Uruaçu IAB Iron Meteorite


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Uruaçu IAB Iron Meteorite

DESCRIPTION: 100% Authentic piece of Uruaçu IAB Iron Meteorite

SOURCE: Goiás, Brazil

STRUCTURAL CLASS: Cohenite-schreibersite-rich iron

CHEMICAL CLASS: Co = 0.46%, Ni = 6.43%, Ga = 89.6 ppm, As = 11.6 ppm, Ir = 3.36 ppm, Au = 1.46 ppm. The composition is indistinguishable from Campo del Cielo.

SIZE:  26mm x 21mm x 15mm

WEIGHT: 21 grams approximately

HISTORY:  Uruacu was first discovered in 1992 near Goias, Brazil. Only four masses were found on a farm by the owner of the property. The owner continued hunting for more meteorites for over a decade without any luck. Finally, after years of searching, in the past few years, the owner has located several other Uruacu specimens. The total known weight of this iron is still fairly low for an iron (probably only around 1500± hundred kilos), making this offering all the more rare of.

Uruacu is chemically similar to Campo del Cielo, however structurally it is not at all similar. It is a schreibersite and cohenite rich IAB that is extremely stable, and has beautiful etch patterns full of Neumann lines.

The item in the photographs is the piece that you will receive.  Photos are taken in natural light and care is taken to show the piece as accurately as possible.