Vinales, 2019 Cuba Meteorite Fall, Fresh Crusted Fragment, 2.75g


On February 01, 2019, a bright fireball was seen over southern Florida, and it exploded in the sky over the Cuban countryside. Local residents were greeted by an explosive shock wave that shattered windows and some stones reportedly fell on houses around the town of Vinales. Meteorite hunters have recovered many fresh meteorites from the strewnfield and samples were sent off for analysis. Scientists officially classified this meteorite as a L6 chondrite named "Vinales".

The specimen offered here is a fresh "pre rain" fragment that has some black fusion crust on it. The exposed matrix shows very little oxidation, lots of fresh metal fleck, and prolific shock veins.

Refer to the photo. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing the specimen shown. It weighs 2.75 grams. Your purchase will include an ID label and gemjar for safe storage.