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Meteorite Collection

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 […]

Benld

Benld is an ordinary (H6) chondrite that fell the morning of September 29th, 1938, in Macoupin County, Illinois. The Benld meteorite was only the second meteorite recovered in Illinois (there are now 10 recognized meteorites from the state), and its fall was quite spectacular. The meteorite was described by B. H. Wilson in Popular Astronomy […]

Torrington

Torrington is an ordinary (H6) meteorite that fell in 1944, in Wyoming. Photo copyright ASU/CMS/D. Schrader.

Nanjemoy

Nanjemoy is an ordinary (H6) chondrite that fell at noon on February 10, 1825, in Maryland. It was the first recorded meteorite fall in the state. Photo copyright ASU/CMS/D. Schrader.

Murray

Murray is a carbonaceous (CM2) chondrite that fell September 20, 1950 in Kentucky. Photo copyright ASU/CMS/D. Schrader.

Drum Mountains

Drum Mountains is an iron (IIIAB) meteorite found in Utah, in 1944. Image copyright ASU/CMS/D. Schrader.

Baldwyn

Baldwyn is an ordinary (L6) chondrite that fell the day of February 2nd, 1922, in Mississippi. Image copyright ASU/CMS/D. Schrader.

Sioux County

Sioux County is an achondrite (eucrite-mmict) that fell in Nebraska August 8th, 1933.  The meteorite’s fall to Earth was well-recorded as it was mistaken for an earthquake by some, and written up in local newspapers.  This article first appeared on page 5 of the Lincoln Star (Lincoln, Nebraska), Thursday, August 10, 1933: Report Meteor Buried […]

Johnstown

The Johnstown meteorite fell the afternoon of July 6, 1924, in Weld County, Colorado. Johnstown is an achondrite (meaning that it formed on a differentiated planetary body, and does not contain chondrules) from the diogenite group. Part of the HED (Howardites, Eucrites and Diogenites) group of achondrites, diogenites are believed to originate in the crust […]

NWA 7611

Northwest Africa 7611 (NWA 7611) is a lunar meteorite found near the Algeria-Morocco border in May, 2012. According to the Meteoritical Bulletin (MB 102), the stone shows: …no fusion crust, smooth exterior with numerous light- and dark-colored clasts, saw cuts reveal brecciated texture with white feldspar and green-brown pyroxene and olivine grains (up to 3 […]