The Barwell Meteorite

E. A. Jobbins, F. G. Dimes1, R. A. Binns2, M. H. Hey and S. J. B. Reed
Institute of Geological Sciences, Geological Survey and Museum, London, S.W. 7
Department of Mineralogy, British Museum (Natural History), London, S.W. 7
1Published by permission of the Director, Institute of Geological Sciences, London.
2Present address: Department of Geology, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales.

Summary: Part of a meteorite was seen to fall on a road (52° 33′ 55″ N., 1° 20′ 23″ W.) in the village of Barwell, Leicestershire, at about 16.20 hrs G.M.T. on 24 December 1965. Fragments have been found over an area some 34 mile long by 12 mile across, and appear to have been part of a single stone, of which 44 Kg (97 lb) have been recovered. The distribution, impact effects, and crustal morphology of the recovered fragments are described. Barwell is a moderately metamorphosed white olivine-hypersthene chondrite; a chemical analysis, with the derived Wahl norm, and a modal analysis are given, together with optical data and electron-probe analyses of the principal constituent minerals.

Mineralogical Magazine; September 1966 v. 35; no. 275; p. 881-902; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1966.035.275.01
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