Dronino Meteor is a metallic meteorite classified as an Ataxita (without internal structure). It was found in the village of the same name (Dronino, Russia) in July 2000 by Oleg Gus'kov while he was looking for mushrooms in the surroundings of his home. Since then, numerous expeditions to the area are still recovering some specimens, usually of small size, although some of them have exceeded the hundred kilos.
There are no historical descriptions of the meteorite impact event, it has been estimated that the fall should have occurred before the earliest settlements in the region about the 13th century. It is estimated that it formed a crater of about 30 meters in diameter.
The specimen that you see is a piece of a good size, with a sculptural form, in which we can see the typical two-sided "spotted" inside, while the rest features a fusion crust. Cutting was made in a careful manner, so that in the same position we can see both the interior and the fusion crust. A great meteorite worthy of a great collection.
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1840 g - ATAXITE
Adrian Contreras IMCA #7412
- Belangrijkste mineraal / Naam meteoriet
- DRONINO Meteor. Ataxite. XL!
- Minerale vorm / Soort meteoriet
- Ijzeren meteoriet
- 14×10×5 cm
- 1840 g
- Oorsprong (Land)