Abee (meteorite)

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Abee meteorite
ClassEnstatite chondrite
Coordinates54°14′19″N 113°01′20″W / 54.23861°N 113.02222°W / 54.23861; -113.02222Coordinates: 54°14′19″N 113°01′20″W / 54.23861°N 113.02222°W / 54.23861; -113.02222[1]
Observed fallYes
Fall date9 June 1952
Found date14 June 1952
TKW107 kilograms (236 lb)[1]
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Small 1.26 g slice.
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Abee is an enstatite chondrite meteorite that fell on 9 June 1952 in Alberta, Canada.


The Abee meteorite fell at 11:05 p.m. on 9 June 1952. A stone of 107 kilograms (236 lb) was recovered from a 6 ft (1.8 m) deep crater.[2]

It was found five days later in Harry Buryn's wheat field located in the community of Abee, Alberta, Canada; which is located in Thorhild County, along the Canadian National Railway and Highway 63, 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) north of Thorhild and 49 kilometres (30 mi) from Boyle.


Abee is classified as an enstatite chondrite with a petrologic type 4, thus belonging to the group EH4.[1] It is the only example in the world of an EH4 impact-melt breccia meteorite.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Meteoritical Bulletin Database: Abee
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-08-19. Retrieved 2010-04-27.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Abee Enstatite Chondrite

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