Specimen of Bovedy meteorite showing well-developed chondrules image: Virtual Microscope; specimen: Natural History Museum
Type – Ordinary Chondrite L3
Fell 25th April 1969
Location – Bovedy, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Total known weight 5.46kg
Circumstances – A fireball was widely seen over England, Wales and Ireland along with associated sonic booms. Remarkably some of these sounds were recorded on tape by Eileen Brown who was in her garden recording birdsong at the time. Bovedy is known for its numerous, well-defined chondrules and is a beautiful example of a type 3 chondrite.
Information compiled by BIMS