Akbarpur (meteorite)


ClassOrdinary chondrite
RegionUttar Pradesh
Coordinates44°13′N 0°37′E / 44.217°N 0.617°E / 44.217; 0.617Coordinates: 44°13′N 0°37′E / 44.217°N 0.617°E / 44.217; 0.617[1]
Observed fallYes
Fall dateApril 18, 1838
TKW1800 g

Akbarpur is an H chondrite meteorite that fell to earth on April 18, 1838, in Uttar Pradesh, India. It is notable for being the first Indian meteorite for which an official report accompanied by a legal deposition was filed.[2]


It is a polymict[3] that belongs to the petrologic type 4, thus was assigned to the group H4.[1] Its surface features regmaglypts.[4]


  1. ^ a b Meteoritical Bulletin Database: Akbarpur
  2. ^ Nair, Savithri Preetha (2006). "Science and the politics of colonial collecting: the case of Indian meteorites, 1856–70". The British Journal for the History of Science. 39 (1): 97–119. doi:10.1017/S0007087405007624. ISSN 1474-001X.
  3. ^ Wahl, Walter (1952-01-01). "The brecciated stony meteorites and meteorites containing foreign fragments". Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 2 (2): 91–117. doi:10.1016/0016-7037(52)90002-1. ISSN 0016-7037.
  4. ^ "Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India". 99. The Governor-General of India. 1969: 22. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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