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Benton

January's Meteorite of the Month is Benton, an (LL6) ordinary chondrite that fell in York County, New Brunswick, in 1949.

The Benton meteorite's fiery entry into Earth's atmosphere was witnessed January 16, in overcast twilight conditions, and the meteorite itself was quickly collected.

Benton is the only meteorite from New Brunswick. To date, 2.84 kg (6¼ lb) have been recovered.