Cold Bokkeveld Meteorite: South Africa, *1838

Cold Bokkeveld, South Africa, *1838

Cold Bokkeveld fell in South Africa in 1838. It is a remarkably rare meteorite; only 5,200g were ever recovered. This fragment has a beautiful crust round most of one side, and was traded from the London NHM.

The circumstances of the fall and recovery are given here.

One of the things I love about this specimen is that it’s a crusted piece from the NHM, London. This means that, according to the reports linked above, there’s a good chance that Michael Faraday himself may have held this very piece of stone!

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