[meteorite-list] A new french meteorite
From: Fabien Kuntz <wwmeteorites_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2015 19:59:11 +0000 (UTC)
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 :
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Received on Wed 14 Oct 2015 03:59:11 PM PDT