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Aubres
Basic information Name: Aubres
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1836
Country: France
Mass:help 800 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  Aubrite
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  Aubrite
Recommended:  Aubrite    [explanation]

This is 1 of 65 approved meteorites classified as Aubrite.   [show all]
Search for other: Achondrites, Aubrites, Enstatite achondrites, and Enstatite-rich meteorites
Comments: Revised 2 Jan 2020: Added fall info
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Aubres
History (P.-M. Pelé, meteor-center.com): An 800 g meteorite fell on September 14, 1836, at a place called Aubres, east of Nyons. The precise location of the fall is unknown; the meteorite fell on a paved road, very close to a shepherd. He gave the meteorite to his "master," who broke it, and kept it on a shelf for almost ten years. A local scholar learned of the existence of the meteorite and went there in 1845 to buy it. Of the initial mass, estimated at 800 g, only 567 g were left, according to J. R. Gregory (or 667 g according to A. Lacroix in 1927). The rest of the mass is lost.
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Geography:

France
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (44° 23'N, 5° 10'E)
     Recommended::   (44° 23'N, 5° 10'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 8 approved meteorites from Rhone-Alpes, France (plus 2 unapproved names)
     This is 1 of 77 approved meteorites from France (plus 12 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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Synonymshelp: Nyons (In NHM Cat)

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