Portales Valley meteorite

Portales Valley meteorite

Weight

3,4 grams

Observed fall

New Mexico, USA, 13 June 1998

$120

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Description

Ordinary chondrite (H6)

After detonations were heard and smoky trails seen in the sky, a shower of meteorites landed near Portales, New Mexico. 53 objects have been recovered, with a total mass of 71.4 kg. The largest pieces weighed 16.5 kg (witnessed to fall by Nelda Wallace and Fred Stafford), 17.0 kg (found by Elton Brown), and at least nine others over 1 kg. A 530 g fragment went through the roof of Gayle Newberry’s barn and embedded itself in a wall, indicating a trajectory west to east. The elliptical strewn field of Portales Valley is approximately 7.7 ´ 2 km, trending N60–65ºE, although recent reports may extend this somewhat.

Certificate of authenticity included. IMCA 5591.

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