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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
Remarks:
Georgia's first, and only the continental United States' seventh, witnessed fall. According to the extensive research of Frank Cressy, on the doorstep of his forthcoming book on American witnessed falls, this may well be the remaining main mass. 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).
   
Collection Photos
 
128.3 gram crusted fragment
128.3 gram crusted fragment
 
Dr. Boykeiv label
 
Vaux Collection label
Detail of labels for 128.3 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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