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Agen
Basic information Name: Agen
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1814
Country: France
Mass:help 30 kg
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10132 approved meteorites (plus 18 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: Revised 2 Jan 2020: Added info about fall, corrected coords
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Agen
History (P.-M. Pelé, meteor-center.com): On September 5, 1814 at 11:40 a.m., a meteorite shower fell on the town of Temple-sur-Lot, located about twenty km north of Agen, and in surrounding localities. Several reports were written and they related in some details the circumstances of the fall : a kind of cloud had appeared in the sky from which light streaks left. Then three or four explosions were heard followed by several others less violent, like a roll of thunder. The cloud having appeared to be divided into four or five parts, witnesses saw several large stones fall. Many stones likely fell but only four of those were well documented.
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References: Never published in the Meteoritical Bulletin
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Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Br. Guy Consolmagno, Vatican collection   
Moritz Karl   
Sergey Vasiliev - SV-meteorites   
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Peter Marmet   
Geography:

France
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (44° 13'N, 0° 37'E)
     Recommended::   (44° 25' 38"N, 0° 29' 54"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 25.2 km apart

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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: Galapian (In NHM Cat)
Monclar-d'Agenais (In NHM Cat)

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