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Uruaçu 100.5g


  • Meteorite Type: Iron (IAB-MG)
  • Weight: 100.5 grams
  • Approximate Measurements: 84 mm x 70 mm x 3 mm
  • Additional Information: Round shaped full slice with streaks of schreibersite.

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Uruaçu (pronounced “Oo – roo – ah – SUE”) is an interesting iron meteorite first found on a ranch in 1992 in Goais, Brazil. It has a comparatively low total known weight, and a significant number of recovered specimens were very large. The entire strewnfield lies on private land and has been hunted exclusively by the owner and his agents over a period of many years. As a result, Uruaçu irons appear only occasionally on the market. It is a coarse octahedrite and when cut and etched it displays a highly attractive Widmanstätten pattern, somewhat similar to Sikhote-Alin. These individuals are in as-found condition with natural yellowish-ochre patina.

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Weight 100.5 g