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