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Puerto Lápice

Puerto Lápice is a brecciated eucrite (achondrite). According to the Meteoritical Bulletin (MB 93), a brilliant fireball was visible all over Spain, travelling northward, just before 6 PM on May 10, 2007. The meteorite was tracked by the Spanish Fireball Network and fell in and around an olive grove in Ciudad Real, Castilla-La-Mancha. To date, over 25 pieces, totaling approximately 500 grams, have been recovered. The Puerto Lápice specimens are notable for their very shiny fusion crusts.