High Possil

High Possil

High Possil meteorite partially covered in dark fusion crust Image: Hunterian Museum, Glasgow

Type – Ordinary Chondrite L5

Fell 5th April 1804

Location – High Possil, Scotland

Total known weight – 4.5kg

Circumstances – This is the first recorded fall in Scotland for which samples are preserved. It broke into two pieces on impact and these were claimed by landowner Mr Robert Crawford. After his death his sister donated the larger of the two fragments to the Hunterian Museum in Glasgow where it still resides. In 2005, a monument was unveiled near to where the meteorite fell. This is only the second monument that commemorates the fall of a meteorite in the UK.

Information compiled by BIMS

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