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Aguas Zarcas meteorite. CM2 chondrite, 70% fusion crust.

Aguas Zarcas meteorite. CM2 chondrite, 70% fusion crust

Aguas Zarcas meteorite. CM2 chondrite, 70% fusion crust

Characteristics

Weight

2,74 grams

Observed fall

Costa Rica, 23 April 2019

$340

1 in stock

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Description

The Aguas Zarcas Meteorite fell on 23 April 2019 in Costa Rica. It was observed by the neighbors and recorded by several cameras. It fell in a rainforest area so the recovery of the meteorites has been difficult.

It is a carbonaceous chondrite type CM2, similar to the Murchison meteorite. In Murchison, through extensive research during years, scientists have found a water content of 12%, alcohols, hydrocarbons and dozens of amino-acids. CM2 meteorites seem to have established the basis for the origin of life on Earth. Aguas Zarcas is being extensively studied and scientists have already found a high water content and different amino-acids.

For sale a beautiful specimen with small roll-over lips and approximately 70% fusion crust as can be seen in the pictures.

Certificate of authenticity included. IMCA 5591.

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