Turgut (Iron, ungrouped)

Country: Turkey
State/District: Konya
Date of fall/find: Found 1999, April
Total known weight: 152 kg
Number of pieces: 1
Type: Iron, ungrouped
Shock stage: low
Weathering stage: low

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History: A 152 kg piece of iron was discovered by Mr. Cemil Gunay in April 1999, while he was plowing a field. The specimen was 30 cm deep. Mr. Gunay took the specimen to his home where he attempted to cut it. He applied rust-proofing spray. It was then kept outside in a hot and dry environment in his garden for approximately 10 years, when the existence of the specimen was noted by Turkish meteorite collector Mesut Kasikci (a resident of France), who then informed academic research institutions about the find. The specimen was brought by Mesut Kasikci to Dr. Catherine Caillet Komorowski of the MNHNP.

ID#: 4940
Description: Etched slice
Size: 10 x 3 x 0.3 cm
Weight: 33.5 gr

US$ 135.00


1 more specimen of Turgut


Class: Iron, ungrouped
Weight: 31 gr

US$ 125.00

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