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Santa Catharina   contributed by Jens Rathcke, IMCA 2806   MetBul Link

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Copyright Jens Rathcke.
8.14 grams.   Iron, IAB-ung

TKW 7 tons. Fall not observed. Found 1875, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Read more in the "Handbook of Iron Meteorites" by Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975), volume 3, page 1068

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Anne Black
 2/25/2018 11:17:38 AM
A few years ago Marie-Elizabeth Zucolotto from the Museum of Rio de Janeiro came to the Tucson Show. She does not speak English I do not speak Portuguese but her son translated and we managed to have a very nice conversation. She told me that she knows where the Santa Catherina meteorite was found, she thinks there is more so a few years ago she organized an expedition with volunteers from the Museum, however they were met by a swarm of Africanized bees and had to leave very quickly. Even so some of them, including M-E Zucolotto, were repeatedly stung and spent some time in a hospital. I also got a very nice specimen of Santa Catherina from her.
Stephen Amara
 2/25/2018 10:27:48 AM
Wow that is sooooo cool. Really beautiful!!!
Andi Koppelt
 2/25/2018 7:37:17 AM
Hi Bernd, one of the last metallic specimen of Santa Catarina, most likely the biggest one with historic reference can be seen here www.sv-meteorites.com/meteorite.aspx?MetName=Santa Catharina .
Bernd Pauli
 2/25/2018 4:10:20 AM
See also: Cover photo of Meteorite Magazine, February 2000, Volume 6, No. 1 (2140 gr slice ... perhaps one of only two metallic specimens still remaining) and furthermore: HAAG R. (2003) The Robert Haag Collection of Meteorites (Private Collection Edition, Tucson, Arizona, 127pp.): Color photograph on page 19 of a 232-gram endcut.
Bernd Pauli
 2/25/2018 3:45:56 AM
Santa Catharina is so severely weathered that many fragments are completely transformed to limonite! Thanks for sharing this beautifully colorful limonitic fragment!

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