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Waconda 1.475g

$30.00

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  • Meteorite Type: Stone, L6
  • Weight: 1.475 grams
  • Approximate Measurements: 11 mm x 11 mm x 10 mm
  • Additional Information: Fragment with fusion crust, nestled in a gem jar. Accompanied by an Aerolite Meteorites specimen identification card and ASU card, please note accidental misspelling of Waconda on their ASU card, we feel this adds an element of uniqueness.

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Ordinary chondrite L6, Found in Kansas, United States, 1873

Marvel Comics fans will be sure to enjoy this one! Unlike the fictional, popular and scientifically-savvy home of the Black Panther, Wakanda, this L6 meteorite was discovered in the state of Kansas in the United States of America. Although this meteorite contains no physics-defying vibranium from the Marvel Universe, it does host other alluring features: a vanilla-bean-like interior casted in a shadowy, charred fusion crust that was acquired from being heated to thousands of degrees fahrenheit whilst burning its way through the Earth’s atmosphere; truly a supernatural wonder from an alien part of our solar system.

Waconda is a fascinating and rarely offered meteorite. The original 120-pound mass was broken apart, and a portion is now located at Arizona State University’s Center for Meteorite Studies. We were honored to see such a substantial part of this incredible and well-preserved stone [photographed left]. Waconda was discovered in a farm field in Kansas before 1871. There is very little known about the history of this spectacular meteorite — with only a few comments reported from locals who recalled the stone as early as 1870. It is hard to believe it attracted little to no attention!

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Weight 1.475 g

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