A natural fragment of the Allende meteorite.
Specimen Name: Allende
Specimen Type: carbonaceous chondrite
Location of Find: Chihuahua, Mexico
Date of Find: Feb 8th 1969
The huge fireball lighted up thousands of square miles of Northern Mexico and Southwestern United States. The fireball travelled from south to north. A meteorite shower spread over 50 square kilometres area. There are several pits; the biggest one is 60 cm across and 15 cm deep. Search and preliminary investigation of the meteorites were carried out by Dr. E. King (NASA), Drs. B. Mason and R. Clarke (Smithsonian Institution, Washington, USA) and others.
The meteorite comes in a small plastic casing with foam to protect each fragment. As well as a Specimen Identification Card for you to display at home. This is perfect as a gift!
Each of our Allende fragments is similar to the one shown in the image, however no two fragments are identical.