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Chile

  • Rogelio Daniel AcevedoEmail author
  • Maximiliano C. L. Rocca
  • Víctor Manuel García
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences book series (BRIEFSEARTHSYST)

Abstract

Although meteorites can fall anywhere, it is easier to find them over deflation surfaces that are geomorphological critical localities situated in desert of Atacama (Philippi 1856, 1860; Domeyko 1862, 1864a, b, 1875; Fletcher 1889; Scherer and Delisle 1992; Muñoz et al. 2007) in Fig. 5.1.

Keywords

Natural History Natural History Museum Critical Locality Smithsonian Institution Museum Collection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rogelio Daniel Acevedo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Maximiliano C. L. Rocca
    • 2
  • Víctor Manuel García
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro Austral de Investigaciones CientíficasTierra del FuegoArgentina
  2. 2.The Planetary SocietyCiudad de Buenos AiresArgentina

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