Bilanga, Diogenite

The Bilanga diogenite fell on October 27, 1999 amongst and between the villages of Bilanga-Yanga and Gomposago, in Burkina-Faso.  The fall was …

Allegan, H5

Allegan’s a historic American fall from 1899.  It’s a fairly typical H-chondrite, with moderate porosity and well-defined chondrules. From Merrill and Stokes’ …

Ash Creek, Texas

On February 15th, 2009 at around 11AM local time, a small asteroid entered the atmosphere and broke up over Birome, Texas.  Larger …

Estherville, Mesosiderite-A3/4

Estherville was one of the most spectacular bolides yet witnessed when it tore its way through Earth’s atmosphere above Iowa in 1879.  …

Marjalahti, Pallasite-PMG

Marjalahti is one of four witnessed pallasite falls as of 2014.  The only work I was able to find that thoroughly described …

Forest City, H5

Forest City is a seminal American fall that was studied by some of America’s earliest dedicated meteoriticists. A detail of note regarding …

Gao, H5

On March 5th, 1960, stones fell amongst the rooftops of several villages near Burkina Faso’s border with Ghana. Sonic effects were heard …

Gashua, L6

Gashua was witnessed to fall in Nigeria in April, 1984.  I don’t have much to add to the Meteoritical Bulletin write-up. At …

Indian Butte, H5

From the Meteoritical Bulletin: We spent a few days in the area in the summer of 2013, but didn’t have access to …