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Bath Furnace

November’s Meteorite of the Month is Bath Furnace, an ordinary (L6) chondrite meteorite that fell the evening of November 15th, 1902, in Bath County, Kentucky. According to Henry A. Ward (1903), the fireball was readily visible as far south as Georgia and Louisiana, and as far north as Ohio, and was witnessed by two different […]

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Vermillion

Vermillion is an ungrouped pallasite that was found by farmers in Marshall County, Kansas, while planting a field (MB 80). Although the 34.36 kg meteorite was discovered in 1991, it was not recognized as a pallasite until 1995. Vermillion is an unusual pallasite in that it contains 86 volume-percent FeNi-metal and 14 vol.% silicate minerals, […]

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New Orleans

September’s Meteorite of the Month is New Orleans, an ordinary (H5) chondrite that fell in Louisiana, in 2003. According to the Meteoritical Bulletin (MB88): On the afternoon of September 23rd 2003, a meteorite crashed through the two-story home of Ray and Judy Fausset, who were not at home at the time. Neighbors said that they […]

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Nobleborough

August's Meteorite of the Month is Nobleborough, an achondrite (eucrite-pm) meteorite that fell August 7th, 1823, in Maine. It was the first recorded meteorite fall in Maine, and the second ever in the United States. An eye witness mistook the sound of the meteorite's entry into Earth's atmosphere for musket fire, and a nearby flock […]

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