Launton

Launton

Launton meteorite showing well developed black fusion crust. A slice has been taken, revealing the light-coloured interior image: Virtual Microscope

Type – Ordinary Chondrite L6

Fell 15th February 1830

Location –  Launton, (near Bicester), Oxfordshire, England

Total known weight – 1.06kg

Circumstances – The Launton meteorite fell at about 7pm accompanied by a brilliant light in the sky. It was observed to fall into the garden of a Mr John Bucknel and landed in some freshly dug earth where it penetrated to a depth of about a foot. It was not searched for until the following morning and after recovery passed into the hands of Rev. John Lee.

Information compiled by BIMS

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