B's..ARN's History of Meteorites
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Baandee.....................................31'37' S., 118'2' E.
Western Australia, Australia
Found 1967, possibly earlier, possibly fell 1961 or 1962
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H).
A single completely crusted stone of 256.3g was found by a farmer 
while ploughing adjacent to Hunters Dam on land unit 13929, 4.25 
miles ESE. of Baandee Railway Station. 

Babb's Mill.................................36'18' N., 82'53' W.
Greene County, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Found 1876
Iron.  Ataxite (IRANOM).
A mass of about 300lb. was ploughed up 10 miles north of Greenville 
in 1876.  Analysis, 11.8 %Ni, 0.203 ppm.Ga, 0.029 ppm.Ge, 1.7 
ppm.Ir.

Babb's Mill.................................36'18' N., 82'53' W
 Greene County, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Found 1842                                    
Iron.  Ataxite, Ni-rich (IRANOM).
A mass of 14lb. was ploughed up 10 miles north of Greenville in 1842. 
Analysis, 17.7 %Ni, 18.6 ppm.Cya, 41 ppm.Ge, 35 ppm.Ir.
 
Bachmut.....................................48'36' N., 38'0' E
Ekaterinoslav, Ukraine, USSR,
Fell 1814, February 15, 1200 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A stone of 18kg fell, after detonations.  Analysis, 22.37 % total iron.

Bacqueville ................................49°19'20" N, 01° 21'56" E
France
Found 1999 August 15
Ordinary chondrite (H6)
A 395 g single stone was found by Mr. Trehour, who was looking
for metallic and archaeological objects in a field close to the forest
of Bacqueville. A few weeks later, when he cut the stone, he realized
it might be a meteorite. Classification (M. Denise, MNHNP): olivine,
Fo18.96; low Ca-pyroxene Fs17.26, shock stage S3, weathering
grade W5. Specimens: main mass Thierry Tréhour (finder); type
specimen 33.8g, MNHNP.

Bacubirito..................................26'12' N., 107'50' W. 
Sinaloa, Mexico
Found 1863
Iron.  Octahedrite, finest (0.08mm) (IRANOM).
A huge mass, 12 ft long and estimated to weigh 22 tons, was found on 
the farm El Ranchito, 7 miles south of Bacubirito. 
Analysis  9.62 %Ni, 17.7 ppm.Ga, 31.9 ppm.Ge, 4.9 ppm.Ir. 

Bagdad......................................34'32' N., 113'25' W.
Mohave County, Arizona, U.S.A.
Found 1959, spring
Iron.  Octahedrite. medium (1.1mm) (IIIA).
One iron of 2.2kg was found on the surface of the desert. 
Analysis, 8.01 %Ni, 19.8 ppm.Ga, 39.7 ppm.Ge, 6.8 ppm.Ir

Bagnone.....................................44'19' N., 9'59' E.
Massa Carrara, Tuscany, Italy
Found 1904, or 1905, recognized 1967
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium.
One mass of about 48kg was found on a hill near Bagnone, at the 
beginning of the 20th century. Analysis, 8.46 %Ni.

Bahjoi......................................28'29' N., 78'30' E
Moradabad district, Uttar Pradesh, India
Fell 1934, July 23, 2130 hrs
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarse (1.5mm) (IA-ANOM).
A mass of 10.322kg fell at Chandankati Muazam,
1.5 miles north of Bahjoi (co-ordinates above).
Analysis, 7.95 %Ni, 62.7 ppm.Ga, 272 ppm.Ge, 1.9 ppm.Ir.

Baisas......................................7'31'88' S., 46'2.47' W.
Maranhao, Brazil
Found 1974
Iron, medium octahedrite (IIIAB)
A 41kg iron was found in a grain field by Mr. Mario Rodrigues.
Shocked with hatched kamacite, the specimen has no fusion crust 
and no remnants of a heat altered zone.
Analysis  8.43% Ni .

Bakhardok...................................38'36' N., 58'0' E.
Karakum desert, Turkmenistan, USSR
Found 1978, September
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A single mass of 4.12kg was found half-buried in sand in the 
Karakum desert,about 48km SW. of Bakhardok. 
Analysis, 19.65 % total iron.

Bald Eagle..................................41'17' N., 77'3' W. 
Williamsport, Lycoming County,
Pennsylvania,   U.S.A.'
Found 1891
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (0.8mm) (IIIB).
A mass of about 7 lb was found on the east side of Bald Eagle Mountain. 
Analysis, 9.25 %Ni, 18.1 ppm.Ga, 37.1 ppm.Ge, 0.018 ppm.Ir.

Bald Mountain...............................35'58' N., 82'29' W.
Yancy County, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Fell 1929, July 9, afternoon
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L4), veined.
Two stones fell, 3.7kg together.
 
Baldwyn.....................................34'30' N., 88'40' W.
Lee County, Mississippi, U.S.A.
Fell 1922, February 2, in the daytime
Stone.  Olivine-hyperstbene chondrite (L6), veined.
After humming noise to the NW., a stone of 345g fell about 10 ft. from 
a negro on a farm about 1.5 miles NW. of Baldwyn. 

Balfour Downs...............................22'45' S., 120'50' E.
Western Australia, Australia
Found 1962
Iron.  Octabedrite, medium (1.3mm) (IA).
A mass of 2.4kg was found on Balfour Downs Station,
Analysis, 8.39 %Ni.

Bali........................................5'23' N., 16'23'E.
Central African Republic
Fell 1907, November 22 or 23, 1030 hrs
Stone.  Carbonaceous chondrite, type III (CV3).
Obtained from the Bali mission station on the Lobaye [Bali] river.
Analysis, 23.34 % total iron, 15.8 %Si, 14.8 %Mg.

Ballarat ...................................37°34.25' S, 143°49.52' E
Victoria, Australia
Found between 1867 and 1874
Iron (IAB)
The 15 g meteorite was found during mining operations by the Park
Company in deep lead placer deposits below basalt flows in the
West Ballarat goldfield. The meteorite was donated by Henry
Rosales to the University of Melbourne in the 1890s. Classification
and description (J. Wasson, UCLA; W. Birch Vic; L. Samuels
Monash): Nickel 6.1-6.3%, Co 0.36%, Ga 95 g/g, Ge 480  g/g, Ir
1.1  g/g. The meteorite consists of subgrains of kamacite crossed by
partially resorbed Neumann bands and contains abundant schreibersite.
Specimens: main mass and type specimen Vic.
 
Ballinger...................................31'46' N., 99'59' W.
Runnels County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1927
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarse (2.6mm) (IIICD).
One mass of 1250g in the Nininger Collection in 1933.
Analysis, 6.19 %Ni, 84.5 ppm.Ga, 326 ppm.Ge, 2.1 ppm.Ir.

Ballinoo....................................27'42' S., 115'46' E.
Murchison River, Western Australia, Australia
Found 1892
Iron.  Octahedrite, plessitic (IIC).
A mass of 93 lb was found 10 miles south of Ballinoo.
Analysis, 9.72 %Ni, 39.0 ppm.Ga, 94.4 ppm.Ge, 9.0 ppm.Ir.

Bamaul......................................52'44' N., 84'5' E.
Tomsk, Federated SSR, USSR,
Fell 1904, May 22, 2330 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
After the appearance of a brilliant meteor and detonations many small stones fell
near Bamaul, but only six were recovered,  and the heaviest fragment 9.3g .

Bamtrup.....................................52'0' N., 9'6' E.
Lippe, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Fell 1886, May 28, 1430 hrs
Stone.  Chondrite, veined
A small stone of 17g fell, after detonations. 

Bandong.....................................6'55' S., 107'36' E.
Java, Indonesia
Fell 1871, December 10, 1330 hrs 
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite, amphoterite (LL6). 
Six stones, of total weight about 11.5kg, fell, after detonations.

Ban Rong Du.................................16'40' N., 101'11' E.
Phetchabun, Thailand
Fell June 13, 1993 20:30 local time
Iron, coarse ocathedrite (ungrouped)
A 16.7kg iron meteorite was collected by Mr. Saree Ragkon and 
Mrs. Kumla Ragkon from the bottom of a 110 cm deep hole in sandy soil.
The meteorite was observed to fall at a steep angle, coming from the 
southwest. Analysis 7.9% Ni. Main mass with finder.

Bansur......................................27'42' N., 76'20' E. 
Rajasthan, India
Fell 1892
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
About 15kg fell.

Banswal.....................................30'24' N., 78'12' E.
Dehra Dun district, Uttar Pradesh, India
Fell 1913, January 12, 1800 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5).
After a brilliant luminous meteor (moving NW. to SE.), and detonations, 
a single stone fell, but only about 14g of fragments were recovered .

Banten......................................6'20' S., 106'0' E.
Java, Indonesia
Fell 1933, May 24, 0400-0500 hrs
Stone.  Carbonaceous chondrite, type II (CM2).
Four individuals, totalling 629g, were recovered. 

Baquedano...................................23'18' S., 69'53' W.
Atacama, Chile
Found 1932, before this year
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.2mm) (IIIB).
A mutilated mass of 22kg was found near the railway junction at Baquedano. ,
May be a transported mass belonging to one of the known falls in this region.
Analysis, 8.76 % Ni, 20.4 ppm.Ga, 43.1 ppm.Ge, 0.10 ppm.Ir.

Barbacena...................................21'13' S., 43'56' W.
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Found 1918, March 20
Iron.  Octahedrite, fine (0.12mm) (IRANOM).
Two oxidised masses, 6140g and 2886g were found.
Analysis, 10.9 %Ni, 12.8 ppm.Ga, 1.16 ppm.Ge, 2.9 ppm.Ir.

Barbianello .................................45°03'28" N, 9°11'44" E
Pavia, Italy
Found October 1960 or 1961
Iron ungrouped (ataxite)
A single mass of 860 g was found by farmer Clemente Allini while
he was ploughing a cornfield.  In 1972, young Carla Allini showed it
at school to her teacher, who submitted it to Professor G. Giuseppetti
at  the  University  of  Pavia.  In 1974, he inspected the meteorite
macroscopically and obtained bulk data by atomic absorption
spectroscopy and traditional wet chemistry, and identified it as an
unusually Ni-rich iron meteorite.  Classification and mineralogy (A.
Fioretti, UPad; V. de Michele, Milano): ataxitic texture, lacking
Widmannstätten  pattern;  consists  almost  entirely  of  taenite  (Ni27)
with minor plates of kamacite and accessory troilite and schreibersite;
severely altered surface, but fresh interior. Bulk metal composition
(B.  Spettel,  W.  Huisl  and  J.  Zipfel, MPI):  Ni = 27.1 wt%; Ge =
73 g/g; Ga = 28  g/g; As = 16.6  g/g; composition falls at the Ni-
rich  end  of  the  IAB-IIICD  trends, with Ga and Ge concentrations
comparable to those of the Ni-rich IAB's San Cristobal and Yamato
791694 and to the ungrouped iron Elephant Moraine (EET) 87506,
but with lower As than any of these meteorites; based on mineralogical
and chemical data the meteorite is classified as an ungrouped iron.
Specimens:  main mass and type specimen, 479 g, Milano.

Barbotan....................................43'57' N., 0'3' W.
Gers, France
Fell 1790, July 24, 2100 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5), veined. 
A shower of stones, the largest of 9kg, fell after 
detonations and appearance of a fireball travelling from south to north.

Barcelona...................................41'22' N., 2'10' E.
Barcelona, Spain
Fell 1850, September
Doubtful..
A mass of iron,  is said to have fallen.

Barcelona...................................41'22' N., 2'10' E.
Barcelona, Spain
Fell 1704, December 25, 1700 hrs 
Stone.  Chondrite?.
A black stone, grey internally.  Reported, this meteorite as falling into the sea;
while one or more masses may have fallen in the sea, the evidence collected 
by Chladni shows that one or more stones were preserved, for a time at least.

Barcis......................................46'6' N., 12'21' E.
Pordenone, Friuli, Italy
Found 1950
Stony-iron.  Pallasite (PAL).
Recognized among moraine deposits of a glacial valley near Barcis, a village 
in the Friuli region.  The find was sawn into two parts, one part of 1650g
was deposited in the Museum of the Scuola Minerafia of Agordo, and later lent
to the Italian Centre for Meteorite Studies.  The total mass is not known.

Barea.......................................42'23' N., 2'30' W.
Logrono, Spain
Fell 1842, July 4
Stony-iron.  Mesosiderite (MES).
A stone of about 7 lb fell.

Baroti......................................31'37' N., 76'48' E.
Bilaspur, Simla Hill States, Himachal Pradesh, India
Fell 1910, September 15, 1000 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
One stone of about 10 lb fell.  Analysis, 23.18 % total iron.

Barranca Blanca.............................28'5' S., 69'20' W.
Come Caballo Pass, Atacama, Chile
Found 1855                                        
Iron.  Anomalous (IIE).
A mass of about 12kg was found between Copiapo and
Catamarca.  Analysis, 8.07 %Ni, 22.1 ppm,Ga, 63.9 ppm.Ge, 4.9 ppm.Ir.

Barratta....................................35'18' S., 144'34' E.
Deniliquin, County Townsend, New South Wales, Australia
Found 1845                                 
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L4), black.
Five stones, weighing respectively about 145lb, 31lb, 48lb, 48lb, and 
175lb. were found at different times.  Analysis, 21.07 % total iron.

Barrilla ...................................30'47' N., 103' 28'W.
Pecos County , Texas, USA
Find 1994, August 15
Stone Chondrite Ordanary (H5)
Apx. recovered weight 11.1 Kg
A 11.1 Kg stone was spotted from a moving vechicle at the edge
of a dirt road.

Bartlett....................................30'50' N., 97'30' W
Bell County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1938, recognized in this year
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.1mm) (IIIA).
One mass of 8.59kg was recognized,The mass, which was ploughed 
up 5 miles W. of Bartlett.  
Analysis  8.68 %Ni, 20.6 ppm.Ga, 46.0 ppm.Ge, 0.64 ppm.Ir.

Barwell.....................................52'34' N., 1'20' W.
Leicestershire, England
Fell 1965, December 24, 1620 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A shower of stones fell after a fireball was seen, with sonic effects; 
one fragment was seen to fall and shatter and more material was 
recovered over the following few weeks.  The total mass recovered is 
at least 44kg.  Analysis, 21.45 % total iron.

Barwise....................................34'0' N., 101'30' W.
Floyd County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1950, recognized 1965
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
A stone of 10.4kg was ploughed up.  Analysis , 33.9 % total iron.

Basingstoke.................................51'16' N., 1'5' W.
Harhpshife, England
Fell 1806, May 17
Doubtful..
One stone of 2.5 lb is said to have fallen on the highway but nothing 
was preserved and the description is inadequate.

Baszkowka...................................52'02' N., 20'56.15' E.
Warszwa, Poland
Fell 1994 August 25, 15:50 local time
Ordinary Chondrite       (L5)
The fall was observed by Halina Grodzki in the village of Baszkowka, 
23 km SSW or Warszawa. A moment before she heard a sonic boom, 
she saw a movement on the surface of cultivated land, apx. 200 m 
away from her. Krzysztof Grodzki located a circular area of fresh 
ground apx. 2 m wide and recovered the stone from a 25 cm under the 
surface. It is an oriented stone of 15.5 kg with radial regmaglypts .

Batesland...................................43'8' N, 102'6' W.
Bennett County, South Dakota, USA
Found 1961, Spring
Ordinary chondrite   (H5)
A 2.5 Kg stone was found in a shallow depression , and 
used as a paperweight for 35 years. the surface is slightly 
weathered, with fusion crust still evident,shocked stage S2.
Main mass , John Martin.
 
Bath........................................45'25' N., 98'19' W.
Brown County, South Dakota, U.S.A.       
Fell 1892, Auguqt 29, 1600 hr.%
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4), brecciated.
One stone of about 46.7lb fell after detonations.
Analysis, 25.41 % total iron.

Bath Furnace................................38'15' N., 83'45' W. 
Bath County, Kentucky, U.S.A.
Fell 1902, November 15, 1845 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A stone of about 13lb was seen to fall, after detonations and 
appearance of a luminous meteor, Two other stones, of about 0.5lb 
and 177lb respectively, were found later.

Bawku.......................................11'05'N, 0'11' W
Ghana
Fell 1989 December 29, 16:30 local time
Ordinary chondrite  (LL5)
Two pieces weighing 1504 and 59 g, were collected by villagers from 
this fall between the villages Naarango-Anisi and Kpukparigu, east 
of Bawku, and recovered by S. Abdulai, Center for African Studies .
Cambridge.  Analysis 4.6 % Triolite and 1.3% Ni Fe by Volume,
monomict breccia.

Baxter......................................36'45' N., 93'30' W. 
Stone County, Missouri, U.S.A.
Fell 1916, January 18, 0900 hr&
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
One stone, of 611 g, fell through the roof of a house.

Bayard......................................41'49' N., 103'22' W.
Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, U.S.A.
Found 1982
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A single mass of 75kg was found.

Baygorria...................................33' S.,  56' W'
Rio Negro Province, Uruguay
Found 1994 July 8
Iron (IAB)
A single mass of 80 kg was found in a grass field near Baygorria dam.
Additional masses have been found since .
Analysis 6.5 % Ni.

Bealiba.....................................36'48' S., 143'33' E.
Bealiba, Victoria , Australia
Found 1990 
Stone Ordinary Chondrite  ( L6 )
A single mass of 652 g was found donated to Geological Survey of 
Victoria in about 1950.

Bear Creek..................................39'36' N., 105'18' W.
Jefferson County, Colorado, U.S.A.
Found 1966                             
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (0.60mm) (IIIB).
A mass of about 500lb was found about 25 or 30 miles from Denver. 
Analysis  9.8 %Ni, 18.4 ppm.Ga, 32.8 ppm.Ge, 0.019 ppm.Ir.

Beardsley...................................39'48' N., 101'12' W.
Rawlins County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Fell 1929, October 15, 2330 hrs           
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
60 stones were recovered, from 9285g to 70g in weight, totalling 16kg. 

Bear Lodge..................................44'30' N., 104'12' W.
Crook County, Wyoming, U.S.A.
Found 1931
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.2mm) (IIIA).
One mass of 48.5kg was found during road repairs on North
Redwater Creek, Bear Lodge Mts., 12 miles NE. ofSundance.  
Analysis, 7.67 %Ni, 19.3 ppm.Ga, 39.7 ppm.Ge, 4.5 ppm.Ir.

Beaver......................................36'48' N., 100'32' W.
Beaver County, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
Found 1940, approx., recognized 1981          
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5).
A single mass of 25.628kg was found in use as a door-stop in the 
county jail in Beaver.  It had been there for about 40 years.

Beaver Creek................................51'10' N., 117'20' W.
West Kootenay district, British Columbia, Canada
Fell 1893, May 26, 1530 hrs               
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).
One stone fell weighing about 31lb.  Analysis,  28.31 % total iron .

Beaver-Harrison.............................38'29'3" N., 113'8'11" W.
Beaver County, Utah, U.S.A.
Found 1979, July 24
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A single mass of 925g was found on the surface at the abandoned
Beaver-Harrison mine, Beaver Lake Mountains. 

Bechar 001 and 002..........................~30'50' N., 3'20' W.
Algeria
Found before August 1998
Ordinary chondrite (L5 and H6)
Two large stones 39kg and 12kg plus a number of small fragments 
were sold to Bruno Fectay and Carine Bidaut by nomads.

Bechuanaland................................25' S., 24' E.
South Africa
Found 1888, known in this year?
Doubtful   Iron.
A meteorite is mentioned, with the above particulars.
It is not mentioned in later catalogues, nor is the weight of
the mass stated or it's whereabouts; it can only be regarded as doubtful.

Beddgelert..................................53'l' N., 4'6' W.
Gwynedd, Wales
Fell 1949, September 21, 0147 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5), black. 
One mass of 794g fell through the roof of an hotel .

Beeler......................................38'32' N., 100'13' W.
Ness County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Found 1924, and probably in 1894                        
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite, amphoteritc (LL6).  
A stone of 8.64kg was ploughed up, Meteor.The Kansada stone previously 
assigned to the Ness County find of 1894 is weathered brecciated and 
probably identical to Beeler. 

Beenham.....................................36'13' N., 103'39' W.
Union County, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Found 1937
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5), veined.
Many masses and fragments were found, totalling 44.4kg, in township 
25 range 30E., Union County.

Beer Bottle Pass............................35º39.67'N 115º20.00'W 
Clark County, Nevada, USA 
Found 1999 May 2 
Ordinary chondrite (L5) 
An 8.9 g chondrite was found by John Gwilliam while he was hunting
for meteorites on Roach Dry Lake.Classification and mineralogy 
(M. McGehee, ASU): olivine, Fa22.5. Specimens: main mass with finder; type
specimen, 1.0 g, ASU.

Beeston.....................................52'56' N., 1'13' W.
Nottinghamshire, England
Fell 1780, April 11, 2100 hrs
Doubtful..
Several stones are said to have fallen after a prominent meteor was 
seen, but nothing has been preserved and the description is 
inadequate.

Bella Roca..................................24'54' N., 105'24' W
Sierra de San Francisco, Santiago Papasquiaro,
Durango, Mexico
Found 1888, known in this year
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (0.7mm) (IIIB).
A mass of about 73lb was found.  Analysis, 10.06 %Ni, 16.7 ppm.Ga, 
31.1 ppm.Ge, 0.014 ppm.Ir.

Belle Plaine................................37'19' N., 97'15' W. 
Sumner County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Found    1950
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
Three stones were found within a two mile strip SE. of Belle Plaine. 
The first was found in 1950, the second a few years later and the third 
in 1963, the weights are 26.9kg, 28kg, and 23.9kg respectively.

Bells.......................................33'36' N., 96'28' W.
Grayson County, Texas, U.S.A.
Fell 1961, September 9
Stone.  Carbonaceous chondrite, type II (CM2).
A detonating fireball was heard on September 9 over NE. Texas. 
One fragment was picked up next day, another six weathered 
fragments later.  Total weight about 10oz.

Bellsbank...................................28'5' S., 24'5' E.
Barkly West district, Cape Province, South Africa
Found 1955
Iron.  Hexahedrite (IRANOM).
One mass of 38kg was found 2ft below the surface in dolomitic strata 
27 miles NNW. of Barkly West,new analysis confirming low Ni content, 
4.13 %Ni, 39.2 ppm.Ga, 54.6 ppm.Ge, 0.15 ppm.Ir.

Belly  River................................49'30' N., 113' W.
Alberta, Canada
Found 1943, winter of 1943-44 
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6), veined.
One complete stone was found, of 7.9kg, on the eastern bank of the 
Belly River.  Analysis, 25.89 % total iron.

Belmont.....................................42'44' N., 90'21' W.
Lafayette County, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Found 1958, in the spring
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6), veined.
One mass of 25.3kg was found .

Belville....................................32'20' S., 64'52' W. 
Union, Cordoba, Argentina
Fell 1937, December
Stone.  Chondrite.

Benares (a).................................25'22' N., 82'55' E.
Varanasi,   Uttar   Pradesh,   India
Fell 1798,  December  19.  2000  hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite, amphoterite (LL6). 
Many stones fell at Krakhut, about 14 miles from Benares, one of about 2lb 
through a roof, after the appearance of a luminous fireball and detonations.

Benares (b).................................25'20' N., 83' E. 
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Iron.
A specimen of iron labelled Benares is in Lucknow Mus.  A small 
fragment sent to Min.  Dept.  BM(NH) to confirm its meteoritic nature.  
It has been artificially heated .
 
Bencubbin...................................30'45' S., 117'47' E.
Western Australia, Australia
Found 1930, July 30                             
Stony-iron.  Bencubbinite    
One mass of 54kg was found 12 miles NW. of Bencubbin,
described, with analysis.  Another mass of 142lb was found in  
1959 or 1960 at Mandinga  and is considered to be part of the 
Bencubbin fall. A similarity with the Patwar meteorite has been  
suggested. A new class of enstatite-olivine-stony-irons is suggested to 
cover these two anomalous meteorites .
The new Bencubbinite (B) group is a quartet of metal-silicate chondritic
meteorites that are memers of the CR clan*. The quartet consists of
Bencubbin, Weatherford, Hammadah al Hamra 237 and GRO 95551.
Their silicates are mainly fragmented or complete chondrules of a
single bulk composition, with textures ranging from barred olivine
to cryptocrytalline.

Bendego.....................................10'7' S.,39'12' W.
Monte Santo, Bahia, Brazil
Found 1784
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarse (1.8mm) (IC).
A large mass of about 5 tons was found near the rivulet
called the Bendege.  Analysis,6.39%Ni,54ppm.Ga, 234ppm.Ge,0.20 ppm.Ir.

Bendock.....................................37'9' S., 148'55' E.
County Croajingolong, Victoria, Australia
Found 1898
Stony-iron.  Pallasite (PAL).
A mass of about 60lb was found and analysis,7.81 %Ni .
 
Benedict....................................41' N., 97'32' W.
York County, Nebraska, U.S.A.
Found 1970                                 
Iron.  Octahedfite, medium (1.1mm) (IIIA).
A 16.38kg oriented individual was found on land which had
been levelled for irrigation, about 18 miles from the find site
of the York iron.  
Analysis, 8.62 %Ni, 21.4 ppm.Ga, 45.4 ppm.Ge, 0.18  ppm.Ir.

Benguerir .................................~32° 15’ N, 8° 9’ W
Morocco
Fell 2004, November 22, ~11:45 GMT
Ordinary chondrite (LL6)
A meteorite shower was witnessed to fall near Benguerir (~50 km
due north of Marrakesh, Morocco) by local people on 2004 November
22nd at ~11:45 GMT. The fall had an east-to-west trajectory.
The estimated total recovered mass is ~25-30 kg. Three
stones fell at the following localities: Douar Lfokra (32° 13’
52.9” N, 8° 8’ 56.7” W), Ahl Fouim Sakhra Lourania (32° 15’
31.2” N, 8° 10’ 51.9” W) and Douar Tnaja (32° 15’ 43.1” N, 8°
9’ 1.3” W). Two additional stones were also found further west,
near Si Abdellah and Tnine Bouchane. A stone weighing ~4 kg,
possibly recovered at Douar Tnaja, shows dull black fusion crust
and regmaglypts on one side, and it is presently held at the office
of the Govenor of the Kelaa Sraghna Province. Another stone
weighing ~1.2 kg, possibly from Douar Lfokra, is kept in the
laboratory of the Gendarmerie Royale. Mineralogy and classification
(Hasnaa Chennaoui Aoudjehane, Université Hassan II Aïn
Chock, Faculté des Sciences, Département de Géologie, BP 5366
Maârif Casablanca Morocco, Albert Jambon, UPVI, Michèle
Bourot Denise, MNHNP): LL6, Fa29±1 Fs25±1, S3, W0. Specimens:
type specimens, ~340 g, Université Hassan II Aïn Chock, Faculté
des Sciences, Département de Géologie, BP 5366 Maârif Casablanca
Morocco and 46 g, NAU; main mass, Oakes. Some other
pieces are in the Moroccan CNRST (Centre National de Recherche
Scientifique et Technique). 

Beni M'hira ................................~32°52' N, 10°48' E
Tataouine, Tunisia
Fell 2001 January 8, 3:00 hrs local time
Ordinary chondrite (L6)
A meteorite was seen to fall in the Beni M'hira region by the inhabitants
of Ksar Beni M'hira, a small village ~35 km E of Foum Tataouine,
(SE Tunisia). Three fragments weighing 1720, 300 and 200
g were recovered after the fall by local soldiers. An additional 7
pieces totalling >14 kg were later recovered by private finders. Classification
(L. Folco, MNA-SI; N. Perchiazzi, MSNP; N. Laridhi
Ouazaa, Tunis): olivine Fa24.3, orthoenstatite Fs21.4, shock stage S5,
weathering grade W0. Magnetic susceptibility (P. Rochette,
CEREGE), expressed as the decimal logarithm of apparent mass
specific susceptibility (.; in 10-9m3kg-1), is log. = 5.01 ± 0.02.
Specimens: 2190 g Tunis; type specimen, 29.2 g, and two thin sections,
MSNP, one thin section, MNA-SI; 467.7 g, MNHNP; remaining
mass with private collectors.

Beni Semguine...............................~30'10' N., 5'40' W.
Morocco
Found before August 1998
Ordinary chondrite (H5, Wilaroy-like)
A 150g meteorite was brought to the attention of Bruno Fectay and
Carine Bidaut by nomads.

Benjamin 
Knox County, Texas, USA) 
Found 1969:
H4/5 (stone) 
The 51kg mass was found near Benjamin, Texas by Marshal and Emma Parks
but remained in their backyard for 29 years until it was finally recognised
as a meteorite by meteorite hunter Oza Shaw.
Benjamin is an attractive H-group, with dark chondrules and lots of bright metal flake.

Ben Kesbes 001..............................30'21.72' N, 5'18.05' E
Erg Ben Kesbes, Algeria
Found 1991 
Stone ordinary chondrite  (H5)
One piece of 177 g was found .

Benld.......................................39'5' N., 89'9' W
Macoupin County, Illinois, U.S.A.
Fell 1938, September 29, 0900 hrs        
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6), veined.
One mass of 1770.5g fell through a garage roof. 

Bennett County..............................43'30' N., 101'15' W
South Dakota, U.S.A.
Found 1934
Iron.  Hexahedrite (IIA).
One mass of 89kg was found at the head of Black Pipe
Creek, 35  miles  NE. of Martin, Bennett County.
Analysis, 5.28 %Ni, 59.1 ppm.Ga, 179 ppm.Ge, 41 ppm.Ir.

Benoni.....................................26'10'S., 28'25' E.
Transvaal, South Africa
Fell 1943, July 25, 1735 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6).
A stone of 3880g fell 55 paces from Mr.J.W. Groenewald  at
Benoni, central Transvaal. 

Bensour ...................................~30 o N, 7 o W
Morocco/Algeria
Found, possible fall, 2002 February 11
Ordinary chondrite (LL6)
Eyewitness accounts from several nomads in the border region of
Morocco and Algeria attest to a significant fall of many
individual stones on February 11, 2002. However these reports
are not detailed. Total weight is estimated to be in excess of 45
kg. Individual stones (up to 9.2 kg) are very pale grey with a
glistening black fusion crust. Classification and mineralogy (A.
Irving and S. Kuehner, UWS): Very fine grained monomict
breccia composed of olivine (Fa31.6, FeO/MnO = 60.0),
orthopyroxene (Wo3.5Fs24.3, FeO/MnO = 36.6), clinopyroxene,
and sodic plagioclase with subordinate Ni-rich Fe-Ni metal,
troilite and chromite. Sparse chondrules are present. Oxygen
isotopes (D. Rumble, CIW): analyses of two whole rock
fragments by laser fluorination gave δ18O = +5.3 ± 0.1, δ17O =
+4.0 ± 0.1, ∆17O = +1.20 ± 0.01‰. Specimens: type specimen,
20 g, and one polished thin section, UWS; 1.5 kg, Hupé, main
mass, 9.2 kg, Farmer. 

Benthullen.................................53'3' N., 8'6' E.
Near Oldenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany
Found 1951
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L), brecciated.
A stone of about 17kg was found in a peat  bog;  it  may  be from the 
Oldenburg fall of 1368. The stone is  partly crusted and in a good state 
of preservation.  The find site is about six km N. of Bissel and  
Beverbruch, where the stones of the Oldenburg (1930) fall landed  
and so Benthullen is nearer the town of Oldenburg than the fall of  
that name.

Benton......................................45'57' N., 67'33' W.
Porten Settlement, New Brunswick, Canada
Fell 1949, January 16, 2000 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite, amphoterite (LL6).
Two stones, 1500g and  1340g  fell .

Berdyansk...................................46'45' N., 36'49' E.
Taurida, Ukraine, USSR, 
Found 1843, known in this year
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6), veined.
A mass of  2.25kg was found.  Analysis, 21.82 % total iron .

Bereba......................................11'39' N., 3'39' W.
Upper Volta
Fell 1924, June 27, 1500 hrs
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-rich.  Eucrite (AEUC).
A stone of about 18kg fell after detonations.

Berlanguillas...............................41'41' N., 3'48' W
Burgos, Spain
Fell 181 1, July 8, 2000 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6), veined.
Three stones, one of 2.75kg, fell.

Bernic Lake...........
Manitoba Canada
Found June 12 , 2004
Iron IAB
 Derek Erstelle found the two meteorite fragments in scrubland 
located some half-hour drive northeast of Lac Du Bonnet, 
MB in the fall of 2002. “I was surprised when I stumbled upon 
these two extra-heavy rocks about fifteen feet apart” says Erstelle. 
“I initially suspected they were meteorites – 
they looked so out of place”.  The two fragments show distinctive 
surface weathering indicative of their having fallen hundreds 
or even thousands of years ago.  Erstelle cut a small fragment 
from one of the fragments and sent it away for analysis
It was the identification of nickel in the cut specimen, 
by Dr. Alan Hildebrand at the University of Calgary, 
which confirmed the meteorite ‘find’. Dr. Stephen Kissin at 
Lakehead University later performed a detailed analysis of the iron, 
and identified the meteorite as belonging to group of iron meteorites 
known as IAB. The presence of two distinct fragments so close together 
suggests that many meteorites may have fallen in the area.

Bethel (a)..................................34'14' N., 103'23' W.
Roosevelt County, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Found 1968
Stone.  Chondritc (H5)
Two masses are listed, Bethel (a) 18.3g, and Bethel (b) 56.8 .

Bethel (b)..................................34'14' N., 103'23.7' W.
Roosevelt County, New Mexico, U.S.A. 
Find 1968
Stone Chondrite (H4)
Apx recoverd mass 56.8g

Bethlehem...................................42'32' N., 73'50'
Albany County, New York, IJ.S.A.
Fell 1859, August 11, 0730 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H).
After the appearance of a luminous meteor, and detonations
a small stone about the size of a pigeon's egg was seen to fall.
   
Bethune.....................................39'18' N., 102'25'
Kit Carson County, Colorado, U.S.A.
Found 1941
Stone.  Enstatite chondrite (E4-5).
Main mass weight unknown, less than 100g probably.

Beuste......................................43'13' N., 0'14' W
Pau, Basses-Pyrenees, France
Fell 1859, May, afternoon
 Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5), brecciated.
Two fragments of about  1.5kg and 0.5kg were found, about
700m apart .

Beyrout.....................................33'53' N., 35'30' E
Syria
Fell 1921, December 31, 1545 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L4).
Fell through the roof of a hut near the Uiiiv. of St.  Joseph,
Beyrout.  Original weight 1100g, only two small fragments
preserved .

Bezerros....................................8'18' S., 36'6' W.
Pernambuco, Brazil
Fell 1915, May 9
Doubtful.  Iron.
Original weight estimated at 20  tons, Another account gives the
supposed weight as about 1 ton .

Bhagur......................................20'53' N., 74'50'
West Khandesh district, Maharashtra, India
Fell 1877, November 27, 1800 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6), veined.
After appearance of a luminous meteor over Dhule and
other places in the  Khandesh  district,  a stone, of unrecord
weight, fell near the village of Bhagur.

Bheenwal....................................25'9' N., 73'94' E
Erinpura, Sirohi, Rajasthan, India
Fell 1865, August 20, 1330 hrs
Doubtful.  Stone.
A stone of 3.25lb was seen to fall, but has apparently been lost .

Bherai......................................20'50' N., 71'28' E
Junagarh, Kathiawar, Gujarat, India
Fell 1893, April 28, 0800 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6), veined.
After  appearance  of a luminous meteor, and detonations, a
stone of less than 0.25lb fell near the village of Kovaya, between 
Bherai and Jafferabad .

Bhola.......................................22'41' N., 90'39' E
Bakarganj district, Khulna, Bangladesh
Fell  1940,  March  27
Stone.Olivine-hypersthene chondrite, amphoterite (LL3-6), brecciated.
Three pieces, of 841g, 184g, and 22g, were recovered.

Bholinghatti...................................22'5' N., 86'54' E.
Deoli pargana, Maurbhanj, Orissa, India
Fell 1905, October 29, 0830 hrs
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-rich.  Howardite (AHOW).
Two stones of about 2lb and 3.5lb fell, after detonations.

Bialystok...................................53'6' N., 23'12' E.
Grodno, Poland
Fell 1827, October 5, 0930 hrs
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-rich.  Howardite (AHOW).
A shower of stones fell, of which four, of total weight 4kg
were found, the largest weighing about 2kg .

Bielokrynitschie............................50'8' N., 27'10' E.
Zaslavl, Volhynia, Ukraine, USSR,
Fell 1887, January 1, 1800 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4), veined.
After the appearance of a fireball  moving  SW. to NE., and
detonations, several stones were seen to fall of which eight
were found, the largest weighing about 2kg .

Big Rock Donga..............................30'33' S, 130'58' E
Nullabor, South Australia
Found 1970, recognized 1989         
Stone . Ordinary chondrite (H6)
One stone of 19 kg was found by a rabbit hunter about 10 miles north 
of the town Fisher, for which the corrdinates are given.  The main 
mass in the possesion of the finder.

Bilanga......................................12º27'N 0º5'W 
Bilanga, Burkina-Faso 
Fell 1999 October 27, 10:30 local time 
Achondrite (Diogenite) 
After a widely witnessed shower, at least 25 kg of meteorites with 
fresh black fusion crust were collected,comprising many stones. 
Pieces are reported to have fallen in the villages of Bilanga-Yanga and
Gomponsago (coordinates above apply to the latter). 
Classification and mineralogy (A. Bischoff, Mün): a diogenitic breccia;
Ca-poor pyroxene, Fs19-22, mean Fs20.5; plagioclase, 
An75-83;Ca-rich pyroxene is rare,one grain has En46.4Fs6.3Wo47.4. 
Oxygen isotopes (R. Clayton, UChi):d18O = +3.41 ‰, d17O = +1.35‰. 
Specimens: 7.5 kg, Casper; 4 kg,
Heinlein; type specimen, 8 g, Mün; 25 g, NHM; 20 g, TCU; 80 g,Frei; 600 g, SI.

Bilibino....................................67'18' N., 160'48' E.
Bilibino district, Magadan region, Federated  USSR,
Found 1981, June 20
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium.
A single mass of about 1000kg was found. Analysis, 5.8 % Ni.
 
Billings....................................37'4' N., 93'33' W.
Christian County, Missouri, U.S.A.
Found 1903
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.2mm) (IIIA).
A mass of about 54lb resembling an axe was found about 4
miles east of Billings.
Analysis,  7.77%Ni,19.5 ppm.Ga, 37.4 ppm.Ge, 3.7  ppm.Ir .

Billygoat Donga.............................30'23' S., 126'20' E. 
Western Australia, Australia
Found 1962
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
Three masses were found 5 miles N. of Billygoat Donga and
about 21 miles  NE. of Sleeper Camp,  total weight unknown,
two masses lost.  Remaining stone very weathered.  Another
stone of 142g was found in 1963 two miles S. of Billygoat
Donga but has been lost. Additional finds in 1970 and  971, 
within the Mulga (north) strewnfield , 392.4g and 358.2g.
The three weathered specimens of total weight 129g found in
December 1963 are assigned to Mulga (south) .

Binda.......................................34'19' S., 149'23' E.
Crookwell, County King, New South Wales,
Australia
Found 1912
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-rich.  Howardite (AHOW).
A mass of 12lb was found; it possibly fell on  the  night  of
May 25, 1912, when a luminous meteor was seen and detonations heard.
Analysis  2.0 to 3.8 %Ni, 0.3 to  0.9  %Co .

Bingera.....................................29'53' S., 150'34' E.
County Murchison, New South Wales, Australia
Found 1880
Iron.  Hexahedrite (IIA).
A pear-shaped mass  of  about  0.5lb  was  found. Analysed, 4.39 
%Ni,  On etching shows a granular structure. In 1924 another mass 
of 6.4kg was found about 9 miles N, of Bingera.

Binningup...................................33'9'23' S., 115'40'35' E.
Binningup Beach, near Bunbury, Western Australia
Fell September 30, 1984, 10.10 hrs
Stone. Olivine bronzite chondrite ( H6 ) .
After detonations and a brillant fireball, which burst into four to six 
fragments before extingusing, a single cursted individual of 488grams 
fell on the beach of Binningup, about 20 meters from the shore line.

Binya ......................................34º13.5'S 146º22.9'E 
New South Wales, Australia 
Found 1981 April 1 
Iron, coarse octahedrite 
An 11.3 kg iron meteorite was found by a farmer while he was plowing a 
wheat field. Description andcomposition (R. Binns, CSIRO; J. de Laeter,
CUWA): kamacite extensively recrystallized; bandwidth 1.0-1.5 mm; 
composition by atomic absorption and XRF, Ni = 7.55 wt%, Co = 0.40 wt%,
P = 0.19 wt%,Ga = 7.2±0.8 ppm, Ge < 1 ppm, Ir = 7±3 ppm; 
tentatively assigned to group IIIF. Specimens: main masswith finder;
type specimen, 34.8 g, QM.

Birgi.......................................38'14' N., 28'6' E.
Smyrna, Turkey

Fell 1332, approx.
Doubtful.   Iron
A mass of about 1cwt., perhaps an iron, is said to have fallen.

Bir Hadi....................................19'25' N., 51'2' E.
Rub'al Khali, Saudi Arabia
Found 1958
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
A fragment of  525g  was  found. 

Bir Rebaa...................................31'40 N., 8'25' E.
Ouargla, Algeria
Found April 15, 1993
Ordinary chondrite (H6)
A 7.2kg stone was found by an engineer, Mr Pinto, on a oil prospecting
mission. Main mass with finder.

Bimi N'konni................................13'46' N., 5'18' E.
Niger
Fell 1923, April, or May
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).
A piece of 560g was found in 1932 in possession of the
natives,  two other pieces had been lost.  

Bischtube..................................51'57' N., 62'12' E.
Nikolaev, Turgai, Kazakhstan , USSR,
Found 1888
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarse (1.8mm) (IA).
Three masses, of about 32kg, 16kg, 0.25kg respectively, were
ploughed up.  
Analysis, 7.88 %Ni, 68.4 ppm.Ga, 238 ppm.Ge,1.9 ppm.Ir.

Bishop Canyon...............................38' N., 108'30' W.
San Miguel County, Colorado, U.S.A.
Found 1912
Iron.  Octahedrite, fine (0.30mm) (IVA).
A mass of 19lb was found 4 miles west of Bishop Canyon.
Analysis, 7.85 %Ni.

Bishopville.................................34'10' N., 80'17' W
Lee County, South Carolina, U.S.A.
Fell 1843, March 25
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-poor.  Aubrite (AUB).
A stone of about 13lb fell after detonations.

Bishunpur...................................25'23' N., 82'36 E.
Mirzapur district, Uttar Pradesh, India
Fell 1895, April 26, 1500 hrs
Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite, amphoterite (LL3),black.
Four stones fell, after detonations, but only two were recovered, one of 
942g at Bishunpuf, and the other  of  97g  at Paijabatpur a mile distant.  
Analysis, 19.97 % total iron .

Bison.......................................38'18'24' N., 99'42'36' W.
Rush County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Found 1958
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite, amphoterite (LL6).
A mass of about 3kg was found about 6.8km NE. of Bison.
Heavily shocked breccia.

Bitburg.....................................49'58' N., 6'32' E.
Trier, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Found 1805, known before this year
Iron.  Iron with silicate inclusions (IB).
A mass of about 1.5  tons, most of which had been smelted
in a furnace, was seen in 1805,Only a little of the unaltered  
material has been preserved. 
Analysis, 12.4 %Ni, 34.8 ppm.Ga, 140 ppm.Ge, 0.46  ppm.Ir. 

Bjelaja Zerkov..............................49'47' N., 30'10' E.
Kiev, Ukraine, USSR,
Fell 1796, January 15
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6).
A fairly big stone fell with the usual phenomena .

Bjurbole....................................60'24' N., 25'48' E.
Borga, Nyland, Finland
Fell 1899, March 12, 2230 hrs          
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L4), friable.
One stone fell through the sea-ice and broke into fragments,
the largest of which weighed 80kg, the total weight being
about 330kg.  Analysis, 20.71 % total iron .

Black Moshannan Park........................40'55' N., 78'5' W
Center County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Fell 1941, July 10, 0600-0630 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5).
A number of stones fell, one of 523.86g was recovered at the
time of the fall, Another ten specimens together weighing 181.5g 
have since been recovered, the original specimen now weighs   
458.3g.

Black Mountain..............................35'35' N., 82'21' W.
15 miles east of Asheville, Buncombe County, North
Carolina, U.S.A.
Found 1839, about
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarse (2.6mm) (IA).
A piece of about 21oz was found.
Analysis, 6.73 %Ni, 98 ppm-Ga, 460 ppm.Ge, 2.2 ppm.Ir.

Blackwater Draw ............................34'12'21' N., 103'13'20' W.
Rosevelt County , New Mexico, USA
Find 1979
Stone Chonedrite Ordinary (H4)
A mass of 1.5 kg was ploughed up 9.6 km ENE of Portales.

Blackwell...................................36'50' N., 97'20' W.
Kay County, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
Fell 1906, May, 2 1 00 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5).
A mass of 2381g fell, and was used as a doorstop for 28 years.

Blackwood Creek............................~40'30' N., 101'5' W.
Haynes County , Kansas USA
Found July 1998
Ordinary Chondrite (H6)
A 67g oriented stone was found by Mr. Mike Jones , a student of
palentology at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, while he was
digging for fossils. Shock stage S2 and weathering grade W2.
Main mass Shaw.

Blaine Lake.................................52'46'12" N., 106'53'48" W.
Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada
Found 1974, summer
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A single mass of 1896.4g was found 7 km SSW. of Blaine Lake.  
Similar to Red Deer Hill which was found 80 km to the ENE. and may  
be paired with Blaine Lake.
Blanco 
San Juan County, New Mexico, USA
Found 1996 June
Iron (IAB)
Three individual masses weighing 3173 g, 2764 g, and 3431 g were 
found by Michael Atchison on open, sandy terrain, on a ranch. 
Classification and analysis (R. Jones, UNM; J. Wasson, UCLA): 
Metal composition determined by INAA is: Ni = 67.3 mg/g, 
Co = 4.55 mg/g, Ga = 91.2 mm/g, As = 10.9 mg/g, Ir = 3.79 mg/g, 
indicating designation as a IAB iron. Blanco is a coarse octahedrite. 
Type specimen: 2764 g, UNM. Main mass: M. Atchison.

Blanket.....................................31'50' N., 98'50' W.
Brown County, Texas, U.S.A.
Fell 1909, May 30, 2230 hrs           
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
Several stones fell, the total weight is not known.
2.9 kg, Chicago, Field Mus. Nat. Hist. (main masses of 3 of the stones).
1815g, Washington, U.S. Nat. Mus. 84g, Tempe, Arizona State Univ., 
BM London, 79g. This adds up to 4878 grams.
 
Blansko.....................................49'22' N., 16'38' E.
Brno, Jihomoravsky, Czechoslovakia
Fell 1833, November 25, 1830 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6), veined.
A shower of stones fell, after appearance of fireball and
detonations and eight, weighing altogether 350g, were found
some days later.

Bleckenstad................................58 N., 16'E.
Ostergbtland, Sweden
Found 1925, April 11
Pseudometeorite..
A meteor was observed, leaving a trail of smoke.  Stones are
said to have fallen, and fragments of a white, porous
limestone were picked up, differing from the local rocks. The
possibly meteoritic nature of this material has been the
subject of considerable discussion.

Bledsoe.....................................33'35'30' N., 103'1'36 W
Cochran County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1970
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).
One weathered specimen of 30.5kg was found at a depth of
18 to 20 inches while deep ploughing.

Blithfield..................................45'30' N., 77' W.
Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
Found 1910
Stone.  Enstatite chondrite (E6).
A stone of 1830g was found.   Analysis, 19.66 % total iron.

Bloomington.................................40'28'48' N., 89'0'15' W
McClean County, Illinois, U.S.A.
Fell 1938, summer, between 2100 and 2200 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite, amphoterite (LL6).
Two interlocking fragments of total weight 67.8g were found
the morning after they were thought to have fallen on the
back porch of 301 Howard  Street, Bloomington.

Blue Tier...................................41'11' S., 148'2' E.
County Dorset, Tasmania, Australia
Found 1890
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium.
A mass of about 3lb was found.

Bluewater...................................35'16' N., 107'58' W.
Cibola County, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Found 1946, recognized in this year
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.0mm) (IIIA).
Main mass size is unknown thr University of New Mexico has a 538g 
piece.  Analysis, 8.12 %Ni, 19.8 ppm.Ga, 40.6 ppm.Ge, 2.6 ppm.Ir.

Bluewing 001............................. 40º14.965' N, 118º56.210' W
Pershing County, Nevada, USA
Found 2000 June 14
Achondrite (eucrite)
A 6.1 g stone was found by Paul Gessler while he was searching for
meteorites on Bluewing Flat.  Classification and analysis (P. Warren,
UCLA):  subophitic texture; pyroxene grains are mostly <1 mm and
zoned from En67.5Wo4.8 to En6Wo25 to En3Wo15; plagioclase is zoned
from An89 to An75, average An82; minor and trace phases include
silica,ilmenite, phosphate, fayalite, K-feldspar, metal and troilite;
bulk composition is similar to Stannern and Bouvante. See also Warren
and Gessler (2001). Specimens: type specimen, 1.15 g, UCLA; main
mass, Gessler.

Bluewing 002 Dry Lake Pershing, Nevada 40º14.489' 118º56.858' 23g 10/28/1999 1  H5 S1 W4 
Bluewing 003 Dry Lake Pershing, Nevada 40º16.051' 118º56.585' 95g 10/28/1999 1  L6 S3 W3 
Bluewing 004 Dry Lake Pershing, Nevada 40º16.522' 118º56.766' 113g 10/28/1999 1 L5 S3 W3 
Bluewing 005 Dry Lake Pershing, Nevada 40º17.138' 118º56.794' 7200g 11/4/1999 6 L5 S1 W2 
Bluewing 006 Dry Lake Pershing, Nevada 40º17.003' 118º56.885' 355g 11/7/1999 1  L6 S3 W3 
Bluewing 007 Dry Lake Pershing, Nevada 40º16.948' 118º56.923' 324g 11/7/1999 1  L4 S2 W3
Bluewing 008 Dry Lake Pershing, Nevada 40°16.774' 118°56.785 451.7g 8/13/2001 1 H5 S2 W3
Bluewing 012 Dry Lake Pershing, Nevada40º14.204'  118º56.516' 35.5g 11/4/1999  Chondrite
Bluewing 013 Dry Lake Pershing, Nevada 40º14.7' , 118º56.8' 218.78g 11/4/1999  Chondrite
Bluewing 014 Dry Lake Pershing, Nevada 40º16.670' 118º56.796' 216g 11/5/1999   Chondrite
Bluewing 016 Dry Lake Pershing, Nevada 40º16.856' 118º56.870' 663g 11/4/1999   Chondrite 
Bluewing 018 Dry Lake Pershing, Nevada 40º17.048  118º56.818' 55g  12/1/1999   Chondrite
Bluewing 032 Dry Lake Pershing, Nevada 

Bluff (a).....................................29'54' N., 96'48' W. 
Fayette County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1878, approx.
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5), brecciated.
A stone of about 320lb was found 3 miles SW. of  La
Grange; described, analysis (doubtful since no alkalies were reported).  
A second stone of 17lbs was found in 1896 and a third stone of 30lb 
was  found  before  or during 1917.  Analysis, 22.11 % total iron.  

Bluff (b).....................................29'51'47' N., 96'53'36' W. 
Fayette County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1917
Stone.  chondrite ordinary (L4) 
Apx recovered weight 13.6 Kg

Blumenau....................................26'55'43' S., 49'3.53' W.
Santa Catarina, Brazil
Find date unknown
Iron, fine octahedrite (IVA)
A highly weathered iron of unknown mass was obtained by Francisco Rzataki.
Badly oxidized.

Boaz........................................33'39'6" N., 103'42'30' W.
Chaves County, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Found 1968
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
Listed, a mass of 1.8kg.

Bocaiuva....................................17'10' S., 43'50' W. 
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Found
Iron.  Ataxitc (IRANOM).
An iron of this name is in Belo Horizonte.  Silicate mineralogy, 
analysis, 8.49  %Ni,  19.5  ppm.Ga,  178  ppm-Ge, 2.9 ppm.Ir .

Bocas.......................................23' N., 102' W.
San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Fell 1804, November 24
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
Original weight and details of fall unknown; small fragments
of the stone were said to be preserved in the School of
Engineers in Mexico.

Bodaibo....................................57'51' N., 114'12'  E
Irkutsk, Federated USSR,
Found 1907
Iron.  Octahedrite, fine (0.30mm) (IVA).
Main mass size is unknown but is thought to be about 12kg.  
Analysis,7.91 %Ni, 1.96 ppm.Ga, 0.111 ppm.Ge, 1.7 ppm.Ir.

Boelus......................................41'6' N., 98'36'W.
Howard County, Nebraska,U.S.A.
Found 1941
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite, amphotrite (LL6).
A stone weighing 730g was found . 

Boerne......................................29'48' N., 98'48' W.
Kendall County, Texas, U,S.A.
Found 1932
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite  chondrite  (H6).
One mass of 1.1 kg was found.  

Bogoslovka..................................52'30' N., 68'48' E.
Molotov district, Akmolinsk region, Kazakh  USSR,
Found 1948, August 5, probably fell in 1942
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
One stone of 2.18kg was found. 
Analysis, 26.97 % total iron.

Boguslavka..................................44'33' N.,131'38' E.
220km N, of Vladivostok, Federated  USSR,
Fell 1916, October 18, 1147 hrs
Iron.  Hexahedrite (IIA).
Two masses of 199kg and 57kg fell, From the shape of the 
two known masses, it is concluded that a third mass remains 
to be found.
Analysis,  5.45 %Ni, 60.5 ppm.Ga, 180 ppm.Ge, 24 ppm.Ir.

Bogou.......................................12'30'  N., 0'42' E, 
Upper Volta
Fell 1962, August 14, 1000 hrs
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarse (1.9mm) (IA).
A mass of 8.8kg  was recovered  from a hole 20 to 30cm in
radius and 50cm deep.  The place of fall is reported to be "near
the village of Bogou, approximately 130km  NE. of FedaN'Gourma,
Upper Volta, 12'52'N., 0'48'E".  The cited latitude
and longitude are about 60km to the NNE., and near the village 
of Bartibogou, 130km  NE. of Feda N'Gourma would be well
inside the state of Niger and on the Niger river,  approximately 
110km ENE. of Feda N'Gourma is Botou, 12'42'N., 1'59'E. There is  
evidently some confusion, and the exact place of fall remains in  
doubt. According to one eyewitness report in Orloff the time of fall 
was "noon".
Analysis,  7.15 %Ni, 77.4 ppm.Ga, 301 ppm.Ge, 1.4 ppm.Ir.

Bohumilitz..................................49'3' N., 13'46' E.
Vimperk , Jihocesky, Czechoslovakia
Found 1829
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarse (1.9mm) (IA).
A mass of about 52kg was found near Bohumilitz Castle,
A second mass of  962g  was found near Bohumilitz in 1899,
and a third mass of 5850g was found in 1925 at Vyskovice. This
meteorite may have fallen on 1 January, but is too heavily weathered 
for this to be the case. 
Analysis 7.37 %Ni, 75.3 ppm.Ga, 264 ppm.Ge, 1.8 ppm.Ir. 

Bolivia
Locality not known
Found, date unknown
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarse (2.7mm) (IA).
A mass of 21.25kg in the Cranfield Collection of minerals. 
Analysis,  6.6 %Ni, 85.4 ppm.Ga, 393 ppm.Ge, 1.5 ppm.Ir.

Bolshaya Korta..............................57'38'N., 83'22' E.
Narym, Novosibirsk, Federated SSR, USSR,
Found 1939, May 10
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
The mass is estimated to have weighed 2 to 2.5kg but only
1593g were recovered.   Analysis,  27.32 % total iron.

Bondoc......................................12'20' N., 122'52' E. 
Bondoc Peninsula, Luzon, Philippines
Found 1956                                           
Stony-iron.  Mesosiderite (MES).
A single masr, of 888.6kg and a few smaller masses were
found,  Analysis of metal, 7.3  %Ni, 15.6 ppm.Ga, 48 ppm.Ge, 
3.8  ppm.Ir.

Bond Springs................................23'30' S., 133'50' E.
Northern Territory, Australia
Found 1898, before this year
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6).
A small, complete stone weighing 6.18g was found near
Bond Springs.  

Bonita Springs.............................26'16' N., 81'45' W.
Lee County, Florida, U.S.A.
Found 1938, in the summer, recognized in 1956
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
One stone of 41.8kg  was  found. Analysis, 27.06 % total iron.

Bonnie Claire 001 and 002..................37'13' N., 117'5' W.
Nye County, Nevada USA
Found May 2, 1998
Ordinary Chondrite (H5)
Two meteorite fragments that fit together weighing a total of 23.03g
(BC001) , and an 80.8g stone (BC002) were recovered by Nicholas Gessler
from the surface of a dry Lake near the town of Bonnie Claire. All three 
pices were found within a meter of each other. BC001 S2, W3
BC002 S3, W2 Subtle differences cast doubt on the pairing.

Boogaldi...................................31'9' S., 149'7'  E.
Coonabarabran, County Baradine, New South Wales, Australia
Found 1900        
Iron.  Octahedrite, fine (0,42mm) (IVA).
A pear-shaped mass of about 4.5lb was found about 2 miles
from Boo di.  Analysis, 8.79 %Ni, 2.26 ppm.Ga, 0.132 ppm.Ge, 0.56 ppm.Ir.

Boolka......................................30'4' S., 141'4' E.
New South Wales, Australia
Found 1968, July
Stone.  Chondrite.
One very weathered and fissured mass of about 6-8 lbs. was
found approximately 100 miles N. of Broken Hill and within a mile 
of Moorabbie .

Borgo San Donino............................44'52' N., 10'3' E
Parma, Italy
Fell 1808, April 19, 1200 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene  chondrite,  amphoterite  (LL6),
Brecciated. Several stones fell, after detonations, the largest weighing 
about 1kg .

Bori.......................................21'57' N., 78'2' E
Betul district, Madhya Pradesh, India
Fell 1894, May 9, 1600 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6), veined.
A stone of about 19lb fell.  

Boriskino...................................54'14' N., 52'29' E.
Orenburg, Federated SSR, USSR,
Fell 1930, April 20, 1330 hrs
Stone.  Carbonaceous chondrite, type II (CM2).
Two stones were recovered, 1165.6g together,  three  others
were destroyed, The total known mass is 1342g. 
Analysis,22.15 % total iron.

Borkut.....................................48'9' N.,  24'17' E.
Marmaros, Ukraine, USSR
Fell 1852, October 13, 1500 hrs
Stone.  Olivinc-hypersthene chondrite (L5).
A stone of about 7kg fell,  after  detonations.  Contains elliptical 
chondrules  that are orientated.

Borodino....................................55'28' N., 35'52' E.
Moscow, Federated  SSR, USSR,    
Fell 1812, September 5, 0100 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5), brecciated.
The fall of a stone of about 500g is said to have been
observed by a soldier on guard  before the battle of Borodi
is not substantiated from other well known sources.

Borrego ................................... 33º16' 116º23' 
San Diego, CA 
1930s 1 
L6 
S4 W1 25.1 ± 0.7 Plag.chromite Anonymous 

Botetourt County............................37'30' N., 79'45' W. 
Virginia, U.S.A.
Found 1850
Iron.  Ataxite, Ni-rich.
A large mass,not easily transported on horseback,was found. 
Analysis,17 %Ni. The large mass appears to have been lost and  
may not have been meteoritic.

Botschetschki..............................51'20' N., 33'53' E.
Putivi, Ukraine, USSR, 
Fell 1823, at end of year
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L4).
A stone of 614g was acquired by the Mus. of Acad. Sci. of in 1824.

Bou Hadid...................................28'18'45' N., 0'14' E.
Algeria
Found 1969
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L).
One fragment of 374g, apparently of a larger mass, was
found  8km  NW. of Moungar Bou Hadid,62km NE. of the
city of Adrar, Touat Valley, Western Tademait Plateau.  It
was found on Quaternary gravel overlying the Cretaceous
plateau and from its state of oxidation, appears to be part of
a very old fall.

Bouvante....................................44'55'20' N., 5'16'4' E.
Bouvante-le-Haut, Drome, France
Found 1978, July 30                          
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-rich.  Eucrite (AEUC).
A single crusted stone weighing 8.3kg was found 100m.  SE.
of Bouvante Lake .  Analysis, 15.1 % total iron .

Bovedy......................................54'34' N., 6'20' W.
County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Fell 1969, April 25, 2122 hrs                         
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L3).
A fireball was observed over the British Isles moving from
SE. to NW. Three days later a specimen, in two pieces
totalling 513g, was found at Sprucefield, County Antrim,
after it had fallen through an asbestos roof.  A second stone
fell on a farm at Bovedy, County Londonderry, about 60km
NW. of Sprucefield, and weighed 4.95kg. The stone is
unequilibrated, it contains glassy chondrules and anorthositic
glass, 22.48 % total iron.

Bowden......................................33'0' S., 26'24' E. 
Cape Province, South Africa
Found 1907
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
A mass, of estimated original weight 603g, was found on
Waterfall farm, Bowden, 25 miles NNW. of Grahamstown,
and was probably a recent fall .

Bowesmont...................................48'41' N., 97'10'W.
Pembina County, North Dakota, U.S.A.
Found 1962
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A mass of 5lb was found.  A mass of 1.3kg, found in 1972, may  
belong to this fall.

Bowesmont (b)...............................48'47' N., 97'21'W.
Pembina County, North Dakota, U.S.A.
Found 1972
Stone.  Ordinary chondrite (L5).
A mass of 1.3kg, found in 1972. 

Boxhole.....................................22'37' S., 135'12' E.
Plenty River, Northern Territory, Australia
Found 1937, June                                      
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.0mm) (IIIA).
A meteorite crater was recognised in June 1937 on Boxhole
station and a number of iron fragments and shale balls were
found.  Later several larger masses were found, including one of  
82kg.  The material is very similar to the Henbury irons. 
Analysis,7.64 %Ni, 18.1 ppm.Ga, 37.2 ppm.Ge, 8.2 ppm.Ir .

Bo Xian.....................................33'50' N., 115'50' E.
Anhui, China
Fell 1977, October 20, 1430 hrs
Stone.   Olivine-hypersthene chondrite, amphoterite (LL4).
Two masses, 7.5kg and 5.5kg, were recovered.  
Analysis, 19,35 % total iron .

Brachina....................................31'18' S., 138'23' E.
near Brachina, South Australia, Australia
Found  May 26, 1974
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-poor (ACANOM).
Two stones totalling 202.85g were found. 
Analysis 20.70 % total iron.

Bradford Woods..............................40'30' N., 80'5' W.
Alleghany County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Fell 1886, September,1200 hrs, approx. time, recognized  1946
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L).
A mass of 762g fell on the Deutihi property, 2.5 miles SW.
of Bradford Woods. 

Brady.......................................31'3' N., 99'28' W.
McCulloch County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1937
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
One stone of 927g was found 9 miles SW. of Brady.

Brahin......................................52'30' N., 30'20' E.
Minsk, Belorussiya , USSR, 
Found 1810                                  
Stony-iron.  Pallasite (PAL).
Two masses of about 80kg and 20kg respectively were found
in 1810,  and a third of 183kg later,Analysis of metal, 8.38 %Ni, An 
analysis gave olivine 37.18% by weight,  There has been considerable 
confusion over the number and weights of the known masses of this 
fall.  Eight masses reported, totalling 633kg.  A number of masses are 
reported, since discredited by Krinov,  Eleven masses listed, total 
weight 823kg, including masses of 73kg found in 1952, 12.7kg found 
in 1968 and 21.8kg found in 1979.

Brainard....................................41'9'12' N., 96'57'18' W.
Butler County, Nebraska, U.S.A.
Found 1978, recognized in this year
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.0mm) (IIIB).
A single mass of 138.3kg was found 5.6 km SE. of Brainard.
It had been ploughed up in a field some years before 1978,
Meteor.  Analysis, 9.1 %Ni, 22.5 ppm.Ga, 45.2 ppm.Ge, 0.058 ppm.Ir.

Brandon....................................40'48.6 N, 101'48.1' W
Perkins County, Nebraska USA
Stone, ordinary chondrite  (L6/7)
A mass of 7.58kg was found by Bob Harmon in a grain field. 
The silicates are highly recrystallized. Information and main mass 
Terry E Schmidt .  

Braunau.....................................50'36' N., 16'18' E.
Trutnov, Vychodocesky, Czechoslovakia
Fell 1847, July 14, 0345 hrs
Iron.  Hexahedrite (IIA).
Two masses, of about 22kg and 17kg fell at Hauptmannsdorf 
after detonations, and appearance of a luminous cloud.  The  
smaller mass was intact in 1897 and in the abbey of Braunau, the 
larger has been distributed. Description, shock re-heating .
Analysis, 5.49 %Ni, 61.5 ppm.Ga, 183 ppm.Ge, 12 ppm.Ir.

Breitscheid.................................50'40'1' N., 8'11'1' E.
Dillkreis, Hessen, Germany
Fell 1956, August 11, 1530 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5), veined, xenolithic.
At least 14 fragments were found 30 min. after  he fall, and
the original weight is estimated at 1kg.  

Bremerverde.................................53'24' N., 9'6' E. 
Niedersachsen, Germany
Fell 1855, May 13, 1700 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H3), brecciated.
Several stones, five at least, fell after  detonations, near the
village of Gnarrenburg, the total weight was about 7.25kg
and the largest stone weighed about 2.75kg.  
Analysis, 26.52  %  total  iron.

Brenham.....................................37'36' N., 99'12' W.   
Kiowa County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Found 1882                                   
Stony-iron.  Pallasite (PAL).
About  twenty masses were found, weighing together about 2000lb
individual masses weighing from 1oz to 466lb. Analysis of  metal,  
10.35  %Ni.  Many other small masses, weighing mostly less  than  
450g were found in 1892.  Partially to completely oxidised fragments  
and limonitic masses  ("meteorodes")  were found in a swampy  
depression which is probably a meteorite crater.  Haviland Crater, 
associated with this fall.  A mass of 740lb was found in 1947,  0.75  
miles WNW. of the crater, others of 474lb., 381lb.,  357lb.,  220lb., 
and 110lb at depths of between one and two feet, and more recently,  
at a depth of 5ft 3in, a mass of 1000lb.
Analysis of metal, 11.1%Ni, 26.2 ppm.Ga, 70.8 ppm.Ge, 0.041 ppm.Ir.
Steve Arnold Hunting in strewn field finds 1500 lb specimen !!!
July 9 2006*******************************************************
The rock stops at Haviland for town's meteorite festival
BY BECCY TANNER
The Wichita Eagle
HAVILAND - Several hundred people turned out Saturday in Haviland to gaze at 
meteorites in the city's first meteorite festival.

American flags lined Main Street and fluttered in the wind as clowns dressed 
as meteorite hunters walked in the parade, onlookers cheered a pickup truck 
carrying a load of meteorites and motorcycle riders revved their engines in 
celebration of the celestial rocks.

Mayor Jeff Christensen wants to make the festival an annual event that draws 
people from around the world to look at first-class meteorites.

And on Saturday, much of his dream came true. Cars and pickups with license 
plates from Colorado, Nebraska, Missouri and Texas lined the streets.

The festival, whose motto is "The Rock Stops Here," featured booths of 
meteorites, jewelry and displays on how meteorites have been found in Kiowa 
County and why people may someday know it as the meteorite capital of the 
nation.

"Isn't it exciting to see something nobody else has seen before?" 
Christensen said. "There's something about these rocks that's fun. I know 
there are other meteorites found in other states, but if you go by weight, 
we'd win. Why, in Texas, their meteorites are the size of marbles. We've got 
boulders."

Scientists estimate that the meteor that fell in Kiowa County some 20,000 
years ago weighed 500 tons and was 20 feet across.

At least 95 percent of it most likely burned or evaporated as it fell to 
Earth.

But not all of it. If you do the math, said Haviland farmer and meteorite 
hunter Don Stimpson, "there could still be a lot out there."

So far, 10 tons have been mined from the Kiowa County black sand, leaving an 
estimated 15 to 40 tons still to locate.

And when farming doesn't always turn a quick profit, some Kiowa County 
farmers think those rare meteorites their neighbors have been digging up may 
be a way to ensure their future.

The Brenham meteorites, named for Brenham Township near Haviland, are some 
of the best known and sought after in the world because of their crystals, 
which look like stained glass when cut.

The township became known for its unusual meteorites in the late 1880s, when 
Eliza Kimberly found them on her Kiowa County farm.

Saturday's festival featured Steve Arnold, who made worldwide news last fall 
when he found a 1,400-pound meteorite in a field west of Haviland. He 
brought the famous rock back to Saturday's festival after displaying it in 
Texas and Arizona. It will be on display Monday at the Kansas Cosmosphere in 
Hutchinson.

"There is more to be found out there," Arnold said.

Haviland farmer Paul Ross dug a 1,500-pound meteorite up on his land three 
weeks ago. He hopes to sell it for $200 a pound.

Price Gibbons of Pratt brought his 130-pound meteorite to the festival 
hoping to see what it was worth. His said it was discovered years ago and 
used to sit in a Pratt pool hall, then in his yard. But now, since it might 
be worth something, he said, "I take better care of it."

Ashton Harrison, 7, of Karval, Colo., bought some meteorite chunks at the 
festival.

"They are ugly," he told his grandmother, Carol Tucker of Hooker, Okla. "But 
I'll take them to show and tell." ****Coins****
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Brewster....................................39'15' N., 101'20' W.
T'homas County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Found 1940, recognized in this year
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
One mass of 17kg was found.   

Brianza.....................................45'45' N., 9'15' E. 
Milano, Italy
Fell 1760
Pseudometeorite.  Iron.
A small fragment of 14g in the Univ. of Parma is labelled as
belonging to this fall.

Bridgewater.................................35'43' N., 81'52' W.
Burke County, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Found 1890
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (0.65mm) (IID).
A mass of 301b was found by a ploughman 2 miles from
Bridgewater Station .  
Analysis, 9.8 %Ni, 81.0 ppm.Ga, 82.0 ppm.Ge,10 ppm.Ir.

Brient.....................................52'8' N., 59'19' E
Chkalov, Federated SSR, USSR,
Fell 1933, April 19, 2030 hrs
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-rich.  Eucrite (AEUC).
A mass of 5 or 6kg fell at Brient, in the valley of the
Suvunduk, a tributary of the Ural river, but only 219g were preserved .

Briggsdale..................................40'40' N., 104'19' W
Weld County, Colorado, U.S.A.
Found 1949, recognized in this year             
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.3mm) (IIIA).
A mass of 2230g was found.
Analysis, 8.17 %Ni,20.1ppm.Ga,40.7 ppm.Ge,0.72ppm.Ir.

Briscoe.....................................34'21' N., 101'24' W.
Briscoe County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1940
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5).
A stone of 1773g was found 16 miles E. of Kress, Briscoe Co.  

Bristol.....................................36'34' N., 82'11' W.
Sullivan County, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Found 1937
Iron.  Octahedrite, fine (0.3mm) (IVA).
One mass of 20kg was found 12 miles SE. of Bristol,. 
Analysis, 7.9 %Ni, 2.13  ppm.Ga, 0.124 ppm.Ge, 1.6 ppm.Ir.

Britstown...................................30'35' S., 23'33' E.
Cape Province, South Africa
Found 1910, before this year
Iron.  Octahedrite, plessitic (IRANOM).
A mass of about 544gr was brought from South Africa to
Germany by an engineer before 1910. 
Analysis, 19.5 % Ni, 39.6 ppm.Ga, 193 ppm.Ge, 2.0 ppm.Ir.

Broken Bow..................................41'26' N., 99'42' W.
Custer County, Nebraska, U.S.A.
Found 1937
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).
One stone of 6.8kg was found 12 miles S. and 3 miles W. of
Broken Bow.

Broken Hill................................31'50' S., 141'46' E.,
New South Wales, Australia
Found 1994 December
Ordinary Chondrite  (L6)
A 34 kg stone was found in an area of sand dunes.. Homogeneous 
olivine, feldspar, contains rare metal and abundant FeS.

Bronco (a).....................................33'17' N., 102'58' W.
Yoakum County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1971
Stone.  Chondrite.
Five small stones were found, totalling 972g, the largest 590g.

Bronco (b).....................................33'16.5' N., 102'57.6' W.
Yoakum County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1971
Stone.  Chondrite.
Apx. recovered weight 101g

Bronco (c).....................................33'17' N., 102'58' W.
Yoakum County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1971
Stone.  Chondrite.
Apx. recovered weight 53g

Brownell....................................38'38' N., 99'45' W.  
Ness County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Found 1972
Stone.  Chondrite. L6
Briefly mentioned as found near Brownell, coordinates as
above.  Main mass 1,108g and a second found present location unknown.

Brownfield..................................33'13' N., 102'11' W
Terry County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1960, approx., recognized 1966     
Iron.  Octahedritc, medium (0.8mm) (IID).
A mass of 1626g was ploughed  up.  
Analysis, 10.32 %Ni, 77.8ppm.Ga, 85.2 ppm.Ge, 10 ppm.Ir.

Brownfield..................................33'13' N., 102'11' W
Terry County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1937
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H3).
Two stones, of loz and 15oz, were found in 1937.  Five additional  
stones have been found, of 31lb 8oz, 17lb, 22lb 6oz, 121b 5oz, and  
6lb.  The total weight now recovered is 90.lb (40.96kg.) ,
Analysis 26.03 % total iron.

Brownfield..................................33'13' N., 102'11' W.
Terry County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1964
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
An incomplete stone of 4.lkg was found, The stone is an
equilibrated chondrite,(c) stone of 1350g is also listed .

Brownfield (c)..............................33'8.1' N., 102'16.7' W.
Terry County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1974
Stone. chondrite ordinary
Apx. recovered weight 1.55 Kg

Bruderheim..................................53'54' N., 112'53' W.
Alberta, Canada
Fell 1960, March 4, 0806 hrs, UT.                  
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A bolide was observed by many witnesses and about 303kg
of fragments of the shower were recovered over an area 3km
across.

Brunflo.....................................63'7' N., 14'17' E.
Radbrottet quarry, near Brunflo, Sweden
Found 1980, recognized in this year
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H).
Chondrule structures were recognized in a block of
Ordovician limestone (approx. age 450 m.y.). The silicate
minerals have been replaced by calcite, barite and a Cr-V-
lphengite'.  Only original mineral preserved is chromite, the
composition of which suggests an H-group classification .

Bruno.......................................52'16' N., 105'21' W.
Saskatchewan, Canada
Found 1931
Iron.  Hexahedrite (IIA).
A mass of 13kg., only slightly weathered, was found at
Bruno.  Analysis, 5.41 % Ni, 61.3 ppm.Ga, 185 ppm.Ge, 37 ppm.Ir.

Brussels....................................50'52' N., 4'22' E.
Belgium
Fell 1520, before this year
Doubtful.  Stone.
One stone is said to have fallen, but the evidence is not conclusive.

Buckleboo...................................32'57'20' S., 136'8'15' E.

South Australia, Australia
Found 1963, approx.
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6),
A single mass of 992g was ploughed up 12 km SW. of Buckleboo 
railway siding.

Budulan.....................................50'34' N., 114'54' E.  
Buryat National District, Chita, USSR,   
Found 1962, summer                         
Stony-iron.  Mesosiderite (MES).
One mass of 100kg was found.  
Analysis of metal, 7.48%Ni,15.0ppm.Ga,58ppm.Ge,4.4 ppm.Ir. 

Buenaventura................................29'48' N., 107'33' W.
Chihuahua, Mexico
Found 1969, approx.              
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (0.8mm) (IIIB).
A single mass of 113.6kg was  purchased  by the Univ. of
California.  It was found 5 miles SW. of Buenaventura,
Analysis, 9.92 %Ni, 17.4  ppm.Ga,  34.5 ppm.Ge, 0.01 ppm.Ir.

Bukhara .....................................39°46΄47,22”N; 64°36΄01,26”E
Uzbekistan.
Fall 2001, July 9, 4.00 hrs (or July 8, 23.00 UT)
Carbonaceous chondrite (CV3)
One stone, weighing 5.3 kg, fell in a field, 15 km away from the
Bukhara city. A shepherd saw the fall and recovered the stone.
Later his grandson learned about meteorites in school and remembered
about the stone. He thought that it might be a meteorite,
and reported about the stone to the Ulugh Beg Astronomical
Institute of the Uzbek Academy of Sciences. Shuhrat A. Ehgamberdiev
of the Institute sent a sample of the meteorite to the Vernadsky
Institute in 2004. Mineralogy and classification (M.A.
Ivanova Vernad., F. Brandstaetter NHMW). Fusion crust is well
developed, dark gray. The meteorite consists of POP, PO, BO and
PP chondrules, chondrule fragments, CAIs, and matrix. Matrix/
chondrule ratio is 0.6; chondrule sizes vary from 0.2 to 2 mm,
0.6 mm in average. Chondrules of type I are most abundant. Minor
phases are plagioclase, nepheline, jadeite, kamacite (Ni – 5.4
wt%, Co – 0.09 wt%), taenite (up to 47 wt% Ni), sulfides, mostly
troilite. Olivine, Fa0.9-60; Al2O3 – 0.2 wt%, Cr2O3 – 0.2 wt%, CaO
– 0.2 wt%, (mean values), pyroxenes are present as orthopyroxene
- Fs1-11Wo0.6-3.6 , Al2O3 up to 8 wt%, pigeonite – Fs1.7-11Wo5.2-11,
Al2O3 up to 4 wt%, augite - Fs1.4 – 9 Wo34-42, Al2O3 up to 12 wt%,
and fassaite – Fs0.3-1.5Wo46-57, Al2O3 - 17 wt%, TiO2 - 15 wt%.
Petrological type, 3; shock stage, S1; weathering grade, W1.
Specimens: type specimen, 320.3 g, and a thin section, Vernad;
main mass with Sh.A. Ehgamberdiev in the Ulugh Beg Astronomical
Institute of the Uzbec Academy of Sciences, Uzbekistan. 

Bulls Run
Natal, South Africa, Locality not known
Fell
Iron?.
It was reported that a 2.25kg meteorite which fell on the
Bulls Run  Farm, was donated to the Geology Department,
Univ. of Pretoria.  The mass has not been located.

Bumabbie....................................32'3' S., 126'10' E.
Western Australia, Australia
Found 1965
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
One weathered, incompletely crusted mass of 2.3kg was found 4 miles 
E. of Cocklebiddy Tank, Eyre Highway.  Three chips of 187.3g, 21.5g, 
and 5.6g were recovered nearby, their distribution suggesting 
approach on an eastwards path.

Bunjil......................................29'37'45' S., 116'28'56' E.
Western Australia
Found 1971 April/May
Ordinary Chondrite    (L6,) (S4-5)
Following a plowing a broken oriented, weathered (W2) mass 
weighing 38.75 kg was found in 1971 near Bunjil .  Heavily shocked, 
plagioclase partialy covered with maskelynite.

Bununu......................................10'l'  N., 9'35' E.
Bauchi, Nigeria
Fell 1942, April, 1000 hrs
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-rich.  Howardite (AHOW).
One stone of 357g fell 20 miles S of  Bununu and 50  iles S.
of Bauchi, north Central Nigeria. Contains glass spheres.

Bur-Abor....................................3º59'N 41º39'E 
North-Eastern province, Kenya 
Found 1997 November 27 
Iron, medium octahedrite (IIIAB) 
~50 fragments totaling 280-300 kg, the largest weighing >250 kg,
were found by a family after they heard an explosion and saw a cloud
of dust. Nearby banana trees were broken, and some contained embedded metal
shards. However, the recovered iron meteorite is too weathered to be 
consistent with a recent date of fall.
Description (M. Genge, NHM) and composition (J. Wasson, UCLA): band width, 
0.95 mm; Widmanstätten structure exposed on outer surface; Ni content of 
kamacite, 6±0.5 wt%; bulk metal, Co=0.513 %, Ni =7.99 %; Ga = 20.9 ppm
As = 6.24 ppm; Ir = 0.774 ppm, Au = 0.83 ppm. Specimens: main mass, Mr.
Hassan Liban Ahmed, 162 Wentworth Road, Southall, Middlesex, 
UB2 5TX United Kingdom; 200 g,NMH.

Burdett.....................................38'14' N., 99'32' W.
Pawnee County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Found 1940, approx., recognized 1966
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
One stone of 8.6kg was recognised  as  meteoritic, having lain
in a farmyard near Burdett for many years. 
Analysis 26.42 % total iron.

Burgavli....................................66'24' N., 137'28' E.
Yakutsk, Federated SSR, USSR
Found 1941
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarse (2.6mm) (IA).
One mass of 24.9kg was found and was in the Kolymsk
geological museum.
Analysis, 6.71 %Ni, 95.8 ppm.Ga, 519 ppm.Ge, 1.1 ppm.Ir.

Burnwell....................................37'37'19' N., 82'14'14' W.
Pike County, Kentucky, USA
Fell September 4, 1990, 15:45 EDT
Ordinary chondrite (type 4)(H?)
A 1.504 kg stone fell through the porch of Aurthur and Frances Pegg,
frighting a goat and horse.. The meteorite was recovered the next day.

Bur-Gheluai.................................5' N., 48' E.  
Bur-Hagaba district, Somalia
Fell 1919, October 16, 0800 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5), xenolithic.
A shower of over 100 stones fell, of total weight about
120kg, the largest of 15.4kg.  Description, the stones fell after the 
appearance of a fireball travelling from north to south  nd
after detonations.  Analysis,  28.45 % total iron .

Burkett.....................................32'2' N., 99'15' W
Coleman County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1913
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarse (2.0mm) (IA).
A mass of about 8.4kg was found about 3.5 miles S. of Burkett, and 
was later cut into six pieces.  Analysis, 6.87 %Ni,

Burkhala....................................63'48' N., 149'0' E.
Burkhala mine, Yagodinskij district, Magadan Region, USSR
Found summer 1983
Iron Meteorite
A single mass of 1825 grams was found by an engineer, V. N. 
Dmitrashchenko, while washing sand at a depth of 6 meters.

Burlington..................................42'45' N., 75'11' W.
Otsego County, New York, U.S.A.
Found 1819, before this year
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.3mm) (IIIE).
A mass of about 150lb was ploughed up, but only about 12lb have 
been preserved.  Analysis, 8.15 %Ni, 16.9 ppm.Ga, 34.9 ppm.Ge, 0.45 
ppm.Ir.  Most of the find was forged into agricultural implements, and 
the remainder has been heated.

Burnabbie ..................................32'3' S., 126'10' E.
Hampton Tableland, Western Australia
Stone Chondrite Ordinary (H5)
Apx recoverd weight 2.5 Kg .
One weathered partialy crusted mass of 2.3 kg was found 4 miles 
E of Cocklebiddy Tank , Eyre Highway and 3 chips were 
recovered nearby . 187.3g , 21.5g, 5.6g

Burns Flat..................................35'20' N, 99'09' W
Washita County, Oklahima, USA
Found before 1971
Ordinary chondrite (L6)
A stone of 1987 was found. Main mass and information Terry Schmidt.

Burrika.....................................31'58' S., 125'50' E.
Western Australia, Australia
Found 1966
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A weathered fragment of 20.4g was found.  

Bursa.......................................40'12' N., 29'14' E.
Turkey
Fell 1946
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
One mass of 25kg was recovered.   

Buschhof....................................46'27' N., 25'47' E.
Zemgale, Latvian SSR, USSR
Fell 1863, June 2, 0730 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6), veined.
A stone of about 5kg fell, after detonations.  

Bushman Land................................30' S., 20' E. 
Namibia
Found 1933, approx.
Iron.  Octahedrite, fine (0.33mm) (IVA).
The co-ordinates are very approximate and are in fact  outside  
Namibia.  Mass size is unknown but over 2.8kg . 
Analysis, 8.83 %Ni, 2.08 ppm.Ga, 0.134 ppm.Ge, 0.98 ppm.Ir.  

Bushnell....................................41'14' N., 103'54' W.
Kimball County, Nebraska, U.S.A.
Found 1939
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).
One stone of 1240g was found in Section 25, township 15, range 59.

Bustee......................................26'47' N., 82'50' E
between Gorakhpur and Fyzabad, Basti district,
Uttar Pradesh, India
Fell 1852, December 2, 1000 hrs
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-poor.  Aubrite (AUB).
A stone of about 3-4lb fell, after detonations. The stone is brecciated 
and contains osbomite, oldhamite and diopside. 

Butler......................................38'18' N., 94'22' W.
Bates County, Missoun', U.S.A.
Found 1874, before this year
Iron.  Octahedrite, plessitic (0.15mm) (IRANOM).
A mass of about 90lb was ploughed up 8 miles SW. of
Butler.  Analysis, 15.2 %Ni, 87.1 ppm.Ga, 1970 ppm.Ge, 1.2 ppm. Ir. 

Butsura......................................27'5' N., 84'5' E.
Champaran district, Bihar, India
Fell 1861, May 12, 1200 hrs           
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6).
Five stones fell, after detonations, two of 5 and 7oz, respectively at 
Bulloah, one of 11 lb at Piprassi, a much larger mass at Qutahar 
Bazar, and one  of  8.75lb  at  Chireya all could be fitted together 
showing that they formed  part  of one mass, Maskelyne gives the 
weight of the Qutahar Bazar mass as 13lb (6kg); this is probably an  
error  for  43lb (19.5kg), since close on 18kg of this  mass  can  be  
accounted for in collections.  The total known mass of the fall is 
accordingly about 29kg.  Mineral and bulk analysis, 28.68 % total iron.