J's..ARN's History of Meteorites
 1996,2006 Astronomical Research Network       

Jackalsfontein..............................32'30' S., 21'54' E.
Beaufort West, Cape Province, South Africa
Fell 1903, April 22, 1130 hrs
Stone.  Ohvine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
Two stones, one very large, fell after detonations, to the NW, of Uitkijk 
on the boundary of the farms Tamboersfontein and Jackaisfontein.  
Analysis, 21.57 % total iron.

Jackson County..............................36'25' N., 85'30' W. 
Tennessee, U.S.A.
Found 1846, known in this year
Iron.  Octahodrite, medium (1.20mm) (IIIA).
A piece of about 1lb from a large mass, since lost, was described,  
The mass was probably heated or forged; may be part of Carthage. 
Chemically very similar to Carthage, 9.2 %Ni, 21.0 ppm.Ga, 46.7 
ppm.Ge, 0.66 ppm. Ir.

Jajh deh Kot Lalu...........................26'45' N., 68'25' E.
Faizganj taluk, Khairpur district, Sind, Pakistan
Fell 1926, May 2, 1700-1800 hrs
Stone.  Enstatite chondrite (E6), veined.
After detonations a stone fell and two pieces, of 753g and 220g, 
respectively, were recovered .  Analysis, 22.17 % total iron .

Jalandhar...................................31' N., 75' E.
Punjab, India
Fell 1621, April 10
Iron   or stony-iron.
A mass of about 1967 grams fell in the reign of King Jahangir, and 
was forged into sword blades.

Jalanash
Bayan-Olgiy, Mongolia
Fell August 15, 1990
Urelite
A 700 g stone was collected after it's fall  on the plain of Olgiy 
in wester Mongolia. Monomict urelite.

Jamestown...................................46'37' N., 98'30' W.
Stutsman County, North Dakota, U.S.A.
Found 1885
Iron.  Octahedrite, fine (0.26mm) (IVA).
A mass of about 4kg was found 15 to 20 miles SE. of Jamestown. 
Analysis, 7.45 %Ni, 1.80 ppm.Ga, 0.093 ppm.Ge, 3.5 ppm.Ir .

Jamkheir....................................18'45' N., 75'20' E.
Ahmadnapr district, Maharashtra, India
Fell 1866, October 5, 1200 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6), brecciated.
Two stones of "Size of a wood apple" (about 4 inches in diameter) are 
said to have fallen after detonations, but only small fragments were 
recovered.

Jaralito....................................26'15'57" N., 103'53'6' W.
Jaralito, Durango, Mexico
Found 1977, September                       
Iron.  Octahedrite, coam (1.9mm) (IIICD).
A single mass of 11.138kg was found in a field. 
Analysis, 6.52 %Ni, 91.6 ppm.Ga, 376 ppm.Ge, 1.5 ppm.Ir.

Jartai......................................39'42' N., 105'48' E.
Jilantai People's Commune, Ningxia, China
Fell 1979, March 15
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6)
A mass of 20.5kg is listed,  Analysis, 20.93 % total iron .

Java........................................7'30' S., 110' E.  
Java, Indonesia
Fell 1421
Doubtful.  Stone.
According to local records, a large stone fell.

Jdiriya.....................................2714'N 1027'W 
Western Sahara 
Found 1999 spring 
Ordinary chondrite (L5) 
Two stones totaling 343 g (the larger weighing 331 g) were found 5 km NW 
of Jdiriya by two anonymous individuals while they were conducting a systematic
search for meteorites. 
Classification and mineralogy (P.Sipiera, Harper): 
olivine, Fa25.4; pyroxene, Fs21.0; weathering grade, W2. 
Specimens: main mass with finders; type specimen, 21 g, Dupont.

Jeedamya....................................29'35' S., 121'10' E.
Menzies district, Western Australia, Australia
Found 1971
Stone, Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6).
A single, oriented stone of 914g was found in a shallow depression 
1cm in  the soil .

Jelica......................................43'50' N., 20'26'30' E
Serbia, Yugoslavia
Fell 1889, December 1, 1430 hrs
Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite, ainphoterite (LL6), brecciated.
After detonations and appearance of light, a shower of stone fell over 
an area of 5 X 3 miles.  The stones, of which 26 or more were found, 
varied in weight from 8.5kg to 70g and had a total weight of about 
34kg.

Jemlapur
India
Fell 1901, February
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A stone of about 1lb, labelled "Jemlapur, Muddera Tk (fell Feb.1)," was 
found in a curio dealer's shop in Beckenham, Kent, in 1913, but 
neither the locality nor the fall of a meteorite on that date can be traced

Jenkins.....................................36'49'28' N., 93'45'40' W.
Barry County, Missouri, U.S.A.
Found 1946, about, recognized 1965
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarse (2.3mm) (IA).
One mass of 55.4kg was found 8km northwest of Jenkins. Analysis, 
6.85 %Ni, 86.2 ppm.Ga, 353 ppm.Ge, 1.8  ppm.Ir.   Inclusion rich, 

Jenny's Creek...............................37'54' N.,  82'23' W.
Wayne County, West Virginia, U.S.A.
Found 1883
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarse (2.2mm) (IA).
Three masses, of about 23lb, 2.5lb and 1lb respectively, were found in 
1883-85, but only about 2lb have been preserved. 
Analysis, 7.0 %Ni, 84.6 ppm.Ga, 320 ppm.Ge, 2.3 ppm.Ir .

Jerome.....................................42'38' N., 114'50' W.
Jerome County, Idaho, U.S.A.
Found 1954                                    
Stone.  Olivinc-hypersthene chondrite (L).
A mass of 6.8kg was found.

Jerome......................................38'46' N., 100'44' W.
Gove County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Found 1894
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L4).
A much oxidized mass of 62lb, and several smaller pieces weighing 
together 3.25lb, were found on the Smoky Hill River, 15 miles E. of 
Jerome. 

Jerslev....................................55'36' N., 11'13'  E.
Sjaelland, Denmark
Found 1976, September
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarsest (10mm) (IIB).
A single mass of 40kg (after cleaning) was found in soil by a
farmer.  Analysis , 5.66 %Ni, 58.0 ppm.Ga, 168 ppm.Go, 0.19 ppih.Ir.

Jhung......................................31'18' N., 72'23' E.
Lyallpur district, Punjab, Pakistan
Fell 1873, June, 1500 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5).
After detonations, four stones, of 6lb, 4lb, 2lb and 1lb, fell in
villages, in a line from south to north, in the district of Jhang.

Jiange......................................31'55' N., 104'55' E
Minyang, Sichuan, China
Fell 1964, October 9, 1900? hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
Analysis, 29.49 % total iron , 200g are in Beijing.

Jianshi.....................................30'48'30' N., 109'30' E.
Hubei, China
Fell 1890, approx.
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.0mm) (IIIAB),
A single mass weighing over 600kg remains at the place of fall.   
Analysis, 8.6 %Ni, 21.3 ppm.Ga, 44.5 ppm.Ge, 0.4 ppm.Ir.

Jiapigou....................................42'50' N., 127'30' E.
Jilin, China
Found 1880, before this year
Stone.
Several 10's of kilograms were recovered.

Jiddat al Harasis 02 to 073          

Jiddat al Harasis...........................19'15' N., 56'4' E.
Oman
Found 1957, or 1958
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).
A weathered mass of 1270g and 89g of fragments, previously
assurred to belong to the Ghubara find, were shown to be distinct. 
Further fragments found in 1968 at 19'30'N., 55'54'E., belong to the 
same fall. 

Jiddat al Harasis 054 ...................19 37.82 N 55 06.91 E
Oman
Found 2004, January, 15
Achondrite (ureilite)
52 pieces of meteorite with total weight of 5079 g were found on
January 2004 in the desert of Oman. Fusion crust is dark brown
and partly preserved. Mineralogy and classification (C. Lorenz,
Vernad; F. Brandstaetter, NHMW): The rock has medium-to
coarse-grained granular metamorphic texture. Few large
inclusions of silicates are presented in the groundmass. Main
phases are olivine (Fo86; 0.2-0.7 wt.% Cr2O3, 0.18 wt.% CaO) and
pigeonite En83Wo5 (0.9-1.2 wt.% Cr2O3). Large grains of
pyroxene contain of feldspatic glass inclusions (Ab58An40) and
minor augite (En59Wo31). Accessories are chromite, Fe-metal, Ni-
Cr-rich troilite (3.9-6.7 wt.% Ni; 6.7-7.3 wt.% Cr) and Ni-poor
troilite (0.7wt.% Ni; 4.1 wt.% Cr). Troilite and orthopyroxene
form the fine-grained intergrowth within olivine along thin
fractures, filled by iron hydroxides with troilite relics.
Aggregates, 100-800 m in size, composed by graphite and
diamond grains, occur between silicate grains. Total amount of
carbon material is 2.8 vol.%. Silicates have thin MgO-rich rims
with tiny metal inclusions along the margins of graphite-diamond
assemblyes. Specimens: type specimen, 640 g, one thin and two
polished sections, Vernad; main mass with anonymous finder. 

Jiddat al Harasis 084 ......................1939.311' N, 5545.185' E 
Oman
Found 2002 December 5
Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3)
A complete stone weighing 59.47 g was found within the Jiddat
al Harasis 073 L6 chondrite strewnfield. Classification and
mineralogy (E. Gnos, UBE; B. Hofmann, NMBE; A. Al-Kathiri,
UBE): Olivine ranges from Fa3.2 to Fa39.2. Low-Ca pyroxene
shows a compositional range from Fs1.1Wo2.7 to Fs4.9Wo0.9.
Porphyritic olivine, barred olivine and granular olivine
chondrules predominate. The average chondrule size is 0.13 mm.
The matrix/chondrule+aggregates ratio is 1.02. Cathode
luminescence are mainly red and yellow indicating petrologic
grade 3.0-3.2. The average of two oxygen isotope analyses (I.A.
Franchi and R.C. Greenwood, OU) yielded δ17O = -6.16, δ18O
= -2.67, and ∆17O = -4.77. Weathering grade is W1, and the
material is basically unshocked (S1). Specimens: all material at
NMBE.

Jiddat al Harasis 089 ......................1956.342' N, 5625.685'E
Oman
Found 2002, January 13
Ordinary L chondrite (annealed impact melt breccia)
A stone weighing 170.69 g with a black fusion crust was found in
the Jiddat al Harasis area. Finding, classification and mineralogy
(E. Gnos, UBE; B. Hofmann, NMBE; A. Al-Kathiri, UBE): The
stone is a completely molten and recrystallized chondrite
containing ~ 6% oriented vesicles. The shape of some completely
recrystallized chondrules is still recognizable. Minerals
crystallized from the melt are olivine Fa23.8-26.5, low-Ca pyroxene
Fs18.8-20.6Wo2.3-6.9, and plagioclase An0.3-20.1. Metal-sulphide
grains occur as droplets with metal in the core, and sulphide
along the rim. Idiomorphic shaped spinel grains also contain
inclusion droplets. Oxygen isotope composition (I.A. Franchi and
R.C. Greenwood, OU); average of 2 analyses: δ17O = +3.78,
δ18O = +5.17, and ∆17O = +1.09). Preserved post melt
crystallisation shock stage is S3-4, weathering grade W3. Entire
specimen NMBE. 

Jilin.......................................44'0' N., 126'30' E.
Jilin, China
Fell 1976, March 8, 1500 hrs                
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
After a fireball and several explosions, a shower of stones fell, totaling 
about 4 tons and with the largest individual weighing 1770kg.
Analysis, 28.6 % total iron .

Jilong
Taiwan, China, Co-ordinates not reported
Found year not reported
Stone.

Jishou
China Co-ordinates not reported 
1978
L or LL
This meteorite fell into a farmer's field near the town of Jishou, 
in Hunan province, China in August of 1978. In the late afternoon, 
a farmer heard a loud thunderclap and out of the clouds fell a 
single stone that landed near him. The exact time and date is unknown. 
He took the stone and placed it in his garden, where it sat for the 
next 27 years! My meteorite supplier in China passes information 
and reward offers all over China, and from that, he found this man 
via the farmer's son, who remembered the story and the stone that 
had been in the garden all his life. The stone was broken 
when he recovered it, and he never bothered to look for the missing piece. 
Now the land is changed too much to find the missing piece. 
This stone weighs 1,413 grams, and as you can see in the photos, 
is perfectly flight-oriented, with phenomenal flow lines and grooves 
covering every fusion-crusted part of the leading edge of this stone. 
It measures 125 mm long by 120 mm across by 80 mm thick. 
This is the entire mass, there is not one gram more, not cut, 
but it appears to me to be an L or possible LL type, 
large chondrules and even triolite are visible on the broken surface. 
This is a unique chance for someone to own an entire oriented Chinese witnessed fall.

Jodzie......................................55'42' N., 24'24' E.
Panevezys, Kovno, Lithuanian SSR, USSR,
Fell 1877, June 17, 0430 hrs
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-rich.  Howardite (AHOW).
A stone of unknown weight fell near the village of Jodzie and was lost 
except for a few fragments .

Joel's Iron.................................24' S., 69' W.  
Atacama, Chile
Found 1858
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.1mm) (IIIA).
A mass of 1300g, found in 1858 in an unspecified part of the desert.  
Analysis, 8.4 %Ni, 22.6 ppm.Ga, 43.6 ppm.Ge, 0.26 ppm.Ir, 
recrystallised and annealed .

Joe Wright Mountain.........................35'46' N., 91'30' W.
Independence County, Arkansas, U.S.A.
Found 1884
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (0.9mm) (IIIB).
A mass of 94lb was found 7 miles E. of Batesville. 
Analysis, 9.1 %Ni, 20.1 ppm.Ga, 35.5 ppm.Ge, 0.015 ppm.Ir.

Johnny's Donga..............................30'20' S., 126'22' E.  
Nullarbor Plain, Western Australia, Australia
Found 1965, before this year
A specimen from Johnny's Donga is reported as "lost" .

Johnson City................................37'33' N., 101'41' W.
Stanton County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Found 1937
Stone.  Olivine-hypcrsthene chondrite (L6).
Two stones were found, 10.4kg together .

Johnstown...................................40'21' N., 104'54' W.
Weld County, Colorado, U.S.A.
Fell 1924, July 6, 1620 hrs           
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-poor.  Diogenite (ADIO).
After four explosions, twenty-seven stones fell near Johnstown.  The 
total weight recovered was about 40.3kg and the largest stone 
weighed about 23.5 kg. 

Jolomba.....................................11'51' S., 15'50' E.
Jolomba, Huambo district, Angola
Fell February 3, 1974
Stone . Achondrite, Ca-poor. Diogenite
A single mass of 483 grams fell after a thunderous noise. It fell a few 
meters from a hut.

Jonah.......................................30'37.5' N, 97'32.0' W
Williamson County, Texas USA
Found 1963
Ordinary chondrite ( H5 )
A highly weathered stone of 1304g was found by farmer G. Wendland 
while ploughing a field.  Main mass Blaine Reed .

Jonesboro...................................36'18' N., 82'28' W.
Washington County, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Found 1891
Iron Octahedrite, fine (IVA).
No known history; a piece of 30g that was in Ward's Natural Science 
Establishment in 1892,was sold to the Naturhist. Mus. Vienna. 
Possibly a weathered fragment of Duel Hill (1854) .

Jonzac......................................45'26' N., 0'27' W.
Charente Maritime, France
Fell 1819, June I 3, 0545 hrs
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-rich.  Eucrite (AEUC).
After the appearance of a luminous meteor and detonations, a 
shower of stones fell, the two largest of which weighed 3kg and 2kg 
respectively .

Juancheng...................................35'30' N., 115'25' E.
Shandong, Province, China
Fell February 15, 1997 23:23 hr.
Ordinary chondrite (H5)
A shower of small stones more than 1,000 fell near the Yellow River
after a brialliant fireball with smoke and sparks terminated in a loud 
resonating explosion. The largest recovered piece was 2.7kg and the 
total mass was over 100kg. One fragment was reported to have penetrated 
a roof and landed in a pot on a stove. This meteorite has been widely 
traded and sold under the name of Heze.

Juanita de Angeles..........................28'25' N., 105'05' W.
Near Las Amosgoas, Chihuahua, Mexico
Found 1992
Ordinary Chondrite   ( H5,S2,W2 )
A stone of 85 kg was aquired by R.W. Buhler from a mexican miner. 
It was found near a mine Juanita de Angeles , near the city Las Amosgoas.
Information and main mass Swiss Meteorite Lab.

Juarez......................................37'33' S., 60'9' W.
Buenos Aires province, Argentina
Found 1938, before this year
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L).
Two stones, together weighing 6.1kg, were found .

Judesegeri..................................12'51' N., 76'48' E.
Tumkur district, Karnataka, India
Fell 1876, February 16, evening
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6).
After the appearance of a luminous meteor and detonations, a stone 
fell into the bed of the tank of Judesegeri village.  It was broken up and 
only fragments weighing about 1.5lb were preserved .

Julesburg...................................39'58'30' N., 102'16' W.
Sedgewick County, Colorado, U.S.A.
Found   1983                        
Stone.  Chondrite.          (L3)
A single mass of 56.6kg was found in a landfill at Julesburg.

Jumapalo....................................7'43' S., 111'12' E.
Karanganyar District, Central Java, Indonesia
Fell 13 March 1984, 1000 hr.
Stone Ordinary Chondrite    (L6)
A single mass weighing 32.49 kg was recovered .

Junan.......................................35'12'N., 118'48' E.
Shandong, China
Fell 1976, May 15, 1 100 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A 950g stone was recovered.

Juncal......................................26' S., 69'15'  W.
Atacama, Chile
Found   1866
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.1mm) (IIIA).
A mass of 104kg was found between the Rio Juncal and the
Salinas de Pedemal. 
Analysis, 8.05 %Ni, 20.5 ppm.Ga, 41.2 ppm.Ge, 1.8 ppm.Ir,
shock-hardened .

Junction....................................30'30' N., 99'50' W.
Kimble County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found   1932
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L).
A fragment of 241g, recognized as meteoritic in 1938 .

Juromenha...................................38'44'25' N., 7'16'12' W.
Alentejo, Portugal
Fell 1968, November 14, 1755 hrs, U.T.
Iron.  Structurally anomalous (IIIA).
A mass of 25.25kg was seen to fall, making a crater 60 cm deep at 
Herdade de Tenazes, near the village of Alandroal.  The mass was 
said to have been incandescent when discovered and still warm 
when recovered next morning.  Analysis, 8.81 %Ni, 21.2 ppm.Ga, 40.3 
ppm.Ge, 0.24 ppm.Ir,  Ataxitic structure formed by cosmic heating to 
1400C. followed by quenching .

Juvinas.....................................44'43' N., 4'18' E.
Libonnes, Entraigues, Ardeche, France
Fell 1821, June 15, 1500 hrs                  
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-rich.  Eucrite (AEUC).
After the appearance of a fireball and detonations, a stone of
over 91kg fell near the village of Libonnes .