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Santa Vitoria do Palmar, L3
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Santa Vitoria do Palmar, L3
This meteorite is a very pretty L3, S3/4, W2.  It is likely a witnessed fall from 1997, but all of the recovered masses were found at least several years after the (supposedly) associated fireball, and the terrain in which they were recovered was a salty marsh...so it would make sense that they were moderately weathered.  The last I heard was that radioisotope data was being gathered in the hope that it would prove that the stones had fallen very recently, but I never caught wind of a conclusion and wasn't able to find any details online.

The story of this meteorite's recovery is lengthy, and is recorded at Svend Buhl's website:

http://www.niger-meteorite-recon.de/en/Santa-Vitoria-meteorite-1.htm

The meteoritical Bulletin offers the relatively scant following:

Writeup from MB 91:

Santa Vitoria do Palmar             33°3034′′S, 53°2439′′W
Santa Vitoria do Palmar, Brazil
Find: 2003
Ordinary chondrite (L3)

History: Three stones were recovered in March 2003 near the city of Santa Vitoria do Palmar by Mr. Roberto Maciel while collecting Indian arrows. Later in February 2004, Mr. Lautaro Côrreira found a fourth stone weighing 10.450 kg in the same area.

Physical characteristics: All three stones, weighing about 34 kg, 4.34 kg, and 1.57 kg, respectively, are at least partly covered with fusion crust.

Petrography: (A. Greshake, MNB) The sample is an unbrecciated chondrite with unequilibrated olivine and pyroxene, and Fe,Ni-rich metal. The chondrules are well defined and of large variation in the textural types including BO, BP, PO, POP, and PP.

Mineral compositions: Olivine (Fa0.5–35.2), pyroxene (Fs0.5–31.6).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (L3); S4, W2.

Type specimen: A 20 g sample plus one polished thin section are on deposit at MNB. 5910 g is on exhibition in the MNB. Côrreira holds the main mass
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/metbull.php?code=35478

I have only one piece of this meteorite to offer; it is a thick partial slab with an edge of fusion crust.  Santa Vitoria do Palmar isn't known for having large sulfide inculsions, but this slice has a beast of a troilite that's almost a centimeter in every diameter!  Throw in the typical assortment of large armoured chondrules, and it's easy to see why this meteorite has all but disappeared from the market in only a few short years.

The specimen comes with a label and membrane box.  This is the largest piece I know of that's currently available - anywhere.
It might be a fall, but that's not too important -- how many type-3 chondrites from a place other than "NWA" are currently available on the market?  Not too many.  Pristine material left over from the formation of the solar system isn't common...and the main mass of this meteorite was lost, so I don't know how much of it will be available. 

First photo - note the cm-sized troilite inclusion on the left. 

58.7 gram part-slice - $500




58.7 grams - $500
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