Falling Rocks
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Meteorite Name: Forsyth
Location: Georgia
Classification: L6 Chondrite
Witnessed Fall: Yes
Date and Time: May 8, 1829
TKW: 16.3 kilograms
Georgia's first, and only the continental United States' seventh, witnessed fall. A century ago, Farrington estimated that less than one kilogram of the meteorite was preserved in his 1915 work Meteorites of North America, stating that Wulfing could only account for 741 grams in collections and another 170 grams was at Amherst (which subsequently went to ASU). Today, the TKW may well be less than half that amount. The two largest known specimens are of nearly identical weight at ~129 grams: the FALLING ROCKS 128.51-gm crusted fragment below, and a 128.80-gm fragment housed in the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History's collection. ASU's Center for Meteorite Studies curates a crusted fragment of 105.6 grams, and beyond that specimen weights drop precipitously to the likes of other specimens listed below.
Collection Photos
128.51 gram crusted fragment
128.51 gram crusted fragment
Dr. Boykeiv label
Vaux Collection label
Detail of labels for 128.51 gram crusted fragment
1.411 gram crusted fragment with labels
1.411 gram crusted fragment with labels
2.7 gram end cut with two polished faces
2.7 gram end cut with two polished faces

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