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Valera "Cow Killer" Meteorite

Valera "Cow Killer" Meteorite

"It was past midnight... there was a strange noise... due to the dark of the night we saw nothing... the next morning a worker came to say that there was a cow killed under strange circumstances."

~ Juan Delgado, 1972

On the evening of October 15, 1972, a bright light accompanied by a loud noise was witnessed on the El Tinajero farm near Valera, Venezuela. The next morning the physician who owned the farm, Dr. Arginiro Gonzales and his guest, Juan Delgado, discovered that a cow had apparently been split in two by a falling stone — the Valera meteorite.

This specimen is a piece of the Valera meteorite. Each specimen is hand cut and measures roughly 4mm on each side, though there is some variance. The specimen is housed in an acrylic jar that is encased within a glass-topped riker display box. The box measures 4 1/2" x 3 1/2". A small information card is also included, which serves as the certificate of authenticity.

Please Note: The Valera meteorite is incredibly precious material. It is the only observed meteorite fall which struck a living creature and there is very little of the material available to public hands.

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