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The Governador Valadares Meteorite


Closeup of a 0.245 gram fragment of the Governador Valadares Meteorite
Copyright Dean Bessey

Meteorite: Governador Valadares
Location: Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Found: 1958
Type: Nakhlite (SNC)

This 158g meteorite was found by a mineral hunter near the city of Governador Valadares in Brazil. No details on the fall of this meteorite are available.

Closeup of a slice of the Governador Valadares Meteorite

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