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Allende, CV3.2
Bassikounou, H5
Carancas, H4-5
Gao-Guenie, H5
Gujba, CBa
Foster, H4
Juanita de Angeles, H5
Kunya-Urgench, H5
La Colina, H5
La Luz, H4
Leedey, L6
Long Island, L6
Mheiriz, L-chondrite
New Orleans, H5
NWA 869, L3-6
NWA 4419, R4
NWA 6508, EL3
NWA 6510, L4
NWA 7406, EL3
NWA Main Masses
Ochansk, H4
Park Forest, L5
Pony Creek, H4
Red Dry Lake 064, H5
Renfrow, L6
San Bernardino Wash, L5
Santa Vitoria do Palmar, L3
Sierra Colorada, L5
Soltmany, L6
Sutter's Mill, C
Tulia (a), H3-4
Carancas, H4-5
The Carancas meteorite violently exploded when it made landfall just south of Lake Titicaca on September 15, 2007.  It is one of three historically witnessed crater-forming events along with Sikhote-Alin and Sterlitamak; of the three, Carancas is the only stony meteorite.  

I obtained the following photographs from a public German forum; based on the content of some of the photos, I believe they were taken by T. Kenkmann, N. A. Artemieva, K Wunnemann, M. H. Poelchau, D. Elbeshausen, and/or H. Nunez del Prado.  If anyone has a copyright issue with my using them, please let me know.  






From MAPS Vol. 44, No. 7. (I'd consider getting a subscription if you don't already have one -- a lot of the papers are very technical, but there's always accessible information: see below.)



As a studying geologist, I would like to point out that the above paper is awesome.  It's worth trying to get the back issue of MAPS if you're interested in such things.

I don't know what the total weight of the recovered fragments is, but, according to a variety of sources, it's somewhere between five and ten kilograms.  To my knowledge, the biggest single piece still intact currently weighs ~345 grams, but the majority of the material was recovered with magnets in the form of tiny fragments and dust. 

These pieces come directly from a Bolivian mineral-dealer who visited the site shortly after the fall.  




0.454 grams


The above fragment is another fresh recovery replete with local soil and a few patches of black sheared surface.
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0.506 grams


A fresh, blocky fragment with some great exposed chondrules.
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1http://download.naturkundemuseum-berlin.de/presse/meteoritenkrater/
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