Massive Uruaău Main Mass Meteor
MASSIVE URUAăU MAIN MASS METEOR
Uruaša ľ Iron, IAB-MG
The Uruašu meteorite was first discovered on a farm in central Brazil in 1992, in a 29kg mass. Only three other smaller masses were found between then and now, totaling a little over 70kg; until recently, however, when the owner of the property stumbled across a further area of strewnfield. Small specimens and slices have appeared on the market, but presented here is the incredible main mass of the fall, a monstrous iron missile from space, whose origin, one knows as soon as look at it, could be nothing other than extraterrestrial. Its appearance is exemplary: massive, heavy, with a superb gun metal fusion crust, pitted and textured throughout with regmaglypts, evidence of the rending, tearing forces subjected to the molten mass as it plummeted through the atmosphere. It further features numerous protrusions and ridges, gleaming with silvery highlights and, remarkably, one end section seems almost to have been torn loose during the descent, leaving a deep, narrow ravine in the mass, a highly unusual and aesthetic feature. A world-class, important, and extremely impressive meteorite of unique appeal, it measures approximately 78.7 x 50.8 x 469 cm and weighs an incredible 474 kg, presented on a large square-section ebonized display plinth, approximately 150 cm high overall.