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Basic information Name: Draveil
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 2011
Country: France
Mass:help 7.5 kg
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 102  (2013)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11471 approved meteorites (plus 22 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Approved 14 Nov 2013
Revised 4 Jan 2020: added strewnfield data
Writeup from MB 102:

Draveil        48°41.2’N, 2°25.7’E

Ile-del-France, France

Fell: 13 July 2011

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5)

History: A 206 g stone was found in a roof in Draveil on July 13, 2011, by N. and J.-P. Eydens and reported to P.-M. Pelé and A. Jambon (UPVI) a few days after the event. It was later discovered that a 5.2 kg stone had been seen to fall in a garden by a mailman in Savigny sur Orge at 12:30 am (local time) on that same day. Two more stones (88 g and 2 kg) made holes and dents in roofs in Draveil and Grigny, and a fifth one was later found by two schoolgirls in the park of the Rosa Parks high school in Montgeron. One was reported to have crashed through the windshield of a car in Draveil.

Physical characteristics: All stones are covered with a dull gray fusion crust except where they hit the ground or roofs. Most exhibit on their surface at least one rectangular cavity, partly filled with fusion crust as if a pool of liquid had flowed in the cavity.

Petrography: (A. Jambon, UPVI; R. Hewins, C. Fieni and B. Zanda, MNHNP; E. Dransart, EMTT). Equilibrated texture, relict chondrules, abundant metal.

Geochemistry: Olivine: Fa18.7±0.3 (N=19); Low Calcium pyroxene Fs16.7±0.6, Wo1.3±0.8 (N=8) (EMP).

Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5).

Specimens: Main mass: MNHNP (7338 g, 4 stones)

Data from:
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Origin or pseudonym:Draveil
Date:13 July 2011
Mass (g):7500
Shock stage:moderate
Weathering grade:W0
Fayalite (mol%):18.7±0.3 (N=19)
Ferrosilite (mol%):16.7±0.6 (N=8)
Wollastonite (mol%):1.3±0.8
Magnetic suscept.:5.15
Classifier:A. Jambon, UPVI; R. Hewins, C. Fieni and B. Zanda, MNHNP; E. Dransart, EMTT
Type spec mass (g):80
Type spec location:MNHNP
Main mass:MNHNP
Finder:N. and J.-P. Eydens
Comments:Submitted by A. Jambon and B. Zanda
   and collections
MNHNP: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, IMPMC-CP52, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France, France; Website (institutional address)
UPVI: Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI),Case 110, 4 Place Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France (institutional address; updated 5 Oct 2014)
EMTT: Etudes Métallurgiques et de Traitement Thermique, Parc du Chater-Bât. B, 1, avenue du Chater, 69340 Francheville, France (institutional address)
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 102, MAPS 50, 1662, September 2015
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     Recommended::   (48° 41' 12"N, 2° 25' 42"E)

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     This is the only approved meteorite from Ile-del-France, France (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 78 approved meteorites from France (plus 12 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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