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Pultusk

Poland
Fell january 30, 1868 at 7pm
H5 chondrite
Total mass > 9 tons

Specimen in collection :
46 g individual

The fall of Pultusk is one of the largest ever recorded for a chondrite. Thousands of people witnessed the fireball and heard detonations, followed by small stones rain on frozen wastes, forests, fields and houses, in an area of 127 square kilometers. The number of specimens is estimated between 3000 and 100000 according to the publications. The heaviest stone weighed 9 kg. Most specimens are very small (a few grams at most) and are nicknamed Pultusk Peas.

Additional information

Provenance

  • Marcin Cimala