TRADE With The Museum Of Rio De Janeiro:

I Had The Pleasure Of A Return Visit By Dr. Mary-Elizabeth Zucolotto, Curator Of The Meteorite Collection Of The Museum Of Natural History In Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. She Had Brought With Her Just A Few Pieces And We Managed To Do Another Trade (I Still Do Not Speak Portuguese). All Those Pieces Were Prepared And In Some Cases Repaired In Brazil.

Sao Joao Nepomuceno: 
The Very First Mass Of Sao Joao Nepomuceno Was Found Before 1960 In Minas Gerais, An Area Of Brazil That Has Produced Many Meteorites. Later A Local Farmer Was Intrigued When A Stone Would Not Break Under The Wheels Of His Cart Like All The Other Rocks, Eventually, He Stopped And Picked The Rock, It Was No Stone It Was Iron And He Quickly Realized That It Was Just Like That Other Iron That Had Been Found Just A Few Miles Away. He Kept It For Himself But Eventually, The Mayor Of The Village Asked Him To Show It To A Visiting Engineer, Who Confirmed That It Was A Piece Of The Sao Joao Nepomuceno Meteorite, A Third Fragment Was Eventually Found Near-By, Bringing The Total Weight To About 16kg. Most Of It Is Now In The Museum Of Natural History In Rio De Janeiro. It Was Been Studied Extensively And Found To Be Similar To Only One Other Meteorite, Steinbach, Found In Germany In 1724; Both Are IVA-Anomalous, Iron Meteorites Very Rich In Pyroxene-Tridymite Inclusions.

Sao JN: Large Polished, Etched Slice, About 50 x 45 x 2 mm. Some Translucent Crystals.29.92 G$2950.00

Sao JN: Great Part Slice, Polished, Etched, About 24 x 21 x 2 mm, Few Translucent Crystals.
3.89 GSOLD

Sao JN: Great Part Slice, Polished/Etched, Small, About 15 x 10mm, But Very Typical1.25 G SOLD

Sao JN: Great Part Slice, Polished/Etched, About 32 x 26mm, Lots of Silicates. 8.58 G$850.00
A Few More sizes Available, Please Ask.

And A Few Other Brazilian Meteorites
You Don’t See Very Often, And Some That Might Surprise You:
Santa Catharina Pieces Without Rust Or Shale, For Instance!

Para De Minas: Part Slice, Polished/Etched, Beautiful Fine Pattern. About 46 x 33 x 2 mm.Fine Octah.13.54 G$800.00

Itutinga: Found in 1960 In Minas Gerais, TWK: 47.56 kg, Great Pattern, 80 x 68 x 4mmMed. Octah.141.02 G$3975.00

Santa Luzia: Found In Several Masses In 1921, TKW: 1918kg, End Cut, 65 x 35 x 6 mmCoarsest Oct.78.62 G$2950.00

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