La Criolla, Witnessed Fall, Fresh Ex-Haag Whole Stone, 62g

On January 6, 1985, a brilliant fireball and several deafening explosions heralded the fall of the La Criolla meteorite over rural Argentina. It was analyzed and classified as a shocked L6 chondrite. Many stones were found and one of the first American dealers to offer them was Bob Haag. Over time, more stones were found and exported out the country, but those first batches of stones were the nicest and the freshest. Subsequent finds were oxidized to varying degrees.

The stone being offered here is one of Bob Haag's stones and I acquired it from an old collection. This is most beautiful and freshest La Criolla stone I have ever seen. It is 98% covered in fresh black fusion crust with several shallow and two deep regmaglypts. There are three small chips in the crust showing a pristine grey matrix with no oxidation. It is about the size of a lemon and weighs 62 grams. This is fine collector's piece that is truly "museum grade". You don't see them like this very often.

Refer to the photos. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing the specimen shown. It weighs 62 grams. Your purchase will include an ID label and padded storage box with label. You also get the original Bob Haag specimen card.

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