Eagle Station meteorite

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Eagle Station
Eagle Station pallasite, Mineralogisches Museum, Bonn.jpg
Type Achondrite, pallasite
Grouplet PES (Eagle Station grouplet)
Country United States
Region Kentucky
Coordinates 38°37′N 84°58′W / 38.617°N 84.967°W / 38.617; -84.967Coordinates: 38°37′N 84°58′W / 38.617°N 84.967°W / 38.617; -84.967
Observed fall No
Found date 1880
TKW 36 kg (79 lb)[1]
Commons page Related media on Wikimedia Commons

The Eagle Station meteorite is a pallasite and type specimen of the Eagle Station grouplet.[2]

It was found in 1880 close to Eagle Station, Carroll County, Kentucky (United States). The first description was made by George F. Kunz in 1887.[3]


  1. ^ "Eagle Station". Meteoritical Society. 
  2. ^ D.S. Lauretta, H.Y. McSween, Jr., editors ; foreword by Richard P. Binze; M. K. Weisberg; T. J. McCoy, A. N. Krot (2006). "Systematics and Evaluation of Meteorite Classification". Meteorites and the early solar system II (PDF). Tucson: University of Arizona Press. pp. 19–52. ISBN 978-0816525621. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Kunz, George F. (1887). "On two new meteorites from Carroll County, Kentucky and Catorce, Mexico". American Journal of Science. 33: 228–235. 

See also[edit]