Allegan (meteorite)

Summary

Allegan
Allegan meteorite, 2.9g.jpg
TypeChondrite
ClassOrdinary chondrite
GroupH5
CountryUnited States
RegionMichigan
Coordinates42°32′N 85°53′W / 42.533°N 85.883°W / 42.533; -85.883Coordinates: 42°32′N 85°53′W / 42.533°N 85.883°W / 42.533; -85.883[1]
Observed fallYes
Fall dateJuly 10, 1899
TKW32 kg
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Allegan is a type 5 H chondrite meteorite that landed in Michigan on July 10, 1899.[2] Allegan weighed around fifty pounds after its landing.[3] As of 1964, it was one of only seven known meteorites to land in Michigan.[4]

Classification

It is classified as H5-ordinary chondrite.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Meteoritical Bulletin Database: Allegan
  2. ^ "THE ALLEGAN METEORITE" -Los Angeles Times
  3. ^ "Abbreviated Telegrams" - Aurora Daily Express
  4. ^ "Doorstep is Prized Exhibit" - The Owosso Argus-Press

See also