TYPE: Achondrite. Monomict eucrite (AEUC), brecciated
COUNTRY: France. Ardeche, Libonnes, Entraigue
COORDINATES: 44°43' N , 4°18' E
DATE OF FALL: 1821, June 15 (1500hrs)
T. K.W: One stone +91 kg
At 3:00 in the afternoon, after appearance of a fireball and detonations, a stone of over 91kg fell near the village of Libonnès, L.W.Gilbert, Ann. Phys., 1821, 69, p.407, L.W.Gilbert, Ann. Chim. Phys., 1821, 17, p.434, M.H.Hey, Cat. Met., 1966, p.224. Analysis, G.P.Merrill, Mem. Nat. Acad. Sci. Washington, 1916, 14, (1), p.19. Mineralogy, analysis, M.B.Duke and L.T.Silver, GCA, 1967, 31, p.1637. Al-26 data, K.Fuse and E.Anders, GCA, 1969, 33, p.653a 91 kg stone was seen and heard to fall near the village of Libonnes, France. Meteorite data copied from MetBase 7.0 for Windows. Author: Joern Koblitz, The MetBase Library of Meteoritics and Planetary Sciences.
This eucrite is a monomict breccia, containing large fragments in a clastic, fine-grained matrix. Early impacts produced a partial melt from which Juvinas crystallized, and this was followed by a cooling phase. Additional impacts caused severe fragmentation and recrystallization of this rock.