Bruderheim Meteorite - 1.72g slice | 1969 Witnessed Fall | L6 Chondrite
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1960
Mass: 303 kg
This is 1 of 9866 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as L6. [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Writeup from MB 18:
FALL OF BRUDERHEIM STONY METEORITE SHOWER, CANADA
The place of fall or discovery: near Bruderheim, Alberta, Canada: φ = 53°54'; λ = 112°54' W.
Date of fall or discovery: FALL, March 4, 1960; 08h 06m U T.
Class and type: STONY, grey chondrite.
The number of individual specimens: 350; meteorite shower.
Total weight: over 180 kg.
The circumstances of the fall or discovery: the fall of the meteorite shower was accompanied by a bolide observed by many witnesses. This meteorite shower have been collected over an area some 3 km across. The investigation of the fall of the meteor shower and the collection of meteorites have been made by Professor R. E. Folinsbee, Chairman of the Department of Geology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Source: a letter from Dr. P. M. Millman to E. L. Krinov dated March 31, 1960.
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