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MISSING: 9.04 kilogram Sikhote-Alin shrapnel individual   More Info

Wold Cottage   contributed by MPOD Staff   MetBul Link

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6.6 gram part slice. 20 x 28 mm.   L6

TKW 25 kg. Observed fall 13 December 1795, Yorkshire, England.


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Ex. Robert Elliott collection.

The background in the photos is an unclassified NWA that way laying around. We thought it was a good color and added interest.
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Found at the arrow (green or red) on the map below


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Anne Black
 8/11/2020 8:48:29 PM
Very good contrast with the background NWA. Good choice.
John Divelbiss
 8/11/2020 10:25:51 AM
nice and looking good for 225 years on Earth this December 13th...meteorite party!!!
Bernd Pauli
 8/11/2020 5:15:02 AM
At 3:30 on Sunday afternoon 1795 December 13, a 56 pound stone fell at Wold Cottage in Yorkshire. The sky was overcast. Suddenly, several persons in the area were startled by something whizzing through the air followed by a series of explosions. A laborer looked up just in time to see a black stone emerge from the clouds and plunge into the soil about 30 feet from where he stood. The ground shook and mud and sod flew up all around him. Rushing to the spot he found a large stone, warm and smoking and smelling of sulfur. (MARVIN U.B. (1996) Chladni and the origins of modern meteorite research (MAPS 31-5, 1996, 560-561).
 8/11/2020 4:53:45 AM
This one had eluded me for years

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