|Basic information||Name: Peekskill|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1992
Country: United States
Mass: 12.57 kg
This is 1 of 5069 approved meteorites (plus 3 unapproved names) classified as H6. [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7), H chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites
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New York, USA
Fell 1992 October 9,19:50 EDT (23:50 GMT)
Ordinary chondrite (H6, monomict breccia)
After a fireball and loud noise a stone fell on Michelle Knapp's car, parked before her house at 207 Wells Street, Peekskill. A stone of 12,370 g and about 200 g in fragments were recovered. Information, classification and analysis, olivine Fa20, pyroxene Fs17, light, cm-sized H6 clasts in darker H6 matrix, Ignacio Casanova, Department of Geology, Field Museum of Natural History, Roosevelt Road at Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60605-2496, USA. The main mass is in the hand of private collectors: 5.2 kg, Ray Meyer; 1.2 kg, Jim Schwade; 1 kg, Marlin Cilz; 470 g, Field Museum.
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 75, Meteoritics 28, 692-703 (1993)|
This is 1 of 11 approved meteorites from New York, United States (plus 1 unapproved name)
This is 1 of 1779 approved meteorites from United States (plus 352 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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