- Meteorite Type: Mesosiderite-A1
- Weight: 13.0 grams
- Approximate Measurements: 33 mm x 14 mm x 19 mm
- Additional Information: Laboratory prepared end cut with polished face, captivating green-hue and sparkly texture. Accompanied by hand written note.
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Stony-irons are by far the rarest of the three main classes of meteorites; the others being irons and stones. Mesosiderites and pallasites make up the stony-irons and Vaca Muerta (spanish for “dead cow”) is a rare example of the mesosiderite type. First discovered in 1861 by prospectors looking for rare metals, the Vaca Muerta meteorite comes from a difficult-to-reach area in Chile’s vast Atacama Desert. The area has been extensively hunted since the 1960s and examples of this meteorite only rarely come to market.