Crumlin

Crumlin glen

Falls at Crumlin Glen, close to the area in which the Crumlin meteorite fell in 1902 image: outdoorni.com

Type- Ordinary Chondrite L5

Fell 13th September 1902

Location – Crumlin, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Total known weight 4.26kg

Circumstances- The Crumlin meteorite was seen to fall by some farm workers after they heard a loud noise. It was observed moving with the speed of lightning through the air before impacting the ground in a cornfield 80 yards from where they worked. They found an impact pit and after returning to the farm for a spade dug up the meteorite within 15 minutes of seeing it fall.

Information compiled by BIMS

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