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Vinales Meteorite – A Recent Discovery – Together with Roof Tile and Rice Cooker

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Vinales Meteorite – A Recent Discovery – Together with Roof Tile and Rice Cooker
Chondrite
Pinar del Rio, Cuba

On February 1, 2019, a blazing explosion, several deafening sonic booms and an extensive smoke trail were observed in Pinar del Rio Province, Cuba. Believed by residents to be an airplane crash, the explosion was soon accompanied by a shower of meteorites, which fell on Vinales Valley, a national monument and UNESCO world heritage site. Many specimens were recovered from rooftops, one pierced an asphalt road and some penetrated the ground. The first, and some of the largest, stones were collected near the monument Mural of Prehistory by artist Leovigildo Gonzalez Morillo. In evidence of this rare witnessed event, a section of a roof with the hole caused by the meteorite's penetration is offered, along with a rice cooker exhibiting evidence of the damage it sustained from this meteorite impact. No meteorite, other than Vinales, has been found in Cuba. Here is a fascinating and covetable lot, which tells a detailed story about the historic fall. Weighing approximately 189 grams and measuring 2 ½ x 2 x 1 1/2 in. Roof section measures 41 x 19 ½ in; Rice cooker measures 11 x 10 x 12 in. (3)

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