Eucrite - EUC
    Iglau, Morovia, Czech Republic - (49° 17'N, 15° 34'E)
    On Sunday May 22, 1808 one of the most historic meteorite showers ever occurred in what is now the Czech Republic. According to numerous accounts by villagers on their way to church, several hundred stones fell from the sky shortly before 6 a.m. Fortunately, no one was injured and no property was damaged. There are numerous articles and monographs about the Stannern meteorite shower, as it came on the heels of the scientific community's acceptance that rocks do indeed fall from the sky (see lot 49046). Blanketed in the glossy fusion crust characteristic of calcium-rich eucrites, and inscribed with the cataloguing "13 6-1" and "107", this is a richly evocative historic example of one of only sixty-six meteorites recovered from among the most famous of European meteorite showers. 57 x 46 x 27mm (2.25 x 1.75 x 1 inches) and 89.84 grams (0.2 pounds).

    Provenance: Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris

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    October, 2012
    14th Sunday
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