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Toluca meteorite. Iron from Mexico.

Toluca meteorite. Iron from Mexico

Toluca meteorite. Iron from Mexico

Characteristics

Weight

1950g

Fall

10.000 years ago

Discovered

Prehistoric, by Natives

Rediscovered

1776, by Westerners

$2.000

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Description

The Toluca meteorite is known to exist for many years. It was first used to make tools by native americans in current Mexico before it was discovered by the occidental world in 1776. Its estimate date of arrival to Earth is 10.000 years ago.

This iron meteorite is a coarse octahedrite, chemical type IAB-sLL. The mean composition is 91% Fe and 8,1% Ni although it contains other trace elements. It often contains large troilite inclusions.

This complete specimen has a nice and stable patina.

Certificate of authenticity included. IMCA 5591.

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