Adelie Land meteorite

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Adelie Land
Type Chondrite
Class Ordinary chondrite
Group L6[1]
Country Antarctica
Region Adélie Land
Coordinates 67°11′S 142°23′E / 67.183°S 142.383°E / -67.183; 142.383Coordinates: 67°11′S 142°23′E / 67.183°S 142.383°E / -67.183; 142.383[1]
Observed fall No
Found date 1912
TKW 1000 g[1]

Adelie Land[1] is a meteorite discovered on December 5, 1912 in Antarctica by Francis Howard Bickerton (1889-1954), a member of Sir Douglas Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition. It was named after Adélie Land and it was the first meteorite found in Antarctica.[2]

Only one fragment of about 1 kilogram (2.2 lb) was found. It was classified as L5 ordinary chondrite.

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  1. ^ a b c d Meteoritical Bulletin Database: Adelie Land
  2. ^ Mawson, Douglas (1996). Home of the Blizzard. Kent Town S.A. 5067: Wakefield Press. ISBN 978 1 86254 876 3. 

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