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Alais   contributed by Hanno Strufe, IMCA 4267   MetBul Link
 

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Photo Copyright (c) Hanno Strufe.
43 grams.   CI1

TKW 6 kg. Observed fall 15 March 1806, Languedoc-Roussillon, France.

As of this date, there are only 9 meteorites with this classification.

From the David Darling web site:
[Alais] became the first object from space in which organic chemicals were unequivocally identified.

Also see MinDat.


 


Hanno writes:
From my trip to the Paris Museum in December 2017.


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Found at the arrow (green or red) on the map below

 


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Graham
 2/22/2018 12:25:31 PM
Nice one Hanno....looking forward to seeing it next week...heading over to Paris on Tuesday :-)
Carl
 2/22/2018 10:09:34 AM
Alias would not have visible chondrules as this does.
Stephen Amara
 2/21/2018 9:43:32 AM
Very neat class!!! Awesome photo.
Michel FRANCO
 2/21/2018 5:39:07 AM
From the declared TKW about 4 kilos have been lost !
Bernd Pauli
 2/21/2018 5:33:35 AM
BURKE J.G. (1986) Cosmic Debris, Meteorites in History, pp. 167-168, excerpt: Berzelius reported his analysis of the Alais meteorite in 1833. Destructive distillation yielded a blackish substance, indigenous water, carbon dioxide gas, a soluble salt containing ammonia, and a blackish-brown sublimate, which Berzelius confessed was unknown to him. His further analysis of the blackish substance detected silica, magnesia, iron oxide, alumina, and an insoluble carbonaceous residue, which amounted to 12 percent of the substance.
John Hope
 2/21/2018 12:09:19 AM
Thanks Hanno for the great photo of such a rare Fall with such a rare classification.
 

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