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Elmshorn (prov)   contributed by Dieter Heinlein, IMCA 0117   MetBul Link

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Observed fall 25 April 2023 near Elmshorn, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

Dieter writes:
A daylight fireball was observed and instrumentally recorded on April 25, 2023, at 12:14:24 UT. About two minutes later a 3736 gram stony meteorite struck an Elmshorn garden and penetrated 40 cm deep into the ground. Shortly thereafter, smaller meteorites hit the roofs of two Elmshorn homes and damaged several roof tiles, leaving one meteorite of 233.5 grams virtually intact, while another stone of about 156 grams was shattered into a dozen fragments.

Intensive search activities led to the discovery of complete meteorite pieces or their fragments at another 18 locations in the northern city area of Elmshorn.

This hammer stone has been classified as brecciated H chondrite. The fall is already submitted to the Meteoritical Bulletin.

Picture 1 shows Elmshorn meteorites that were found by citizens of the city Elmshorn:

The flight orientated main mass of 3736 grams

Picture 2 - Front side of the Elmshorn main mass with prominent regmaglypts.

Picture 3 - Back side of the Elmshorn main mass with small damages of the fusion crust caused during excavation from the impact hole.

The complete 233.5 gram roof smasher (with piece of damaged tile)

Fragments of a meteorite that hit another roof and was scattered into many pieces.

And finally the smallest complete Elmshorn meteorite individual, weighing 1.09 grams.

These original stones of the Elmshorn meteorite fall can be seen at the Munich Show (October 26 - 29, 2023).

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 10/26/2023 2:44:49 AM
whoooooow awesome meteorite Dieter, as allwais good job
Andi Koppelt
 10/25/2023 12:41:43 PM
What about the usual memorial stone in the midst of this garden? ;-) Anyhow, good work Dieter and Gaby! CU at the Munich Show.
Paul Swartz
 10/25/2023 11:56:29 AM
Bernd - Elmshorn is not yet in the MetBul
John Divelbiss
 10/25/2023 11:02:45 AM
A meteorite burying into the garden may have given me second thoughts...concerning a possible "Blob" in the middle of it (think 1957/1988 movies). Don't poke it with a stick! :/ Stunning stone Dieter...Congrats!!
 10/25/2023 9:38:59 AM
Pic no.1 is clearly in situ, John. Some boars have passed right between Dieter and Gabi, leaving the traces of their hooves in the still fluid surface of the freshly fallen stone. At least something like that.
John lutzon
 10/25/2023 9:25:11 AM
Or, better yet Horst, maybe he could directly send his sample to Me! I'll study it for as long as it takes :). Thank you Dieter. In situ pics?
Horst Wagner
 10/25/2023 8:02:21 AM
Vielen lieben Dank f*r das Teilen dieses feinen Meteoriten. Sehr gute Arbeit den Fall so zu sichern, lieber Dieter! Sende deinen Eintrag gleich an Helmut Schmitt weiter .
Bernd Pauli
 10/25/2023 6:53:19 AM
The 3736 gr main mass is awesome with its prominent thumbprints! Why is it "unclassified" whereas the text says "brecciated H chondrite"?
Alexander Natale
 10/25/2023 5:21:10 AM
Great post, Thank You for sharing

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