[meteorite-list] A new french meteorite

From: Fabien Kuntz <wwmeteorites_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2015 19:59:11 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <601977158.766582.1444852751395.JavaMail.yahoo_at_mail.yahoo.com>


I am proud to announce a new french meteorite. It have been found in late july by a geologist, looking for fossils with his wife, not so far from the town I live (Besan?on), and about 20km of Ornans. After the famous 1868 fall, this is the second meteorite from Franche-Comt? region.

The stone was lying on the side of a small road of the Abbans-Dessous village (exact coordinates47.13171N ; 5.87560E). Looks very fresh, and is only 3.123g. The finder asked me an expertise in early august, and even if was obviously a meteorite, I was worried about the possibility of a "fell from the pocket" stone, even if the finder was a very trustfull guy.

He accepted to send the meteorite to CEREGE early september, for non destructive tests (thanks to J?r?me Gattacceca !). The first investigations we recieved last week indicate a LL type, and confirmed it was not a "bad joke". Further investigations are planed.

We only hunt few days this summer with Marie and a friend well-known here (but without certitudes...), but no more finds.

Some pictures :


Regards, Fabien

Fabien Kuntz

M?t?orites (ventes, expertise, conf?rences)

Animation scientifique et technique

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Received on Wed 14 Oct 2015 03:59:11 PM PDT

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