Nuevo Mercurio 9.7g


  • Meteorite Type: Stone (H5)
  • Weight: 9.7 grams
  • Approximate Measurements: 22 mm x 19 mm x 14 mm
  • Witnessed Fall: Yes, December 15, 1978, 1850 hrs. in Zacatecas, Mexico
  • Additional Information: Nice stone with fusion crust

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The sound of the tempest, bone-shattering roars of a bolide thundered over the cold skies above north-central Mexico on December 15 in 1978. The brilliant spectacle could be seen as far as 200 kilometers away as it rained several meteorites in a large 10-kilometer ellipsis a little ways north of the (no-longer-sleeping) village of Nuevo Mercurio. Today, the Nuevo Mercurio strewnfield has produced over 300 individual stones totaling up to about 50 kilograms. This olivine-bronzite chondrite boasts a lasting bold fusion crust and carries with it a reminder of the early Christmas gift of a jolting clap from the cosmos.

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Weight 9.7 g


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