• Katol, 157g - Split individual
  • Katol, 157g - Split individual (Alternate view)
  • Katol, 162.1gm No. 18
On May 22, 2012, at 14:10 local time, a large meteor shower occurred over the town of Katol in the Nagpur District of India. The visual event was followed by 30 to 50 s of sonic booms. At least 30 stones were recovered by GSI in an ellipse centered around 21°15.837’N and 78°35.485’E.

This 157 gm katol split individual was found and documented (no. 18) in the India team’s catalog. The original weight, before cutting, was 162.1 gm.

Acquired by Dave Gheesling for the Falling Rocks collection.

Katol, 157 gm split individual
Class: L6 Chondrite
Location: Maharashtra, India
Fell: May 22, 2012
TKW: ~220 kg
Shock: S2
Weathering: W0
Fayalite (mol%): 24.9±0.4 (n=34)
Ferrosilite (mol%): 21.9±0.5 (n=24)
Wollastonite (mol%): 1.8
Classifier: L. Garvie, ASU; G. Parthasarathy, CSIR-NGRI; K. Ziegler, UNM

Available: $3,250.00 USD

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