Selma meteorite. H4 chondrite. Possible fall in 1898

Selma meteorite. H4 chondrite. Possible fall in 1898

Weight

4,7 grams

Possible fall

20 July 1898

Found

United States, 26 March 1906

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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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