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Basic information Name: Angers
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1822
Country: France
Mass:help 1007 g
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 12222 approved meteorites (plus 7 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 and mass
Writeup from MB online:
History (P.-M. Pelé, meteor-center.com) : On June 3, 1822, at 8:00-8:15 p.m., the inhabitants of Angers, we well as Loudun, Poitiers, and Saumur, observed a very bright meteor in the sky. A violent bang was heard, immediately followed by a few crackling sounds that lasted five or six seconds. A significant number of stones may have fallen, but only two of them were picked up. The smaller meteorite fell in a field belonging to the young ladies Gueffier, at a place called Le Chaumineau (in the rue de Brissac, in Angers, today). This stone weighed 77 g. A farmer was returning from the field on the other side of the road and he heard a hiss in the air and then saw a mass fall next to him. Moments before, everyone in the house had seen the meteor in the sky, seeming to come from the east, and which seemed to consist of three to four flaming objects. Scared, the farmer returned quickly home; it was not until the next day that he found the stone and picked it up. A letter written by the mayor of Angers mentions that the Chaumineau stone weighed 841 g and that the farmer remained the owner. Either it was a third stone of the fall or it was an error, because the stone we know from Chaumineau weighed only 77 g. The larger stone from the fall (re-weighed at 930 g in 1896), was collected in the garden of an innkeeper, at the Faubourg Gauvin, near Sainte-Thérèse church. A servant, watering the garden, heard the sound of a shooting. A rather large body fell within five paces of her and covered her with earth particles when it hit the ground.
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (47° 28'N, 0° 33'W)
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     This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Pays de la Loire, France
     This is 1 of 77 approved meteorites from France (plus 12 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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