New Orleans

Specimen weight: 20.0344 grams, fragment with crust.

This meteorite fall in New Orleans, Louisiana USA, on September 23, 2003 at approx. 16:05 hrs.
New Orleans is an  ordinary chondrite (H5).
On the afternoon of September 23rd 2003, a meteorite crashed through the two-story home of Ray and Judy Fausset, who were not at home at the time. Neighbors said that they heard a "terrific noise." Two observations of a fireball were recorded. The main mass of the meteorite was found in the crawl space under the house. Powdery meteorite debris and fragments were found along the penetration path throughout the house. A total mass of 19.256 kg was recovered from the Fausset house, the three largest fragments weighing 2966 g, 1292 g and 1001 g. Some additional material (~100 g) was also recovered in the surrounding neighborhood.

I went to New Orleans less than 48 hours after the fall. Read all about my trip on my adventures page at the following link.

New Orleans adventure: CLICK HERE


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