Chambord meteorite

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Chambord
Type Iron
Structural classification Medium octahedrite
Group IIIAB[1]
Country Canada
Region Quebec, Canada
Coordinates 48°25′00″N 72°02′00″W / 48.41667°N 72.03333°W / 48.41667; -72.03333Coordinates: 48°25′00″N 72°02′00″W / 48.41667°N 72.03333°W / 48.41667; -72.03333
Observed fall no
Found date 1904
TKW 6.6 kilograms (15 lb)[1]

Chambord is an iron meteorite[1] found in Quebec.

History[edit]

It was found in 1904 by a farmer about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from the village of Chambord, Quebec.[2] The exact location and the name of the farmer are unknown. When the meteorite was found, it was brought to the attention of the superintendent of Mines for the Province of Quebec who then loaned it to the Geological Survey of Canada for analysis.

Classification[edit]

It is a medium octahedrite, IIIAB.

Fragments[edit]

The recovered fragment is an irregularly shaped block about 19 centimetres (7.5 in) x 9 centimetres (3.5 in) x 15 centimetres (5.9 in). The entire mass is in the Canadian Meteorite Collection, Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Meteoritical Bulletin Database
  2. ^ Johnson, The Chambord Meteorite, Ottawa Naturalist, June 4, 1906