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Fell August 25, 1865
Mars, shergottite
Total mass : about 5kg

Specimen in collection :
0.5g fragment

The Shergotty achondrite fell on August 25, 1865 at 9:00 a.m. near a town called Shergahti in Bihar State, India after detonations were heard (Graham et al. 1985). Duke (1968) refers to several stones with fusion crusts, but this has not been confirmed.
The main mass is at the Museum of the Geological Survey in Calcutta, India

Additional information


  • Marc Jost

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