Tres Irmaos (L6)

Country: Brazil
State/District: Bahia
Date of fall/find: Fell 2017, May 26
Total known weight: 0.89 kg
Number of pieces: 1
Type: Ordinary chondrite (L6)
Shock stage: S3
Weathering stage: W0

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History: On May 26, 2017, about 11:30 am local time, a stone fell in the rural area of Palmas de Monte Alto, Bahia, Brazil. It was a clear sunny day; the residents heard some loud detonations, but thought it might be from a train line construction or a quarry. Mrs. Euzani Pais also heard a whistle and the sound of something hitting the soil. She went to the door and saw a small sand swirl. Her daughter and granddaughter, Sirlene da Silva Pais and Márcia Eduarda Pais, looked around and found a pit on the farm’s sandy road, with a black stone about 6 m away. A history professor, Nilton A. Azevedo, became aware of the fact and, with a broadcaster, published a video on the Internet. Andre L. R. Moutinho, M. E. Zucolotto (MNRJ) and Wilton Carvalho (GPA/UFBA leaded by Debora Rios) went to the site, certified the authenticity of the meteorite and purchased it in a consortium with the City Mayor on June 2.

ID#: 4465
Description: Crusted slice
Size: 2.5 x 2 x 0.3 cm
Weight: 3.7 gr

US$ 480.00

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