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Eichstädt   contributed by jnmczurich, IMCA 2391   MetBul Link

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20.2 grams.   H5

TKW 3 kg. Observed fall 19 February 1785, Bayern, Germany.


jnmczurich writes:
Eichstädt – one of the most historical European falls: February 19, 1785.

Very fresh and well preserved 20.2g Eichstädt fragment with some crust, 25 x 24 x 17 mm. The crusted area is about 22 x 15 mm

University trade 1990

The thin section with some colourful mineral inclusions shows a nice variety of different chondrules and chondrule fragments. The black spots are opaque FeNi inclusions. Eichstädt is a typical looking H5 chondrite.

Dimensions of the thin section are about 13 x 9 mm.
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Found at the arrow (green or red) on the map below


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Anne Black
 8/5/2020 4:54:31 PM
Great piece from a great Collection! Thanks Jurgen.
Twink Monrad
 8/5/2020 7:19:11 AM
An exciting story, glad someone saw it whether hot or cold!
Bernd Pauli
 8/5/2020 5:35:02 AM
U.B. MARVIN (1996) E.F. Chladni (1756-1827) and the origins of modern meteorite research (Meteoritics 31-5, 1996, 545-588, p. 552): "...the countryside was covered with a foot of snow, a worker at a brick kiln saw it fall from the clouds after a violent thunderclap. The man rushed to the spot but found the black stone too hot to pick up until it cooled in the snow."

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