header
  MetSoc Home            Publications            Contacts  
Search the Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Last update: 14 Oct 2020
Search for: Search type: Search limits: Display: Publication:
Names
Text help
Places
Classes
Years
Contains
Starts with
Exact
Sounds like
NonAntarctic
Falls  Non-NWAs
What's new
  in the last:
Include past classifications in search
Limit to approved meteorite names
Search text:  
Clohars
Basic information Name: Clohars
     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 48.6 g
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L4
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 1652 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L4.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Comments: Coordinates approximate
Revised 4 Jan 2020: Added fall info and approx coords
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB online:
Clohars
History (P.-M. Pelé, meteor-center.com): There is little specific information on the circumstances of the fall of the Clohars meteorite. It fell on June 21, 1822, "at Clohars and Perguet," according to the catalog of the collection of Vicomte Paul-Etienne Villiers du Terrage. The two cities are 3 km apart. It is unclear if this means that two stones were recovered, or only one. In the inventories of the Ecole des Mines in Paris (document dating from the first half of the 20th century), a specimen of Clohars weighing 95 g is mentioned (it is no longer in that collection today). Other fragments are known in the NHM London and MNHN in Paris. We then can consider that the total mass of this fall is over 100 grams. Although the exact place of fall is unknown, approximate coordinates between the two mentioned towns are now assigned to the fall location.
Institutions
   and collections
NHM: Department of Mineralogy, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, United Kingdom; Website (institutional address; updated 9 Dec 2011)
MNHN: Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, IMPMC-CP52, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France, France; Website (institutional address)
Catalogs:
Search for specimens in the Smithsonian Institution collection (U.S.):   
    Require SI photo
Search for this meteorite in the Natural History Museum collection (U.K.):   
    Require NHM photo
References: Never published in the Meteoritical Bulletin
Find references in NASA ADS:
Find references in Google Scholar:
Geography:

France
Coordinates:
     Recommended::   (47° 53' 24"N, 4° 3' 36"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 77 approved meteorites from France (plus 12 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
Proximity search:
Find nearby meteorites: enter search radius (km):

Direct link to this page