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Aguas Zarcas CM2 Meteorite Fall April 23rd 2019 Costa Rica

Aguas Zarcas, Costa Rica - April 23, 2019

CM2 - Carbonaceous Chondrite

"Perhaps one of the most important meteorite falls in the last 50 years, arguably the most scientifically significant, because we now have better analytic tools at our disposal to eke out the complex organic molecules encapsulated in this remarkable extraterrestrial emissary. These are the meteorites that may have brought the ingredients for life to our planet. An exceptional opportunity for science and institutional curation."  

ASU Article

The Event:

 

 The Meteorite: Aguas Zarcas Meteorite For Sale

 

The Meteorite Hunt:

I was burned out from the Tucson show and had just lost a fair bit of money on Vińales (Cuba fall during 2019 Tucson show) and ready to shrug off Costa Rica as another low priority chondrite fall that I could miss without even 

 

Costa Rica, with cities cut out of jungle and towns woven within them, adventure always feels like its just two steps away.