids. Normally a body the size of this one would detonate from the stresses of its tremendous velocity and the air pressure against it. This body however, appears to have been traveling at a strangely slow speed for a cosmic body. It reached the ground intact and created a crater something not normally done by chondrite meteorites. In doing so it destroyed itself into only small pieces. Carancas is a H4-5 type and quite friable. This crumbliness is also hard to explain for a body that reached the ground in one piece. This crater forming chondrite is certainly one of the most interesting new meteorites available for collectors.

PLEASE NOTE: The image below is representative of the specimen you will receive. We will choose the best specimen on a first come best served basis.

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  • Carancas Meteorite Fragment

    Carancas Meteorite Fragment

    Carancas H4-5 Meteorite For Sale

    Carancas is a H4-5 type and quite friable. This crumbliness also hard to explain for a body that reached the ground in one piece. This crater forming chondrite is certainly one of the most interesting new meteorites available for collectors.

    These fragments of Carancas meteorite are secured in Membrane Boxes which allow both sides of the specimen to be observed without having to open the container.

    PLEASE NOTE: This image is representative of the specimen you will receive. We will choose the best specimen on a first come best served basis.
    Catalog#: CARAN-1
     
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