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Selma meteorite. H4 chondrite. Possible fall in 1898.

Selma meteorite. H4 chondrite. Possible fall in 1898

Selma meteorite. H4 chondrite. Possible fall in 1898

Characteristics

Weight

4,7 grams

Possible fall

20 July 1898

Found

United States, 26 March 1906

$100

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Description

In March 26, 1906 a huge meteorite was found 3 km NW of Selma, Alabama. The finder suggested that the meteorite is related to a bolide observed by many witnesses on July 20, 1898 at around 9 pm local time. With 140 kg of weight, Selma was the biggest stony meteorite in the US for over a decade. It has an iron content of 22% and is classified as an H4. It has heterogeneous chondrules in a dark matrix.

Certificate of authenticity included. IMCA 5591.

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