Unique Mesosiderite
Item: 61.1 Dimensions: 60 x 50 x 47 mm Weight: 410 g
Provenance: The Natural History Museum, London
Partial/complete: Cube with Crust
Cube: ~15mm x 15mm x 15mm ≈ 15mm3


Country: USA
Region: Iowa
Fell: 1879, May 10, 17:00 hrs
Group: Stony-Iron
Type: Mesosiderite
Class: MES-A3/4
Total known weight:

Several large masses, totalling in weight over 700lb, the two largest weighing about 437lb and 151lb respectively, and hundreds of small metallic fragments, fell after detonations and the appearance of a brilliant fireball, S.F.Peckham, Am. J. Sci., 1879, 18, p.77, C.U.Shepard, Am. J. Sci., 1879, 18, p.186. Description and analysis, J.L.Smith, Am. J. Sci., 1880, 19, p.459. Mentioned, G.P.Merrill, Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus., 1920, 58, p.363. Popular account of the fall, B.H.Wilson, The Palimpsest, Iowa, 1928, 9, p.317 (M.A.4-117), G.S.Dill