Valera L5 Hammer Stone Meteorite Fragments - Killed Cow
Fragment, in gem jar.
Hammer stone, killed a cow in Venezuela.
A must have stone for any collection.
This is 1 of 5284 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved names) classified as L5
- Name: Valera
- Abbreviation: None
- Observed fall: Yes
- Year found: October 15 1972
- Country: Venezuela
- Mass: 50kg (Total)
- This example: Fragment
On the evening of 1972 October 15, a bright light accompanied by a loud noise was witnessed near the El Tinajero farm. The next morning, Dr. Arginiro Gonzales and his guest, discovered that a cow had apparently been killed by a falling stone.
The stone had broken into three pieces weighing 38, 8, and 4 kg, respectively. The largest specimen remained outdoors for decades after the fall.
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