Barea Meteorite: Spain, *1842

Barea, Spain, *1846

Barea fell in the La Rioja region of Spain in 1842. It is an incredibly rare meteorite – only 3,200g were recovered, and at least 1,800g are resident in institutions.

In addition, it is one of only 6 meteorites classified as Mesosiderite-A1 – the only other one people are likely to have heard of is Vaca Muerta.

This is a beautifully, gem-cut part-slice weighing 0.29g.

 

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