Little Piney is an ordinary (L6) chondrite that fell in Missouri the afternoon of February 13, 1839. The meteorite’s entry was heard by local witnesses as it exploded between 3 and 4 PM, with 3 subsequent smaller explosions as it broke into pieces.
The witnesses went in search of the stones they’d seen breaking up in the sky, and found them scattered about the snow-covered ground, near a tree that had been struck and damaged by the meteorites. Over 490 g of the Little Piney meteorite have been recovered.
The Little Piney meteorite was described by E.C. Herrick that September, in Philosophical Magazine (The Fall of a Meteorite in Missouri, Feb. 13, 1839).