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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 …

Ash Creek

Ash Creek is an L6 (ordinary) chondrite that fell in McLennan County, Texas. The morning of Sunday, February 15, 2009, a bright fireball was witnessed traveling SE from Austin to …

Ucera

Ucera is an H5 (ordinary) chondrite that fell the evening of January 16, 1970, near Coro, Venezuela.   Originally reported as a potential iron meteorite, under the name Coro, the …

Ipiranga

Ipiranga is an H6 (ordinary) chondrite that fell the morning of December 27, 1972, in Brazil. According to the Meteoritical Bulletin (MB 52): "A bright object heading in a westerly …

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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. …


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