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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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Wold Cottage

Wold Cottage is an ordinary (L6) chondrite that fell in the East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom, December 13th of 1795. This meteorite fell at a time when the occurence of rocks falling from the sky was still the subect of heated debate. In fact, though the Wold Cottage meteorite fall was witnessed by several […]

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Buzzard Coulee

Buzzard Coulee is an ordinary (H4) chondrite that fell November 20th, 2008, in rural Saskatchewan, Canada. The associated fireball was quite visible, and was witnessed by several; according to the Meteoritical Bulletin (MB 95): "A bright fireball was widely observed across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba during late twilight on November 20, 2008. The fireball and […]

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Peekskill

October's Meteorite of the Month is Peekskill, an ordinary (H6) chondrite that fell October 9, 1992, in New York. How would you feel if a meteorite wrecked your car? According to the Meteoritical Bulletin (MB 75), after a fireball and a loud noise the evening of October 9, 1992, a meteorite weighing over 12 kg […]

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