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Aumieres
Basic information Name: Aumieres
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1842
Country: France
Mass:help 2 kg
Classification
  history:
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 11310 approved meteorites (plus 6 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 updated coords
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Aumieres
History (P.-M. Pelé, meteor-center.com): June 3, 1842, around 9:00 pm, a meteor was observed across a large part of southern France. In Toulouse, witnesses did not mention hearing an explosion. In Mende, a witness observed the bolide traveling approximately northeast to southwest, passing roughly over the city. Two minutes after the meteor disappeared, a thunderous roar was heard. That witness, an engineer, estimated that the fall took place about 40 km southwest of Mende; this calculation was nearly correct. At the same time, very close to the village of Saint-Georges-de-Lévéjac, the meteorite fell 1 m from a shack where a shepherd stood, according to testimonies collected after the fall by Mr. Lescure, a scholar living in Lavernhe. The place of fall is a hamlet today called Almières.
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Toulouse: No contact information provided., France (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2011)
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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   
Don Edwards   
Matteo Chinellato - National History Museum, Milano   
Photos uploaded by members of the Encyclopedia of Meteorites.
    (Caution, these are of unknown reliability)
Collection Vincent Jacques   
Corey Kuo   
Peter Marmet   
Geography:

France
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (44° 20'N, 3° 14'E)
     Recommended::   (44° 17' 32"N, 3° 13' 24"E)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 4.7 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 5 approved meteorites from Languedoc-Roussillon, France
     This is 1 of 77 approved meteorites from France (plus 12 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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Synonymshelp: Berrias (In NHM Cat)
Lozere (In NHM Cat)
St. Georges-de-Lévéjac (In NHM Cat)

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