Center for Meteorite Studies

December’s Meteorite of the Month is Nuevo Mercurio, an H5 (ordinary) chondrite that fell the evening of December 15, 1978, in Zacatecas, Mexico.

According to the Meteoritical Bulletin (MB 57):
"A bright fireball, traveling NE. to SW. and visible over a radius of at least 200 km, exploded over north-central Mexico and scattered meteorites over an elliptical area more than 10 km in length."

To date, over 300 specimens totaling 50 kg (110 lb) have been recovered.

Nuevo Mercurio


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