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June's Meteorite of the Month is Richmond, an ordinary (LL5) chondrite that fell June 4th, 1828 in Virginia.

After an explosion mistaken for a cannon boom, a rolling rumble was then followed by the fall of a small stone and the creation of ~30 cm deep crater ~200 m away from some workers in a field.

Dietrich, R. V. (1990) Minerals of Virginia.
Charlottesville, Va. : Dept. of Mines, Minerals, and Energy,
Division of Mineral Resources


Photo copyright ASU/CMS/D. Schrader.

Richmond meteorite