List of largest meteorites on Earth

Summary

This is a List of largest meteorites on Earth. With regard to size, we first have to clarify whether we are talking about the largest fragment of a given meteorite or the total amount of material coming from the same meteorite fall: often a single meteoroid during atmospheric entry tends to fragment into more pieces.

The table lists the largest meteorites found on the Earth's surface.

Iron[1][2]

Meteorite name Found year Region/Country Coordinates Group Classification Mass Image
1 Hoba 1920 Grootfontein, Namibia 19°35′32″S 17°56′01″E / 19.59222°S 17.93361°E / -19.59222; 17.93361 Ataxite IVB 60,000 kg (130,000 lb) Hoba meteorite (15682150765).jpg
2 Cape York
(Ahnighito)
1894 Meteorite Island, Greenland 76°08′N 64°56′W / 76.133°N 64.933°W / 76.133; -64.933 Octahedrite IIIAB 30,875 kg (68,068 lb) Ahnighito AMNH, 34 tons meteorite.jpg
3 Campo del Cielo
(Gancedo)[3]
2016 Chaco, Argentina 27°37′48″S 61°42′00″W / 27.63000°S 61.70000°W / -27.63000; -61.70000 Octahedrite IAB 30,800 kg (67,900 lb)
4 Campo del Cielo
(El Chaco)
1969 Chaco, Argentina 27°36′34.94″S 61°40′53.31″W / 27.6097056°S 61.6814750°W / -27.6097056; -61.6814750 Octahedrite IAB 28,840 kg (63,580 lb) Campo del Cielo meteorite, El Chaco fragment, N.jpg
5 Armanty 1898 Xinjiang, China 47°N 88°E / 47°N 88°E / 47; 88 Octahedrite IIIE 28,000 kg (62,000 lb)
6 Bacubirito 1863 Sinaloa, Mexico 26°12′N 107°50′W / 26.200°N 107.833°W / 26.200; -107.833 Octahedrite UNG 22,000 kg (49,000 lb) Bacubirito meteorite.jpg
7 Cape York
(Agpalilik)
1963 Nordgronland, Greenland 76°07′59.88″N 64°55′59.88″W / 76.1333000°N 64.9333000°W / 76.1333000; -64.9333000 Octahedrite IIIAB 20,100 kg (44,300 lb) Agpalilik fragment of Cape York meteorite.jpg
8 Mbozi 1930 Mbeya, Tanzania 09°07′N 33°04′E / 9.117°N 33.067°E / 9.117; 33.067 Octahedrite UNG 16,000 kg (35,000 lb) Mbozi meteorite - 07.jpg
9 Willamette 1902 Oregon, United States 45°22′00.12″N 122°34′58.8″W / 45.3667000°N 122.583000°W / 45.3667000; -122.583000 Octahedrite IIIAB 14,150 kg (31,200 lb) Willamette Meteorite AMNH.jpg
10 Chupaderos I 1852 Chihuahua, Mexico 27°00′N 105°06′W / 27.000°N 105.100°W / 27.000; -105.100 Octahedrite IIIAB 14,114 kg (31,116 lb) Chupaderos1MineriaDF.JPG
11 Mundrabilla I 1911 Western Australia, Australia 30°46′59.88″S 127°33′00″E / 30.7833000°S 127.55000°E / -30.7833000; 127.55000 Octahedrite IAB 12,400 kg (27,300 lb) Mundrabilla meteorite, Western Australia Museum.jpg
12 Morito 1600 Chihuahua, Mexico 27°03′N 105°26′W / 27.050°N 105.433°W / 27.050; -105.433 Octahedrite IIIAB 10,100 kg (22,300 lb) ElMoritoMineriaDF.JPG
13 Santa Catharina 1875 Santa Catarina, Brazil 26°13′S 48°36′W / 26.217°S 48.600°W / -26.217; -48.600 Ataxite IAB 7,000 kg (15,000 lb) Météorite Santa Catharina, exposition Météorites, Muséum national d'histoire naturelle de Paris.jpg
14 Chupaderos II 1852 Chihuahua, Mexico 27°00′N 105°06′W / 27.000°N 105.100°W / 27.000; -105.100 Octahedrite IIIAB 6,770 kg (14,930 lb) Chupaderos2MineriaDF.JPG
15 Mundrabilla II 1911 Western Australia, Australia 30°47′S 127°33′E / 30.783°S 127.550°E / -30.783; 127.550 Octahedrite IAB 6,100 kg (13,400 lb) Mundrabilla meteorite NMNH slice.jpg
16 Bendegó 1784 Bahia, Brazil 10°07′01″S 39°15′41″W / 10.11694°S 39.26139°W / -10.11694; -39.26139 Octahedrite IC 5,260 kg (11,600 lb) Museu Nacional, UFRJ - Quinta da Boa Vista 3.jpg

Stony-Iron

Meteorite name Found year Region/Country Coordinates Group Classification TKW Fall observed Image
1 Brenham 1882 Kansas, United States 37°34′57″N 99°09′49″W / 37.58250°N 99.16361°W / 37.58250; -99.16361 Pallasite PMG 4,300 kg (9,500 lb) No Brenham meteorite slice.jpg
2 Vaca Muerta 1861 Antofagasta, Chile 25°45′S 70°30′W / 25.750°S 70.500°W / -25.750; -70.500 Mesosiderite A1 3,830 kg (8,440 lb) No Vaca Muerta, 9.51g endcut.jpg
3 Huckitta 1924 Northern Territory, Australia 22°22′S 135°46′E / 22.367°S 135.767°E / -22.367; 135.767 Pallasite PMG 2,300 kg (5,100 lb) No Huckitta meteorite.jpg
4 Fukang 2000 Xinjiang, China 44°25′48″N 87°37′48″E / 44.43000°N 87.63000°E / 44.43000; 87.63000 Pallasite PMG 1,003 kg (2,211 lb) No NHM - Pallasit Fukang.jpg
5 Imilac 1822 Antofagasta, Chile 24°12′12″S 68°48′24″W / 24.20333°S 68.80667°W / -24.20333; -68.80667 Pallasite PMG 920 kg (2,030 lb) No Imilac pallasite.jpg
6 Bondoc 1956 Southern Tagalog, Philippines 13°31′N 122°27′E / 13.517°N 122.450°E / 13.517; 122.450 Mesosiderite B4 888.60 kg (1,959.0 lb) No Bondoc, pyroxenite nodule - Center for Meteorite Studies - Arizona State University - Tempe, AZ - DSC05809.JPG
7 Brahin 1810 Gomel', Belarus 52°30′00″N 30°19′48″E / 52.50000°N 30.33000°E / 52.50000; 30.33000 Pallasite PMG 823 kg (1,814 lb) No Brahin pallasite, endcut.jpg
8 Esquel 1951 Chubut, Argentina 42°54′00″S 71°19′48″W / 42.90000°S 71.33000°W / -42.90000; -71.33000 Pallasite PMG 755 kg (1,664 lb) No Esquel (fallen 1951 in Argentina), Stein-Eisen-Meteorit (Pallasit) - meteorites - Museum fur Naturkunde, Berlin - DSC00109.JPG
9 Krasnojarsk 1749 Krasnoyarsky Krai, Russia 54°54′N 91°48′E / 54.900°N 91.800°E / 54.900; 91.800 Pallasite PMG 700 kg (1,500 lb) No Krasnojarsk meteorite, AMNH.jpg
10 Jepara 2008 Jawa Tengah, Indonesia 06°36′S 110°44′E / 6.600°S 110.733°E / -6.600; 110.733 Pallasite PMG 499.50 kg (1,101.2 lb) No
11 Seymchan 1967 Magadan Oblast, Russia 62°54′00″N 152°25′48″E / 62.90000°N 152.43000°E / 62.90000; 152.43000 Pallasite PMG 323.30 kg (712.8 lb) No Seymchan - Center for Meteorite Studies - Arizona State University - Tempe, AZ - DSC05746.JPG
12 Estherville 1879 Iowa, United States 43°25′N 94°50′W / 43.417°N 94.833°W / 43.417; -94.833 Mesosiderite A3/4 320 kg (710 lb) Yes Estherville 1879 meteorite - Smithsonian.jpg
13 Omolon 1981 Magadan Oblast, Russia 64°01′12″N 161°48′30″E / 64.02000°N 161.80833°E / 64.02000; 161.80833 Pallasite PMG 250 kg (550 lb) Yes
14 Youxi 2006 Fujian, China 23°03′36″N 118°00′36″E / 23.06000°N 118.01000°E / 23.06000; 118.01000 Pallasite PMG 218 kg (481 lb) No
15 Pallasovka 1990 Volgograd Oblast, Russia 49°52′00″N 46°36′42″E / 49.86667°N 46.61167°E / 49.86667; 46.61167 Pallasite PMG 198 kg (437 lb) No

See also

References

  1. ^ "China meteorite: world's top 10 largest ever meteorites". The Telegraph. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Meteorite Charts". meteorite.fr. Retrieved August 12, 2018.
  3. ^ Ferrara, Michele (Oct 25, 2016). "The second biggest meteorite discovered" (PDF). Free Astronomy Magazine. No. November-December 2016. Astro Publishing. p. 10. Retrieved Sep 19, 2018.

External links

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