|Basic information||Name: Leighlinbridge|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1999
Mass: 271 g
This is 1 of 9422 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as L6. [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7), L chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites
Writeup from MB 84:
County Carlow , Ireland
Fell 1999 November 28, 22:10 gmt
Ordinary chondrite (L6)
A bright fireball accompanied by detonations was observed over Carlow on 1999 November 28 A reward was posted by R. Elliott for the first recovered pieces. Four stones totaling 271.4 g (individual masses: 84.7, 73.3, 65.6, and 47.9 g) were recovered from the area between 1999 December 12 and 2000 January. Coordinates above refer to the first recovered specimen found at the side of the Leighlinbridge to Bagenalstown road. Classification and mineralogy (J. Bridges and M. Grady, NMH): olivine, Fa24; shock stage, S3. Oxygen isotopes (A. Sexton, OU): δ 17 O = +3.46‰, δ 18 O = +4.44‰. Specimens: main masses, Fernlea; type specimens, 4.6 g plus thin section, NHM.
NHM: Department of Mineralogy, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, United Kingdom; Website (institutional address; updated 9 Dec 2011)
OU: Planetary and Space Sciences Department of Physical Sciences The Open University Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA United Kingdom, United Kingdom (institutional address; updated 8 Dec 2011)
Fernlea: Rob Elliott, Fernlea Meteorites, Milton of Balgonie, Fife. KY7 6PY, Scotland, United Kingdom; Website (private address)
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)|
This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Leinster, Ireland
This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites from Ireland
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