|Basic information||Name: St-Robert|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1994
Mass: 25.4 kg
This is 1 of 7960 approved meteorites (plus 11 unapproved names) classified as H5. [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7), H chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites
Writeup from MB 80:
Bas Richelieu County, Québec, Canada
Fell 1994, June 14, 20:02 local time (00:02 UT)
Ordinary Chondrite (H5)
20 pieces totaling 25.4 kg were recovered on farms near Saint-Robert(-de-Sorel) following a widely observed fireball and loud detonations (see Brown et al., 1995). Largest masses were 6.5, 5.4, 3.7, 2.3 and 1.5 kg, and twelve between 100 and 1000 g. Mineralogy and classification (G. Lecheminant & R. Herd, Geol. Surv. Canada, Ottawa; G. Wilson, Univ. Toronto): olivine, Fa18.4; pyroxene Fs18.5; contains 20% Ni-Fe, 10% FeS. Specimens: Geol. Surv. Canada, Ottawa; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto; Montreal Planetarium; Queens University, Kingston; Univ. Western Ontario.
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 80, MAPS 31, A175-A180 (1996)|
This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Quebec, Canada (plus 9 impact craters)
This is 1 of 62 approved meteorites from Canada (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 31 impact craters)
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