Specimen weight: 331.47 grams

Broken individual

This beautiful historic meteorite fell in Hessle, in Uppsala, Sweden on January 1, 1869. A shower of stones fell, many landing on ice. Hessle is a chondrite (H5).

This specimen is from the British Museum of Natural History, specimen #: BM 42468 and can be found listed in the Catalog of Meteorites. 

I got this piece in a museum exchange directly with the British Museum some years ago. I sold it in 2005 then in 2010 got it back to grace my collection once again. It will not likely leave now that I have it back.

This is the original British Museum label that came with the piece when I made the exchange in 1999 or 2000.

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