Minera Escondida (name pending), Bencubbinite
New Bencubbinite (Carbonaceous Chondrite CB) From Chile
This 598g meteorite was found during our trip on Imilac in 2004. From the exterior and the “skin” so typical of iron from Chile, I supposed first it was a silicated iron meteorite.
Since 2004, I used this meteorite as a nice meteorite paperweight, because the particular shape round and flat. This is why this meteorite was on my desk until I decided to remove a sample for classification in September 2009. and discover the real nature of it…a new bencubbinite…
This CB was found near the famous Minera Escondida one of the largest mine for copper.