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Basic information Name: Apt
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1803
Country: France
Mass:help 3.2 kg
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 12494 approved meteorites (plus 8 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)
Comments: Revised 2 Jan 2020: Added fall info, refined coords
Writeup from MB online:
History (P.-M. PelĂ©, meteor-center.com): On October 8, 1803, around ten in the morning, a strong explosion was heard near Apt. People heard a hissing sound coming from the south. More than twenty farmers who were working in their fields then saw a black body moving in the air. At a place called Saurette, Mr. and Mrs. Jully, who were 300 m from Mr. Devaux’s house, saw the stone fall into his vineyard. Two women walking on the road from Villars to Apt also heard the explosion and the whistle, and saw the meteorite falling 20 m from them into Mr. Devaux's vineyard. Mr. Devaux was working his land 200 or 300 m from his house and did not directly witness the fall. His wife, who was on the doorstep of the house, rushed home, frightened, when she heard the sounds. Some searches were conducted during the day, as well as the following day, but they proved unsuccessful. Two days after the fall, the son of Mr. Devaux, walking through his vineyard, discovered a recent hole between two rows of vines, about 20 m from the house. He searched the 25 cm deep hole and removed a black stone weighing 3.3 kg. He immediately made the connection with the violent event on October 8.
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (43° 52'N, 5° 23'E)
     Recommended::   (43° 53' 23"N, 5° 23' 29"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 2.6 km apart

     This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France (plus 3 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 78 approved meteorites from France (plus 12 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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Synonymshelp: Saurette (In NHM Cat)
Vaucluse (In NHM Cat)

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