Malotas, 1931 Argentina H5 Witnessed Fall, Micromount

$5.00

Description

In the early morning hours of June 22, 1931, a bright fireball illuminated the night sky and was witnessed across wide area of Santiago del Astero, Argentina. Over 1000 stones of all sizes fell over a large strewnfield that was centered just northeast of the town of Malotas. Recovered specimens were analyzed and determined to be H5 chondrites. This locality is rarely seen on the collector market.

Refer to the photo. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing a single small fragment like the one shown. Your purchase will include a labeled gemjar for safe storage.

From the Catalog of Meteorites entry on Malotas :

A shower of some thousands of stones fell over an area of 5 x 2.5km, NE of Malotas, dept. Salavina, Description, J. Olsacher (1931).
Another description, with an analysis, E.H. Ducloux (1942).
Mineralogy: olivine Fa 19^ , B. Mason (1963).
Gas-rich, L. Schultz & H. Kruse (1983).
Mobile trace elements; gas retention ages, D.W. Lingner et al. (1987).
Noble gas data compilation, L. Schultz & H. Kruse (1989); L. Schultz pers._ commun._ (1998).