Chambord meteorite

Summary

Chambord
TypeIron
Structural classificationMedium octahedrite
GroupIIIAB[1]
CountryCanada
RegionQuebec, Canada
Coordinates48°25′00″N 72°02′00″W / 48.41667°N 72.03333°W / 48.41667; -72.03333Coordinates: 48°25′00″N 72°02′00″W / 48.41667°N 72.03333°W / 48.41667; -72.03333
Observed fallno
Found date1904
TKW6.6 kilograms (15 lb)[1]

Chambord is an iron meteorite[1] found in Quebec.

History

It was found in 1904 by a farmer about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from the village of Chambord, Quebec.[2] The exact location and the name of the farmer are unknown. When the meteorite was found, it was brought to the attention of the superintendent of Mines for the Province of Quebec who then loaned it to the Geological Survey of Canada for analysis.

Classification

It is a medium octahedrite, IIIAB.

Fragments

The recovered fragment is an irregularly shaped block about 19 centimetres (7.5 in) x 9 centimetres (3.5 in) x 15 centimetres (5.9 in). The entire mass is in the Canadian Meteorite Collection, Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Meteoritical Bulletin Database
  2. ^ Johnson, The Chambord Meteorite, Ottawa Naturalist, June 4, 1906