Viñales is a very new meteorite. This meteorite fell on February 1st, 2019 in the province of Pinar del Rio, Cuba. Unlike the Chelyabinsk event, in this case no people were injured although a loud sonic boom was heard by the locals and recorded in a video (see link below). Its smoke trail was recorded by several people and it was seen in Cuba and even from the United States, where the weather radars recorded the event.
Fragments have been mainly found in Viñales, a town in which people live on tourism and tobacco production. Due to the extensive rains, plants in the area are very tall, which makes finding the meteorites an almost imposible task.
Viñales has been officially classified now as an L6 chondrite with shock veins and some inclusions of melt rock (breccia).
In this lot one slice is offered. The clear lithology contrasts with the dark shock veins of the meteorite.
Weight: 5,0 grams.
Video of the smoke trail and sonic boom:
Certificate of authenticity is included. IMCA 5591.
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- Minéral principal / Nom météorite
- Météorite de Viñales.
- Forme minérale / Type météorite
- Est tombé à Cuba en 2019
- 5 g
- Origine (région / ville)
- 01 févr.2019
- Origine (pays)