Very rare french meteorite fall from 1837. Sold in collection box with label/certificate of authenticity.
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A meteorite fell in August 1837 in Esnandes. The exact date is not known and I did not find any article in the local press relating detailed this fall. The same article was picked up by all the newspapers of the time. We only know that a peasant, who witnessed the fall, indicated burning his hands trying to pick up the meteorite. He also asserts having “experienced a strong electric shock”. In most of the cases,
meteorites arrive cold or at most lukewarm on the ground and we can put these feelings of heat shock on the account of fear. The stone weighs 1.5 kilograms and shattered on impact. The debris is then sent
at the Cabinet of Natural History in Bordeaux and then at the Institut de France in Paris. A few tens of grams are kept in museums.