22 Mar 2011

Weston, USA, *1807

Weston was the meteorite fall which really got things going in the States, being one of the examples (like L’Aigle) where so many people observed the shower of stones fall to earth that it was difficult to
22 Mar 2011

Juvinas Meteorite: France, *1821

Juvinas fell to earth in the Rhones-Alpes part of France in 1821. It’s a rare monomict eucrite, with a total weight of around 91kg. This specimen is a nice 0.8g part slice obtained from Erik Twelker.
22 Mar 2011

Elbogen Meteorite: Czech Republic, *1400

Many people – including some meteorite collectors – believe that the earliest witnessed fall for which material is still extant is the famous one in Ensisheim, 1492. In fact, it’s not – Elbogen is a type IIID
22 Mar 2011

Drake Creek Meteorite: USA, *1827

Meteorites from the US don’t normally interest me so much as European ones, but Drake Creek is one of the earliest examples of a witnessed fall from that country. This is a lovely 1.287g part slice from
22 Mar 2011

Cold Bokkeveld Meteorite: 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.
22 Mar 2011

Allende Meteorite: Mexico, *1969

Allende is a remarkable meteorite. It fell in Mexico at the peak of the moonshot frenzy, and was analysed by NASA as a dry run for analysing material being brought back from the moon by the Apollo
21 Mar 2011

Menow Meteorite: Germany, *1862

Menow is a beautiful H4 chondrite which fell in Brandenberg, Germany in 1862. This is a 1.2g specimen with provenance from NHM, London, by way of Rob Elliot of Fernlea Meteorites.
21 Mar 2011

Buschhof Meteorite: Latvia *1863

Buschhof is an L6 chondrite which fell in Latvia in 1863. This beautiful 1.13g fragment is approximately 40%. It originates from the Department of Mineral Sciences at the Smithsonian, via Mike Bandli.