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Lodran

Lodran is an achondrite that fell in eastern Pakistan the afternoon of October 1st, 1868.  The stone’s fall was witnessed, and people reported hearing the meteorite’s entry, as well as seeing dust rise from its impact.

Lodran is the type specimen for the lodranite meteorite group.  Like acapulcoites, lodranites are primitive achondrites of asteroidal origin that have experienced heating and partial melting.

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