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Mukundpura

India
Fell june 6, 2017
CM2.0 chondrite
Total mass : 201g

Specimen in collection :
0.508g fragment

Mukundpura is a new CM chondrite fell near Jaipur, Rajasthan, India on June 6, 2017 at 5:15 IST. The fall was observed by local villager. According to eyewitness, the meteorite was fragmented into several pieces once the object hit the ground. Based on petrography, mineralogy and bulk composition, Mukundpura was initially classified as CM2 chondrite.

In march 2019, a new article titled « Chemical, isotopic and amino acid composition of Mukundpura CM2.0 (CM1) chondrite : Evidence of parent body aqueous alteration » confirmed that Mukundpura has turned out to be quite a unique CM2.0 (CM1).

 

Additional information

Provenance

  • Mike Farmer