Carancas Meteorite H4-5
Carancas Meteorites For SaleFind / 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.
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Carancas H4-5 Meteorite For Sale
Carancas is a H4-5 type and quite friable. This crater forming chondrite is certainly an interesting meteorites to have in your collection.
The Carancas meteorite fragment you receive will come in a gem jar to protect the specimen and allow it to observed without having to open the container.
Your gem jar will contain 1 Carancas meteorite fragment.
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