Tambo Quemado Meteorite - a 3.6 pound Specimen from Peru


The Tambo Quemado Meteorite was found in Tambo Quemada Leoncio Prado, Ayacucho, Peru in 1949. It was a massive find of 1,141 kg (2,515 pounds). Due to local superstitions, the mass was not reported until late 1950.

This meteorite has a 8.7% nickel content. It's Widmanstatten pattern is one of the most beautiful ever seen. 

  • Classification: Iron, Medium Octahedrite (IIIB)    
  • 1648.0 grams (58.1 ounces) 3.6 pounds
  • 11.0 x 8.5 x 0.23 inches

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