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Digitization Imilac

FMNH Collection Data:
Classification: Pallasite, main group
Specimen number: FMNH ME 1267
Specimen mass: 9091 gram


The Imilac meteorite was found in Chile, south west of Imilac, in 1822. This find recovered most of the mass of the Imilac meteorite, with individuals weiging up to 204kg. Three more specimens were recovered in 1987 weighing 5kg, 19kg and 35kg. The Imilac meteorite is classified as a stony-iron main group pallasite.

Image/animation: © 2011 The Field Museum.

Sources: Meteoritical Bulletin Database and Grady, M. M., Catalogue of Meteorites, 5th edition.