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A 146-gram part-end of Valera, Venezuela. This seldom-seen larger size is accompanied by a copy of the signed affidavit attesting to the events surrounding the fall. It also includes provenance labels from two major collections: The Piatek Collection and Michael Cottingham.
Valera is an L5 that fell on October 15th, 1972 on the El Tinajero Farm in Venezuela. The stone allegedly struck and killed a cow and was found broken into three large pieces.
This cabinet display piece measures approx. 98 x 90 x 15 mm at its widest points, and exhibits some fusion crust along one edge. There is an unpolished saw mark on back from a previous cut.