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Tenham

Stone, chondrite, L6, W0
Tenham Station, South Gregory, Western Queensland, Australia
Fall: Feb., March or April 1879, between 2 and 3 a.m. local time
TKW: >200 kg
Individual 98.90 g

Bright meteors were seen moving roughly from east to west. More than 300 stones were subsequently recovered from a 12 x 3 miles strewn field at Tenham Station, Western Queensland. Remarkably and unlike most other falls, the larger masses of Tenham fell at the beginning of the strewn field and not at the end of the distribution ellipse. (see Brian Hellyer: “The Mass Distribution Of An Aerolithe Shower – Tenham, Queensland, 1879”). The pictured specimen is a fully crusted individual displaying only a slight dust patina on the otherwise well preserved fusion crust.
Inventory #

B-271

Date

October 4, 2015

Category

Chondrites, Stones, Witnessed Falls