Bouvante (eucrite) – 0.701g

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Description

0.701g part slice. Sold in membrane box with label/certificate of authenticity.


DISCOVERY OF THE BOUVANTE-LE-HAUT, FRANCE, STONY METEORITE

Name: BOUVANTE-LE-HAUT

Place of find: 100 m SE. of Bouvante Lake, commune of Bouvante-le-Haut, Drome, France.

44°55’20″N., 5016’04″E.

Date of find: July 30, 1978.

Class and type: Stone. Ca-rich achondrite. Eucrite.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 8.3 kg.

Circumstances of find: Found by M. Luc Ezingeard, a police officer of Saint-Jean-en­Royans (Drome, France), while picnicking with his family near the lake at Bouvante. The stone, coated with a black glaze, was recovered from a hole 25 cm across and 50-60 cm deep. Attempts to find other similar stones in the area were unsuccessful.

Sources: Dr. F. Kraut and Dr. K.D. Phan, Ecole Nationale Superieur des Mines, 60 Boulevard Saint-Michel, 75272 Paris, Cedex 06, France.