Parnallee Meteorite: India, *1857

Parnallee, India, *1857

Parnallee is a particularly attractive stone, an LL3.6, which landed in Tamil Nadu in 1857. The total known weight is around 77.6kg – a large lump of which sits in the Natural History Museum, London.

It is famous for its beautiful and plentiful chondrules.

A contemporary account of the fall and recovery is given here.

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