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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
Country: Ireland
Mass:help 271 g
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 84  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 12899 approved meteorites (plus 11 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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.

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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)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 84, MAPS 35, A199-A225 (2000)
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (52° 40'N, 6° 58'W)
     Recommended::   (52° 40'N, 6° 58'W)

     This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Leinster, Ireland
     This is 1 of 6 approved meteorites from Ireland
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