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St-Robert
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
Country: Canada
Mass:help 25.4 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 80  (1996)  H5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 7842 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
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Writeup from MB 80:

St-Robert

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.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 80, MAPS 31, A175-A180 (1996)
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Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
1.5kg individual found by Pascal Valiente   
Dr. Richard Herd (right) and the Forcier brothers   
Left to right : Réjean Desrosiers (6.554kg), Pierre Laliberté (5.4kg) and Stéphane Forcier (2.5kg)   
Stéphane Forcier (2.5kg)   
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Chris Spratt   
Gaetan Cormier   
Geography:

Canada
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (45° 56' 0"N, 72° 58' 30"W)
     Recommended::   (45° 58' 7"N, 72° 58' 41"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 3.9 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Quebec, Canada (plus 9 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 61 approved meteorites from Canada (plus 5 unapproved names) (plus 31 impact craters)
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Synonyms: Saint Robert (From MetBase)
St. Robert (From MetBase)
St.-Robert (From MetBase)

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