|Basic information||Name: Aachen|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1880
Mass: 21 g
This is 1 of 5400 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as L5. [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7), L chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites
Writeup from MB 78:
Date of fall or find unknown
Ordinary chondrite (L5, S3)
A stony meteorite (weight 21 g, partly covered by fusion crust) labeled "Meteorite, fell near Aachen" is on display in the Lippesches Landesmuseum, Detmold. No further circumstances of find or fall are known. A comparison of the handwriting on the label with other labels suggests that the meteorite came into the museum collection around 1880. Classification and analysis: olivine Fa24.6; pyroxene Fs20.5; M. Schliestedt, Institute of Mineralogy, University of Hannover, D-30167 Hannover, Germany, and R. Bartoschewitz,
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 78, Meteoritics 30, 792-796 (1995)|
This is 1 of 8 approved meteorites from Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany (plus 1 unapproved name)
This is 1 of 50 approved meteorites from Germany (plus 22 unapproved names) (plus 2 impact craters)
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