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Nuevo Mercurio

December’s Meteorite of the Month is Nuevo Mercurio, an H5 (ordinary) chondrite that fell the evening of December 15, 1978, in Zacatecas, Mexico. According to the Meteoritical Bulletin (MB 57): …

Leighlinbridge

November’s meteorite of the month is Leighlinbridge, an (L6) ordinary chondrite that fell the night of November 28, 1999,  in County Carlow, Ireland. According to the Meteoritical Bulletin (MB 84), …

Manych

October’s Meteorite of the Month is Manych, an LL3.4 (ordinary) chondrite that fell in the Stavropol region of Russia. While the first 1.86 kg stone was found shortly after it …

Carancas

September's meteorite of the month is Carancas, an (H4-5) ordinary chondrite that fell in Peru, the afternoon of September 15, 2007. To date, over 340g of material have been recovered. …

Mayo Belwa

August’s Meteorite of the Month is Mayo Belwa, an aubrite (achondrite) that fell August 3, 1974, in the Adamawa district of Nigeria. According to the Meteoritical Bulletin (MB 55): A …

Kilabo

Kilabo is an LL6 (ordinary) chondrite that fell the evening of July 21, 2002 in Nigeria. According to the Meteoritical Bulletin (MB 87): Mr. Mallam Yahava Muhammad of Hadejia, Nigeria, …

Portales Valley

Portales Valley, an H6 (ordinary) chondrite that fell the morning of June 13, 1998, in New Mexico. According to the Meteoritical Bulletin (MB 83): "After detonations were heard and smoky …

Samelia

Samelia is a IIIAB Iron that fell the evening of May 20, 1921, in India. In a 1924 publication, Sir Lewis Leigh Fermor (then acting director of the Geological Survey …

Kiel

Kiel is an L6 (ordinary) chondrite that fell April 26, 1962, in Kiel, Germany.  The 738-gram (1.6-pound) stone went through the roof of a house, and was found the next …

Renqiu

Renqiu is an L6 (ordinary) chondrite that fell the afternoon of March 23, 1916, in Hopeh Province, China. While the stone was collected in 1916, it was not recognized as …

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Nuevo Mercurio

December’s Meteorite of the Month is Nuevo Mercurio, an H5 (ordinary) chondrite that fell the evening of December 15, 1978, in Zacatecas, Mexico. According to the Meteoritical Bulletin (MB 57): …


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