Rowton

ROWTON

Rowton meteorite image: Virtual Micrpscope, Specimen: Natural History Museum

Type – Iron (IIIAB)

Fell 20th April 1876

Location – Rowton, Shropshire, England

Total known weight – 3.5kg

Circumstances – An hour after hearing sounds of an explosion in the air Mr George Brooks went into a nearby field. He then found a hole in the ground that he probed, finding a mass of iron at the bottom. It had penetrated the earth to a depth of 18 inches, passing through 14 inches of clay before coming to rest on a gravel layer. Even after an hour it was described as being hot to the touch.

Information compiled by BIMS

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