[meteorite-list] Fire Guts Museu Nacional in Rio de Janeiro

From: Kevin Kichinka <marsrox_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2018 14:10:53 -0600
Message-ID: <CANDn_7FozpEM09mWyuCKfMtefD+HCvhSOsfu88G99+GNrj5ung_at_mail.gmail.com>

Team Meteorite - Very sad news that Brasil's National Museum has suffered a
fire that seems from photos to have burned the building to a skeleton of
bare walls open to the sky. Every possible type of object typically on
display or stored in such a facility, the national heritage of Brasil, is
likely damaged or destroyed. Imagine the Smithsonian turning into 'ashes in
a moment'. Some objects were apparently saved by workers, but no inventory
is possible at this time.

Angra dos Reis (ANGR), the country's most significant meteorite was
displayed there. Anne Black recently submitted a fantastic image of a
specimen for 'Meteorite Picture of the Day'.

The Cat of Mets shows a TKW of 1.5 kg, and the Museum had a single specimen
of 101 gms. Oddly, only about another 46 gms. were assigned homes. Where
did the rest go?

Kevin Kichinka
Somewhere above the clouds near Puriscal, Costa Rica
'The Art of Collecting Meteorites' (available on Amazon)
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