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Puente-Ladron

Puente-Ladron is an ordinary (L6) chondrite found in Socorro County, New Mexico by Harvey H. Nininger. On May 17, 1944, H.H. Nininger stopped for a bit of lunch on a lonely stretch of New Mexico highway and, as was his habit, scanned the area around him for meteorites while eating. “I started on, but turned […]

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Moore County

April's Meteorite of the Month is Moore County, an achondrite (eucrite-cm) meteorite that fell the evening of April 21, 1913, in North Carolina. The Moore County fall was accompanied by a "rumbling and zooming" noise, with "no distinct explosions", according to eye witness accounts, and was recovered from a freshly plowed field near Carthage, North […]

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Gao-Guenie

Gao-Guenie is an H5 ordinary chondrite that fell in the province of Sissili, Burkina Faso in 1960. For many years, this stone was the source of some confusion in the meteorite world. According to the Meteoritical Bulletin (MB 39, MB 57, MB 83), approximately 16 stones were seen to fall in the village of Gao, […]

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Landes

February's Meteorite of the Month is Landes, an iron (IAB-MG) meteorite found in West Virginia in the early 1930s. According to the Meteoritical Bulletin (MB 51): The specimen was plowed up in a hillside cornfield one mile east of the Landes Post Office about 35 to 40 years prior to being called to the attention […]

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Leighton

January's Meteorite of the Month is Leighton, an ordinary (H5) chondrite that fell in Alabama in 1907. According to the Field Museum's Oliver Cummings Farrington (1910): This meteorite fell at 8 P. M., Sunday, January 12, 1907, eight miles south of Leighton, Colbert County, Alabama. The exact place of fall was near the old Bethel […]

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