The Aguas Zarcas Meteorite fell on 24 April 2019 in Costa Rica. It was observed by the neighbors and recorded by several cameras. It fell in a rainforest area so the recovery of the meteorites has been difficult.
It is a carbonaceous chondrite type CM2, similar to the Murchison meteorite. In Murchison, through extensive research during years, scientists have found a water content of 12%, alcohols, hydrocarbons and dozens of amino-acids. CM2 meteorites seem to have established the basis for the origin of life on Earth. Aguas Zarcas will certainly be extensively studied too and in the future we will be able to see what wonders this meteorite is still hiding.
In auction complete specimen. It is mainly covered in fusion crust and has some minerals that have emanated from interior the piece.
Weight: 30,8 grams.
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Certificate of authenticity included. IMCA 5591.
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- Minéral principal / Nom météorite
- Aguas Zarcas
- Forme minérale / Type météorite
- météorite. Type CM2
- 30.8 g
- Origine (région / ville)
- 24 avril 2019, Alajuela
- Origine (pays)
- Costa Rica