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Chelyabinsk Meteorite

Description

Ordinary Chondrite - Group LL5 - fragment of the famous meteorite fall at Chelyabinsk, Chelyabinskaya Oblast, Russia on 15 February 2013. Almost entirely covered in black matt fusion crust with only a tiny chip to reveal the underlying stone. Has regmaglypts, flow lines and lips.

Museum reference

G.2015.15.1

Collection

Natural Sciences

Object name

Chondrite, ordinary

Collection place

Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia, ASIA

Exhibitions

  • New to the National Collections, 2015 - 2016 (23 Oct 2015 - 28 Feb 2016)
    National Museum of Scotland

  • Down to Earth (10 Nov 2017 - 01 Apr 2018)
    National Museum of Scotland

References

https://www.nms.ac.uk/explore-our-collections/stories/natural-world/chelyabinsk-meteorite-fragment

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