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Beuste
Basic information Name: Beuste
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1856
Country: France
Mass:help 1820 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L5
Recommended:  L5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 6720 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L5.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Revised 3 Jan 2020: Added fall info, corrected date and mass
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Beuste
History (P.-M. Pelé, meteor-center.com): Since at least the 1870s, this fall has been dated to May 1859. However,  an article in the 14 Feb 1856 newspaper Memorial des Pyrénées established that the meteorite actually fell on 9 Feb 9 1856. The inhabitants of Beuste and its surroundings were intrigued by a rustle that lasted several minutes. Dull detonations were heard, and then a luminous trail appeared in the sky. The rumbling lasted more than a quarter of an hour. The light trail seemed to be heading from the southeast to the southwest. A first meteorite of 420 g was discovered on the path that goes from Beuste to Angaïs; a second meteorite of 1.4 kilogram was found 700 meters from the first one.
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References: Never published in the Meteoritical Bulletin
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Br. Guy Consolmagno, Vatican collection   
Don Edwards   
Geography:

France
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (43° 13'N, 0° 14'W)
     Recommended::   (43° 13'N, 0° 14'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8 approved meteorites from Aquitaine, France
     This is 1 of 77 approved meteorites from France (plus 12 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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Synonymshelp: Bueste (In NHM Cat)
Pau (In NHM Cat)

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