Ivuna meteorite

Ivuna Meteorite 

(carbonaceous chondrite, CI1)

Fragment with crust


Weight: 4.552g

Size: 30 x 20 x 15 mm

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Ivuna Meteorite

(carbonaceous chondrite, CI1)


A 4.55 fragment with crust of the Ivuna meteorite, the CI1 type. No more than 220g are preserved in collection mostly in National collection (122g in Washington, U.S. Nat. Mus and 61.0g in New York, Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist).


Ivuna Meteorite /Carbonaceous Chondrite / CI1


Type: CI1, Carbonaceous chondrite (Ivuna groupe, type 1), regolith breccia
Country: Tanzania
Date of find: 1938, december 16 (17h30)
Tkw: 704g

Ivuna, Tanzania. 1938, december 16 (17h30), two or three stones fell at Ivuna, near the W shore of Rukwa but one of 704g stone was recovered. Ivuna is the classic standart of the "I" designation of Carbonaceous chondrites ( Orgueil is another example of the "I" designation ). There are only 6 C1's known: Alais - Ivuna - Orgueil - Revelstoke - Tonk - Yamato 82162.

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