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Viñales. 515g

Viñales. 515g. Collection

The Viñales meteorite fell on February 1st, 2019 in the province of Pinar del Rio. Unlike the Chelyabinsk event, in this case no people were injured although a loud sonic boom was heard by the locals and recorded in a video. Its smoke trail was recorded by several people and it was seen even from the United States, where the weather radars recorded the event. Fragments have been mainly found in Viñales, a town in which people live on tourism and tobacco production. Due to the extensive rains, plants in the area are very tall, which makes finding the meteorites an almost imposible task. Viñales has been classified now as an L6 chondrite with shock veins. Not so many pieces are over 50 grams and even less are oriented.

Viñales. 515g. Collection
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