Faucett, Missouri H5 Chondrite, Struck by a Plow, Micromount



The Faucett meteorite was first found in April 1966 when it was struck by a farmer's plow near the town of Faucett Missouri. Several large broken pieces were found and samples were analyzed by Kansas State University. The meteorite was classified as a H5 chondrite. 

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From the Meteoritical Bulletin entry on Faucett :



The place of fall or discovery: Faucett, Missouri, USA; φ = 39°37' N, λ = 94°52' W.

Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, April 1966.

Class and type: STONY, olivine-bronzite chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 2.

Total weight: 21.75 kg. (16.3 kg. and 5.45 kg.).

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: The samples were found by C. R. and C. C. Spencer during plowing of fields. The meteorites were brought to the Department of Geology, Kansas State University.

Source: Report of Associate Professor D. C. Brookins (Manhattan, Kansas, USA) in a letter, V 23 1966.