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

La Banderia.................................24'21' N., 102'10 W.
Zacatecas, Mexico
Found 1986
Stone. Ordinary chondrite (LL5)
A stone of 54.3g was found in the open desert near the village
La Banderia.
La Becasse..................................47'5' N., 1'45' E.
Dun le Pi5elier, Indre, France
Fell 1879, January 31, 1230 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
After detonations, a stone of 2.8kg was seen  to  fall .

Laborel.....................................44'17' N., 5'35' E.
Drome, France
Fell 1871, June 14, 2000 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
Two stones, one of about 2kg and the other of 91g, appear to have 
fallen, but were not discovered (or  made  known) until 1895 .

Lac Dodon...................................45'57', 73'55' W.
Montcalm County, Quebec , Canada
Found 1993 , summer
Iron (coarse octahedrite 1.34 mm , IAB )
An iron of 800 g was found by Roland Octernaud of Montreal while 
walking on his rural property in the company of a geologist friend, who 
suggested that the object was a meteorite. Analysis, 8.64% Ni .

La Caille...................................43'44' N., 6'47' E.
Grasse, Alpes Maritimes,  France
Found 1828,  recognized  in  this  year
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.1mm) (IRANOM).
A mass of 626kg was used for about two centuries as a seat in front of 
the church of La Caille.  It was recognized as meteoritic in 1828.  It 
was said to have been brought from the mountain of Audibergue, 
about 6 miles SE. of La Caille.  Most of the specimens have been 
heated to I000C, but the Paris material appears to be undamaged.  
Chemically anomalous, analysis, 9.11 %Ni, 13.7 ppm.Ga, 21.5 
ppm.Ge, 9.7 ppm.Ir .

La Charca...................................20'40' N., 101'17' W.   
Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
Fell 1878, June 11, 1130 hrs
Stone.  Chondrite.
A stone of 399g fell 5 miles from Irapuato.  The stone is said to
be in the College of Guanajuato.

La Colina...................................37'20' S., 61'32' W.
Gen.  Lamadrid dept., Buenos Aires province,
Argentina
Fell 1924, March 19, 2330 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
After the appearance of light, and detonations, a stone of 2kg fell on a 
ranch near La Colina. 

La Criolla..................................31'14' S., 58'10' W.
La Criolla, Entre Rios province, Argentina
Fell January 6, 1985,  1815 hrs
Stone. Olivine hypersthene ( L6 ) .
Found after a bright fireball and many detonations, tens of meteorites 
fell over a 7 x 10 km elliposid area east of Estancion La Criolla. The 
total mass recovered was 35 kg .  Three fragments weighed 6.1 kg, 
1.95 kg and 750 grams.

Ladder Creek................................38'37' N., 101'38' W.
Greeley County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Found 1937, July                             
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
Many fragments totalling 35.lkg were found,  A 1.108kg fragment in 
Tempe (Arizona State Univ.) is a hypersthene chondrite and so is 
ascribed to this fall and not to Horace . The smaller of the two Horace  
stones  mentioned .

La Esmeralda................................274'N 10326'W 
Coahuila, Mexico 
Found 1999 June or July 
Ordinary chondrite (L6) 
A 483 g stone was found by a rancher and recognized as a meteorite by 
Padre Jaime Lienert. Classification and mineralogy (A. Rubin, UCLA): 
olivine, Fa25.10.4; shock stage, S2; weathering grade W4.
Specimens: Main mass, John and Marcella Hopkins, 1765 Soledad Way, 
San Diego, CA 92109, USA; type specimen, 16 g, UCLA.

La Escondida................................24'20'30' N., 102'4'30' W.
near Nuevo Mercurio, Zacatecas, Mexico
Found 1979, March
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
A single mass of 8.2g was found about 14 km NNE. of Nuevo Mercurio 
village during the search for specimens of the Nuevo Mercurio fall .

Lafayette...................................39'59' N., 105'5' W.
Colorado, U.S.A.
Found 1908, before this year
Iron.  Ataxite, Ni-rich?.
A piece weighing 11 g in the Geological Collection of the Univ. of 
Colorado, Boulder, was analysed, 59.4 %Ni,  It appears to have been 
all consumed in the analysis, as no specimen is now in the Univ. of 
Colorado.

Lafayette...................................40'25' N., 86'53' W.
Tippecanoe County, Indiana, U.S.A.
Found 1931, before this year                 
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-rich.  Nakhlite (ACANOM).
A mass of about 800g was noticed by O.C. Farrington in 1931 in the 
geological collections in Purdue Univ.  The stone is very fresh and 
similar to Nakhla.  It may be part of that fall.  K-Ar age, 1600 m.y. 
Distinct from Nakhla and Govemador Valadares . Mars Rock

La Grange...................................38'24' N., 85'22' W.
Oldham County, Kentucky, U.S.A.
Found 1860
Iron, Octahedrite, fine (0.27mm) (IVA).
A mass if 112lb was found.  Analysis, 7.4 % Ni, 2.07 ppm.Ga, 0. 115
ppm.Ge, 2.3 ppm.Ir  Description; cold worked with troilite injected 
along fissures .

Laguna Manantiales..........................48'35' S., 67'25' W.
Deseado department, Santa Cruz, Argentina
Found 1945
Iron.
One mass of 92kg was found by Sr. A. Naves.  Main mass, held by 
the finder .

Lahamada......................................~27'10' N., 9'30' W.
Western Sahara
Found 1998
Ordinary chondrite (H6)
Many fragments totaling 7.36kg were found in the Lahmada region near
Zag. The three largest pieces fit forming a mass of 3.08kg.
Breccia containing shock veins, Shock stage S3, weathering grade W3.

Lahoma.......................................36'23'N., 98'5' W.
Lahoma, Oaklahoma, USA
Found 1963 recognized  Jan. 1999
Ordinary chondrite (L5)
A 21.81kg stone was found by a famer while ploughing his field.
Kept in a rock garden for 35 years, the Astronomical Research
Network aquired it and the main mass is on display. Fresh green 
interior little free metal visible except triolite, and well formed 
chondrules. Fusion crust is very weathered and some secondary crust.
Oriented stone contains black shock veins and many dark inclusions.
Main Mass and info. Kenneth Regelman Astronomical Research Network
My son Matthew and Lahoma

Lahrauli....................................26'47' N., 82'43' E.
Basti district, Uttar Pradesh, India
Fell 1955, March 24, 1100 hrs, approx.
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-poor.  Ureilite (AURE).
The original mass is not known but a fragment of 650g was analysed .

L'Aigle.....................................48'46' N., 0'38' E.
Ome, France
Fell 1803, April 26, 1300 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6), brecciated.
After the appearance of a fireball, followed by detonations.  A shower  
of stones, estimated at 2000-3000 in number and of aggregate weight 
about 37kg.  The largest weighing about 9kg, fell within an area of 6 X 
2.5 miles.  The detailed report of the phenomena first established 
beyond doubt the fact of the fall of stones from outer space.   
Analysis,  21.65 % total iron .

Lakangaon...................................21'52' N., 76'2' E.
Nimar, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Fell 1910, November 24, 1800 hrs
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-rich.  Eucrite (AEUC).
After the appearance of a flash of light, followed by a trail of smoke 
and detonations, a stone fell, portions of which weighing 125g and 
87.5g were collected.  Analysis, 17.74 % total iron .

Lake Bonney.................................37'45' S., 140'18' E.
South Australia, Australia
Found 1961, October
Stone.  Otivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
Four stones were found, the largest 1.96kg, total 2.8kg.  A  fifth stone 
found 42 miles away was originally thought to belong to the same fall 
but is distinct and is named Nora Creina.  Analysis, 20.63 % total iron .

Lake Brown..................................31' S., 118'30' E.   
County Avon, Western Australia, Australia
Found 1919
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A stone of 21.5lb was found,  A second mass of 13.6kg, originally 
named Lake Moore, is now ascribed to this fall.

Lake Frome 001 - 005.......................30'42'38.2' S, 140'09'5.1'E
South Australia, Australia
Found 1992
Five stones were found within a distance of 3Km, the coordinates 
given are thoes of Lake Frome.  Main mass Blaine Reed .
Lake Frome 001   32.5g   H5
Lake Frome 002    201g   H5
Lake Frome 003      5g   H6
Lake Frome 004    107g   H6
Lake Frome 005     54g   L5

Lake Grace..................................33'4' S., 118'13' E.
Western Australia, Australia
Found 1956
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A mass of 10,5kg was found while ploughing 3 miles NNW. of Tarin 
Rock Siding .

Lake Labyrinth..............................30'32' S., 134'45' E.
South Australia, Australia
Found 1924, probably fell 1924
Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite, amphoterite (LL6), xenolithic.
Meteorite fragments were found by Mr. B. Austin in 1924 about two 
weeks after the probable fall.  Most material (57lb of fragments) was 
collected in 1934 by Mr R. Bedford from 8 miles north of Peela well, 
Wilgena station.  The original weight was probably about 75lb and the 
probable date of fall about 5 February, 1924. 
Analysis, 20.46 % total iron .

Lake Machattie..............................24'50'S, 139'48' E
Near Lake Machattie,Queensland,Australia
Found  May 1988                                 
Stone. Ordinary chondrite  (H5)
A single weathered mass weighing 2.6 kg was found at the site of a 
road.  Main mass Robert Haag .

Lake Murray.................................34'6' N., 97'0' W.
Carter County, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
Found 1933, before this year, recognized 1952
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarsest (10mm) (IIB).
A 590lb mass with an iron-shale coating up to 6 inches thick was 
found in a gully. 
Analysis, 6.3 %Ni, 53.9 ppm.Ga, 141 ppm.Ge, 0.018 ppm.Ir .

Laketon.....................................35'34' N., 100'40' W.
Gray County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1937
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
Two fragments were found, 3.6kg together .

Lake Torrens................................31'02' S., 138'04' E.
South Australia
Found 1989
Stone Ordinary Chondrite  ( L6 )
Two stones of 866g and 40 g were found. Main mass with Swiss 
Meteorite Lab.

Lakeview....................................34'32' N., 101'42' W.
Swisher County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1970
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).
A very weathered mass of 1238g was found at the edge of a
field 8.4 km SW. of Tulia.

Lakewood....................................32'37'47 N., 104'21' W
Eddy County, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Found 1955, recognized 1966
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
One weathered stone was found at a depth of about 0.8m. Fragments 
totalling 46.5kg were recovered, but the stone was originally much 
larger .

La Lande....................................34'27' N., 104'8' W
De Baca County, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Found 1933
Stone.  Olivinc-hypersthcne chondrite (L5).
There has been some confusion between this fall and Melros (a). H.H. 
Nininger first reported that four stones, totalling 20.382kg had been 
found on the surface at La Lande, 26 miles west of Melrose, and 
attributed them to the same fall as Melrose (a), H.H. Nininger, Am. 
Miner., 1934.  Later he found evidence that the La Lande and Melrose 
(a) masses were distinct, and that the La Lande find included two quite 
distinct falls, which he named La Lande and Taiban .  The total known 
weight of the La Lande fall is 30kg, but it is not clear how many stones 
this includes.  Rare gas contents indicate that some La Lande,Melrose 
(a) and Taiban individuals belong to the same fall, but that some 
material ascribed to Taiban is distinct .

Lalitpur....................................24'27' N., 78'34' E.   
Jhansi district, Uttar Pradesh, India
Fell 1887, April 7, 1030 hrs
Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6), brecciated,  veined.
After detonations, a stone was seen to fall and break into pieces, eight 
of which, weighing 372g, were recovered, specimen is a nearly 
complete stone.  At least two stones appear to have fallen. 

Lamesa......................................32'53' N., 101'53' W.
Dawson County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1981
Iron.  Octahedrite, fine (0.3mm) (IIICD).
A single mass of 16.9kg was found 16 km north and 3 km west of 
Lamesa.  Classification, analysis, paired with Carleton , 13.7 %Ni, 
13.3  ppm.Ga, 11.8 ppm.Ge, 0.041 ppm.Ir .

Lamont
Lamont, Kansas, USA
Found 1965 recognized 1995
Mesosiderite
A single mass of 37 kg was found by a farmer in 1965 but not 
recgonized untill December 1995. One half was purchased by Robert 
Haag and Marvin Killgore, the other half by UCLA and the Smithsonian

Lancaster County............................40'40' N., 96'45' W.    
Nebraska, U.S.A.
Found 1903, known in this year
Iron.  Octahedrite?.
A mass of 13kg was received by the Nebraska Geol. Surv. in 1903. Its 
present repository is not known.

Lance.......................................47'42' N., 1'4' E.
Vendome, Loir-et-Cher, France
Fell 1872, July 23, 1720 hrs
Stone.  Carbonaceous chondrite, type III (CO3).
After the appearance of a fireball and detonations, a shower of 
stones fell, of which six were recovered.  The total weight was about  
51.7kg and the largest stone weighed 47kg.  Analysis, 25.58 % total 
iron, Perovskite-spinel chondrule .

Lancon......................................43'45' N., 5'7' E.
Bouches du Rhone, France
Fell 1897, June 20, 2030 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6), veined.
After light and sound phenomena, a stone or stones fell, of total  
weight probably about 7kg (the De Mauroy Collection in 1909 
contained  5.8kg, the largest piece weighing 4.4kg). 
Analysis, 27.2 %  total  iron .

Landes......................................38'54' N., 79'11' W.
Grant County, West Virginia, U.S.A.
Found 1930, approx., recognized 1968   
Iron.  Octahedrite, with silicate inclusions (IA).
A 69.8kg individual was found about a mile east of Landes Post Office.  
Silicate mineralogy, Odessa type, Structurally anomalous. 
Analysis of metal, 6.31 %Ni, 88.7 ppm.Ga, 414 ppm.Ge, 2.9 ppm. Ir.

Landor......................................25'40' S., 117' E.   
Western Australia, Australia
Found 1931, about
Iron.  Octahedrite, fine,
Several masses, totalling 20lb, were found near the head of Wooramel 
river, Landor sheep station.  

Landreth Draw...............................3715'N 988'W 
Ector County, Texas, USA 
Found 1955 
Ordinary chondrite (H5) 
A large meteorite was found by Paul G. 
Rhoades while he was hunting doves on the K-(Kar Bar) Ranch. 
A piece~50 cm in diameter and ~8 cm thick was kept in the ranch house yard, 
and a larger piece may also have existed. In 1965, a piece was sent to 
Dr. R. H. Horton of Washington State University, who then sent a piece to the SI.
Classification and mineralogy (T. McCoy, SI): olivine, Fa18.50.3; 
pyroxene, Fs16.30.1Wo1.40.4; shock stage, S2; weathering grade, W2.
Specimens: 630.5 g, SI; location of main mass(es) unknown.

L'anghalsen.................................58'51' N., 16'44' E.
Vrena, S6derinanland, Sweden
Fell 1947, February 6, 1515 hrs, U.T.
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A stone fell on the ice of Lake Langhalson and broke into four pieces 
weighing together 2.3kg.   Analysis, 21.75 % total iron .

Langwies....................................46'49' N., 9'43' E.
Langwies, canton Graubunden, Switzerland
Found May 19, 1985
Stone. Olivine brinzite chondrite (H6) .
A single mass of 16.5 grams was found in a glacial moraine by
 W. Zeitschel.  The specimen is partly crusted and weathered.

Lanton......................................36'32' N., 91'48' W.
Howell County, Missouri, U.S.A.
Found 1932
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.1mm) (IIIA).
Four rusted fragments were found, totalling 13.78kg. Analysis, 8.28 
%Ni. 20.6 ppm.Ga, 39.3 ppm.Ge, 3.5 ppm.Ir ,  Shock-hardened .

Lanxi.......................................46'14'30' N., 126'11'46' W.
Hongxing, Lanxi County, Heilongjiang, China
Fell June 10, 1986, 1000 hr.
Stone Ordinary Chondrite   (L6)
A single mass weighing 1282 grams was recovered by a farmer from a 
flax field about 20 minutes after the fall.

Lanzenkirchen...............................47'45' N., 16'14' E.
Wiener Neustadt, Nieder Osterreich, Austria
Fell 1925, August 28, 1925 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L4).
After appearance of fireball, and detonations, a stone weighing  5kg  
fell, and was found next day.  Another stone of 2kg was found on 7 
October, 1925, at Frohsdorf, 2.3 km to the NE.

Laochenzhen.................................33'8' N., 115'10' E.
Shenqui County, Henan Province, China
Fell February 23, 1987, 0300 hr.
Stone. Ordinary chondrite (H5)
After detonations a single mass weighing 14.25kg fell in
Yang-wa village of Laochenzhen town.

La Porte....................................41'36' N., 86'43' W.
La Porte County, Indiana, U.S.A.
Found 1900
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.1mm) (IIIA).
Four fragments were found, totalling 14.54kg.  The largest 11.56kg. 
Analysis, 7.88 %Ni, 21.5 ppm.Ga, 43.1 ppm.Ge, 1.4 ppm.Ir.  
Description, shocked and annealed .

La Primitiva................................19'55' S., 69'49' W.
Santa Catalina, Tarapaca, Chile
Found 1888
Iron. Structurally and chemically anomalous  (IRANOM).
A mass of 6-8lb was found by a native near the nitrate works of La  
Primitiva in 1888.  In 1903 a mass of 4kg was found embedded in  
"caliche" at the Angela NitrpLte Co-works about 12 km from La 
Primitiva, and in 1906 and 1911 two other masses, of 1.5kg and 4.3kg 
respectively, from the same locality were sent to the BM(NH).  The La 
Primitiva iron described, and analysed, 4.72 %Ni. A further mass of 
9kg was found in 1907 on a mountain of the Sierra Gorda, desert of 
Atacama, Chile, by an Indian.  It appears to be a  transported fragment 
of La Primitiva.  A sixth mass was discovered in the La Plata Mus. 
labelled Tarapaca, and weighed 5.4kg.  Description; phosphide-rich.  
Analysis of La Primitiva and "Tarapaca", 4.90 %Ni, 33.3 ppm.Ga, 37.3 
ppm.Ge, 0.039  ppm.Ir. 

La Rinconada................................37'28' N., 6'1' W.
Seville, Spain
Fell 1934, April 17, or 19
Doubtful.  Iron.
A mass the size of a chestnut, of iron and iron sulphide, was found 
after a fire attributed to a meteorite,  Very doubtful.

Larissa.....................................39'38' N., 22'25' E.
Greece
Fell 1706, June 7, 1400-1500 hrs
Doubtful..
A stone of 17lb is said to have fallen,but the evidence is not 
conclusive.

La Serena
Chile
Recognized before 1990
Iron, medium octahedrite (IIICD)
A 663 g iron was found in the mineral collection of Antonio
Alphonso when this was purchased by LSC. Meteorite is sand-blasted
and may have originated in the Atacama desert. Analysis 7.62% Ni.

Las Colonas.................................22'35' N., 101'59'
Zacatacas , Mexico
Found November 25, 1994
Achondrite (Howardite)
A 148 g oriented stone was found by Scott Williams in a corn field.
It is a breccia containing some eucritic material dominanated by 
diogenitic material.

Lasher Creek................................42'50' N., 74'30' W.  
Montgomery County, New York, LJ.S.A.
Found 1948
Iron.
A mass of 639.5g was found at Lasher Creek, 5 miles ESE.
of Canajoharie (42'50'N., 74'37'W.) .

Las Salinas.................................23' S., 69'30' W.    
Antofagasta, Chile
Found 1905
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium?.
A 3.515kg  mass was found in a saltpetre mine near the Antofagasta 
Calama railway, 144 km from Antofagasta. May be related to 
Baquedano which is nearby, but the Las Salinas mass has not been 
properly  investigated .

Latham......................................29'45' S, 116'26' E
Western Australia, Australia
Found before 1977 July
Ordinary chondrite  (L6)
An indivual of unknown weight was found by T. Reid in the vicinity of 
latham. Main mass in the possession of the finder.

Laundry East................................31'31' S,, 127'8' E.
Nullarbor Plain, Western  Australia,
Found 1967, March
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H3).
One almost complete, weathered stone of 43.1g was found 7 miles 
east of Laundry Rockhole, which is 25 miles north of Madura .

Laundry Rockhole............................31'32' S., 127'1' E.
Nullarbor Plain, Western Australia, 
Found 1967, June
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
Thirty-two fragments, of total weight 1443g.  The largest weighing  
1016g, were found at the SE. comer of the fence enclosing the 
rockhole .

Laundry West................................31'28' S., 126'56' E.
Nullarbor Plain, Western Australia
Found 1967, March
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L4).
Five angular, badly weathered  fragments, of total weight 201.9g were 
found 6 miles NW. of Laundry Rockhole (see Laundry East).  The  
fragments were spread over a length of 276 feet .

Launton.....................................51'54' N., 1'7' W.
Bicester, Oxfordshire, England
Fell 1830, February 15, 1930 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6), veined.
After the appearance of a fireball, followed by a triple detonation, a 
stone of 2lb 5oz was seen to fall .

Laurens County..............................34'30' N., 82'2' W.
South Carolina, U.S.A.
Found 1857
Iron.  Octahedrite, fine (0.3mm) (IRANOM).
A mass of 4.75lb was found in the NW. corner of Laurens County.  
Analysis, 12.95 %Ni, 10.5 ppm.Ga, 22.4 ppm.Ge, 7.9 ppm. Ir.

Lausanne....................................46'31' N., 6'38' E.
Switzerland
Fell 1894, September, 2030 hrs
Doubtful.  Iron.  Nickel-free.
A mass of about 720g was seen to fall.  It contains no nickel
and gives a granular structure on etching .

La Villa....................................26'16'18' N., 97'54'6' W.
Hidalgo County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1956, April
Stone.  Olivinc-bronzitc chondrite (H4).
A weathered mass of 43.5lb was found .

Lavrentievka................................52'27' N., 51'34' E.
Orenburg, Federated SSR, USSR,
Fell 1938, January 11, 1430 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
One mass fell near Lavrentievka, and five pieces were recovered.  The 
total weight recovered is variously given as 781.4g, 794g, 1044g, and 
1045g.  Analysis, 22.73 %  total  iron. 

Lawrence....................................38'58' N., 95'10' W.
Douglas County,  Kansas,  U.S.A.
Found 1928, known in this year
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A small stone of 515g was found NE. of Lawrence.

Lazbuddie...................................34'30' N., 102'45' W.
Parmer County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1970, recognized 1978
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite, amphoterite (LL5).
A single mass of 8.6kg was found during ploughing, 21.6 % total iron .

Lea County 001..............................32'2' N., 103'9' W.
Lea County, New Mexico , USA
Found 1988
Stone Ordinary Chondrite   ( H5 )
A single mass was collected as two fragments totalling 489 grams. 

Lea County 002..............................32'2' N., 103'10' W.
Lea County , New Mexico, USA
Found 1988
Stone  Chondrite , Kakangari type (k3)
A single mass weighing 11 grams was found. 

Lea County 003..............................322.6'N 1039.2'W 
Lea County, New Mexico, USA 
Found 1999 October 26 
Ordinary chondrite (H4) 
A 4.59 g chondrite partly covered by black fusion crust was found by T. Mikouchi 
while he, P. Buchanan, K. Welton, M. Hutchison and R. Hutchison were searching 
for meteorites near Jal, New Mexico. 
Classification and mineralogy (T. Mikouchi, JSC): olivine, most grains Fa17-32, 
one chondrule has Fa1, PMD = 1.4%, CaO content 0.01-0.03 wt%; low-Ca pyroxene, 
Fs10-41Wo0.5-4, PMD = 2.4%; high-Ca pyroxene, Fs4-17Wo37-48; weathering
grade, W3. Specimens: main mass and thin section, UTok; thin section, NHM. 

Leander.....................................30'36' N., 97'54' W.
Williamson County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1940
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L).
A mass of 760g was found .

Lebedinnyl..................................55'57' N., 125'24' E.
Amur, Federated SSR, USSR,  
Found 1925
Iron.  Octahedrite?.
Found near the head of the Zeya river, a tributary of the Amur,  One 
mass of 4I0g was found.  The mass was in the collection of N.N. 
Padurov of Leningrad, but has been lost.

Leedey......................................35'53' N., 99'20' W.
Dewey County, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
Fell 1943, November 25, 1900 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A shower of stones fell, and more than 20 were recovered.  Total 
known weight about 50kg.  Analyses, 22.11 %  total  iron. 
Rare earth element abundances .

Leeds.......................................46'18' N., 71'20' W.
Quebec, Canada
Found 1931, recognized in this year
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarse (1.3mm) (IA).
A mass of 1445g is mentioned.  Analysis, 7.99 %Ni, 67.1 ppm.Ga, 241 
ppm.Ge, 2.1 ppm.Ir.  Description, contains silicate inclusions .

Leeuwfontein................................25'40' S., 28'22' E.
Engelbrecht drift, Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa
Fell 1912, June 21, 1400 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
After detonations a stone of 460g was seen to fall .

Lefroy......................................40'44' S., 146'58' E.
County Dorset, Tasmania, Australia
Found 1904
Iron.
A minute piece of 3.3 grains was found in alluvial drift 27 miles NW. of 
Launceston .

Le Gould's Stone............................23'25' S., 148'55' E.
Leichhardt district, Queensland, Australia
Found 1864, before this year
Pseudometeorite..
A mass, 10 inches in diameter, which in its fall had broken a tree, was 
found two days march beyond the Isaacs River, Very doubtful,.

Leighlinbridge..............................5240'N 658'W 
County Carlow, Ireland 
Fell 1999 November 28, 22:10 GMT 
Ordinary chondrite (L6) 
A bright fireball accompanied by detonations was observed over Carlow 
on 1999 November 28 A reward was posted by R. Elliott for the first recovered pieces. 
Four stones totaling 271.4 g (individual masses, 84.7 g, 73.3 g, 65.6 g, 47.9 g) were
recovered from the area between 1999 December 12 and 2000 January. 
Coordinates above refer to the first recovered specimen found at the side of the 
Leighlinbridge to Bagenalstown road. Classification and mineralogy (J. Bridges and M.
Grady, NMH): olivine, Fa24; shock stage, S3. 
Oxygen isotopes (A. Sexton, OU): d17O = +3.46 , d18O = +4.44 .
Specimens: Main masses, Fernlea; type specimens, 4.6 g plus thin section, NHM.

Leighton....................................34'35' N., 87'30' W.
Colbert County, Alabama, U.S.A.
Fell 1907, January 12, 2000 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite  (H5),  breccia, polymict.
After the  appearance of a fireball, and detonations, a stone of 877g 
was seen to fall 8 miles S. of Leighton.  Contains 'light' material with 
equilibrated  olivine .

Leikanger...................................61'16' N., 6'51' E.
Sognefjord, Norway
Found  1978,  July   22
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A single mass of 1513g was found on the Myrdalsbreen glacier, north 
of Leikanger.  

Lemmon......................................45'56' N., 102'11 W.
Perkins County, South Dakota
Found before 1984, recognized 1998
Ordinary Chondrite (H5)
An 6.68kg stone was found beside a fence post by a woman, she placed
the stone along her driveway border. It was recognized by Shaw while
conducting a house to house search for meteorites.
Shock stage S1, weathering grade W3.

Lenarto.....................................49' N., 21' E.    
Saros, Slovensko, Czechoslovakia
Found 1814
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.2mm) (IIIA).
A mass of 108.5kg was found on one of the highest summits of the 
Carpathians.  Analysis, 8.85 %Ni, 21.7 ppm.Ga, 43.5 ppm.Ge, 0.33 
ppm.Ir   Description, shock-annealed .

Lenawee County,.............................41'47'N.,84'11' W.
Found 1923     Michigan, U.S.A
Iron.  Octahedrite, fine (0.28mm) (IVA).
A mass of 11.5kg was found.   Reputed to have fallen in June, 1903, 
but the corrosion present makes this most unlikely; shocked and 
annealed . Analysis, 8.42 %Ni, 2.17 ppm.Ga, 0.124 ppm.Ge,18 ppm  Ir

Leon........................................37'40' N., 96'46' W.
Butler County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Found 1943
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
One stone of 30kg was found on a farm 7 miles S. of Leon.

Leonovka....................................52'16' N., 32'51' E.
Novgorod-Syeversk district, Chemigov Govt.,
Ukraine, USSR, 
Fell 1900, August 23, 2100 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
One mass of 700g fell .

Leoville....................................38'48' N., 100'25' W.
Decatur County, Kansas, U.S.A.         
Found 1961, or 1962, recognized 1965
Stone.  Carbonaceous chondrite, type III (CV3).
A 1,6kg mass was ploughed up in 1961 or 1962; a 6.5kg mass was 
found in a farmyard.  Analysis, 22.02 % total iron. 
Magnesium isotopes, references .

Le Pressoir.................................47'10' N., 0'26' E.
Indrc-ct-Lolf, France
Fell 1845, January 25, 1500 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
After detonations, a stone of about 3kg was found next day .

Leshan......................................29'36' N., 103'42' E.
Sichuan, China
Found 1964, August, or September
Iron.  Octahedrite, fine (0.5mm) (IIE).
A single mass of 344g was found. 
Analysis, 9.5 %Ni, 21.3 ppm.Ga, 68.9 ppm.Ge, 4.1 ppm. Ir.

Leslie......................................34'36'41' N., 100'51'18' W.
Hall County, Texas USA
Ordinary chondrite (H5)
An 895 g stone was found by Mr. John Hancock of Memphis , Texas,
in an old native American campsite. Stone is extremely weathered
and almost no metal except Fe oxides and calcium sulfate.

Les Ormes...................................48'21' N., 3'15' E.
Yonne, France
Fell 1857, October 1, 1700 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
After the appearance of a fireball and detonations, a stone was seen 
to fall, of which a piece weighing 125g was presented to the French 
Academy .

Lesves......................................50'22' N., 4'44' E.
Namur, Belgium
Fell 1896, April 13, 0730 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
After detonations, a stone of about 2kg was seen to fall .

Le Teilleul.................................48'32' N., 0'52' W.
Manche, France              
Fell 1845, July 14, 1500 hrs
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-rich.  Howardite (AHOW).
After detonations, a stone of 780g fell. 

Lewiston....................................34'00'30' N., 103'36'10' W.
Found  "1983 recognized "
Stone. Olivine bronzite chondrite (H4) .
A single mass of 4416 grams was found at an old abandoned house 
by Eugene Moore. It was possibly used as a door stop.

Lexington County............................34' N., 81'15' W.    
South Carolina, U.S.A.
Found   1880
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarse (2.lmm) (IAB).
A mass of 10.5lb was found on a farm.  Analysis, 6.69 %Ni, 85.4 
ppm.Ga, 316 ppm.Ge, 2.3 ppm.Ir.  The 969g end-piece in Chicago 
(FieldMus. Nat. Hist. no. Me 11 14), belongs to group IIIA.  
Description, inclusion-rich .

Liangcheng..................................40'30' N., 112'30' E.
Nei Monggol, China
Found   1959
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.3mm) (IIIAB).
A single mass of 200kg was found. 
Analysis, 7.9 %Ni, 21.6 ppm.Ga, 45.7 ppm.Ge, 0.5 ppm.Ir .

Lichtenberg.................................26'9' S., 26'11' E.
Barbania farm, Lichtenberg, Transvaal, South Africa
Fell 1973, September 26
Stone.  Chondrite.
A single mass of 4kg was seen to fall on Barbania farm.

Lick Creek..................................35'40' N., 80'15' W.    
Davidson County, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Found   1879
Iron.  Hexahedrite (IIA).
A mass of 1.24kg was found. Analysis, 5.74 %Ni. Heavily weathered .

Lider (a)...................................34'39'18' N., 101'38'24' W.
Hale County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1972, recognized in this year
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L).
A mass of 2.16kg was found.

Lider (b)...................................34'39'18' N., 101'38'24' W.
Hale County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1972, recognized in  this  year
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H).
A mass of 1.8kg was found .

Lillaverke..................................56'39' N., 15'52' E.
Kalmar, Smaland, Sweden
Fell 1930, May 11, 1600 hrs
Stone.  Olivitie-bronzite chondrite (H5), veined.
A mass of 6862g fell, N. Zenzen .

Lime Creek..................................31'33' N., 87'31' W.
Claiborne, Monroe County, Alabama, U.S.A.
Found 1834
Limestone Creek
Iron.  Ataxite, Ni-rich (IRANOM).
A mass of irregular shape, 10 inches long by 5 or 6 inches in 
thickness, was found.  The mass was found near Limestone Creek, 
Claiborne, but the name Lime Creek has been more generally used.  
Chemically  anomalous,  29.1 %Ni, 15.5  ppm.Ga, 28.5 ppm.Ge, 1.1 
ppm.Ir.  Description; an 800g piece was broken from the mass which 
was never relocated.   Shocked  and  annealed.

Limerick....................................52'34' N., 8'47' W.
County Limerick, Ireland
Fell 1813,  September  10,  0900  hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5), veined.
A shower of stones fell, after detonations, one of 17lb at Scagh, 
several smaller stones near Adare, one of 65lb at Brasky, and another 
of 24lb at Faha .

Limousin....................................45'36' N., 1'30' E.
Haute Vienne, France
Fell 1540, April 28
Doubtful..
Two stones, one the size of a barrel, are said to have fallen, but the 
evidence is not conclusive.

Lincoln County..............................39'22' N., 103'10' W.
Colorado, U.S.A.
Found 1937
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A mass of 498g was found in township 7, range 52W, Lincoln Co.
A further mass of about 4kg was also found.  Two masses listed .

Linum.......................................52'45' N., 12'54' E.
Fehrbellin, Potsdam, Germany
Fell 1854, September 5, 0800 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L).
After detonations, a stone of 1862g fell.
Analysis, 22.37 % total iron .

Linville....................................35'52' N., 81'55' W.
Burke County, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Found 1882
Iron.  Ataxite,  Ni-rich   (IRANOM).
A mass of 442g was found on Linville Mountain. 
Analysis, 15.8 %Ni,7.5 ppm.Ga, 16.1 ppm.Ge, 0.012 ppm.Ir.
Artificially reheated .

Linwood.....................................41'26' N., 96'58' W.
Butler County, Nebraska, U.S.A.
Found 1940, or 1941
Iron. Octahedrite, coarse (2.8mm), with silicate inclusions  (IA).
A mass of 46kg was harrowed up near Linwood.  Silicate inclusions 
are Odessa-type.  Analysis of the metal, 6.4 %Ni, 90.4  ppm.Ga, 374 
ppm.Ge, 2.7 ppm.Ir.  Description, plastically deformed  .

Lipovsky....................................49'5' N., 42'31' E.
Ust-Medvyeditsk, Federated SSR, USSR,
Found 1904, known in this year
Stony-iron.  Pallasite (PAL).
A mass of about 3.5kg was found. Analysis of the metal, 7.78 %Ni .

Lishui......................................31'38' N., 118'59' E.
Lishui County, Jiangsu, China
Fell 1978, September 10, 1600 hrs
Stone, Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5).
A single mass of 498g was recovered.  Analysis, 23.26 % total iron .

Lismore.....................................35'57' S., 143'20' E.  
Victoria, Australia
Found 1959, November
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.0mm) (IIIA?).
One mass of nearly 10kg was found.  Present whereabouts not known 

Lissa.......................................50'12' N., 14'51' E.
Bunzlau, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia
Fell 1808, September 3, 1530 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6), veined.
After detonations, four, possibly five, stones fell, two at Wustra and 
two at Strataw.  The total weight of these four stones was about 
10.4kg.  The largest weighing about 3kg .

Little Piney................................37'55' N., 92'5' W.
Pulaski County, Missouri, U.S.A.
Fell 1839, February 13, 1530 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene  chondrite  (L5),  xenolithic.
After the appearance of a fireball, followed by detonations, a
stone of about 50lb, which had struck an oak tree, was found 2 miles 
from Pine Bluff and 10 miles from Little Piney .

Little River (a)............................38'23' N., 98'1' W.
Rice County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Found 1967, recognized 1968
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6).
The smaller, 4.4kg, of two stones found in the area, originally
assigned to a single fall but now distinguished on textural grounds.

Little River (b)............................38'26.4' N., 98'4' W.
Rice County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Found 1965, recognized 1968
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4-5).
The larger, 11.7kg, of two stones found in the area, now distinguished 
on textural grounds .

Little Rock..................................34'31' N., 117'59' W.
Palmdale, California, U.S.A.
Found 1979, April
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6).
A single mass of 19.05kg (42lbs) was found on farm land at Littlerock .

Livingston..................................45'36' N., 110'35' W.
Park County, Montana, U.S.A.
Found 1936, October
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (0.95mm) (IIIA).
A mass of 1.6kg was found in an American indian grave. 
Analysis, 7.22 %Ni, 19.6 ppm.Ga, 35.4 ppm.Ge, 9.3 ppm.Ir. 
Description,  shock-hardened .

Livingston..................................36'25' N., 85'15' W.
Overton County, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Found 1937
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (IRANOM).
A mass of about 30lb as found, but has been lost, except for 
fragments totalling 235g.  Chemically anomalous, analysis, 6.64
%Ni, 45.3 ppm.Ga, 250  ppm.Ge, 0.73 ppm.Ir .  
Description carbon-rich, partially recrystrilised; annealed .

Lixna.......................................56'0' N., 26'26' E
Dvinsk, Latvian SSR, USSR,  Fell 1820, July 12, 1730 hrs
Liksna, Lipno, Lixsna, Uszwalda
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4), veined.
After the appearance of a fireball (moving from S. to N.), and 
detonations, a stone of about 40lb was seen to fall  at  the village of 
Lasdany; other stones fell into water and were not recovered .

Loch Tay....................................56'32' N., 4'10' W.
Scotland
Fell 1802, September
Doubtful..
Several stones are said to have fallen, but the evidence is not 
conclusive.

Lockney.....................................34'9' N., 101'18' W.
Floyd County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1944, recognized in this year
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A stone of 824g was found .

Locust Grove................................33'20' N., 84'6' W.
Henry County, Georgia, U.S.A.
Found 1857
Iron.  Hexahedrite (IIA).
A mass of 10kg was found three days after the appearance of a 
luminous meteor on 26 July, 1857.  The mass has been artifically 
heated to about I000C.  Corroded, probably not an observed fall.  
Analysis, 5.55 %Ni, 60.6 ppm.Ga, 180 ppm.Ge, 7.5 ppm.Ir .

Lodran......................................29'32' N., 71'48' E.
Multan, Punjab, Pakistan
Fell 1868, October 1, 1400 hrs
Stony-iron.  Lodranite (LOD).
After detonations, a stone fell 12 miles E. of Lodhran, and a portion of 
about 1kg was preserved.  The olivines vary in composition, the 
centres of the grains being the more iron-rich .

Logan.......................................36'35' N., 100'12' W.
Beaver County, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
Found 1918
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
Recognized in 1933.  One stone of 1315g was found .

Lohawat.....................................26'57'56'N., 72'37'36' E.
Rajasthan, India
Fell Octomber 30, 1994 23:45 local time
Achondrite (Howardite)
A stone of apx. 40kg fell in an open field, forming a 50 cm deep
crater Apx. 6kg was collected by the GSI after the event was 
reported . A polymict , regolith breccia, containing glassy spherules
and anorthositic, dunitic and garbboric clasts embbedded in a brecciated
matrix.

Lombard.....................................46'6' N., 111'24' W.
Broadwater County, Montana, U.S.A.
Found 1953, recognized in this year
Iron.  Hexahedrite (IIA).
A weathered, monocrystalline hexahedrite weighing 7kg was found.  
Analysis, 5.59 %Ni, 58.0 ppm.Ga, 174 ppm.Ge, 2.3 ppm.Ir .

Lonaconing..................................39'25' N., 79'9' W.
Allegheny County, Maryland, U-S-A.
Found 1888
Iron.  Octabedrite, coarse (2.0mm) (IIE).
A mass of 45 oz. (1.4kg) was ploughed up in Garrett County, 12 miles 
S. of the post office of Lonaconing in Allegheny County.  Possibly  
found 12 miles north of Lonaconing post office.
Analysis, 9.7 %Ni, 23.5 ppm.Ga, 62.1 ppm.Ge, 0.9 ppm.Ir .

Lone Star...................................34'15'35' N., 101'24'30' W.
Floyd County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1965, recognized 1966
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).
An incomplete stone of 4.3kg was ploughed up .

Lone Tree...................................28'15' N., 91'28'45' W.
Iowa, U.S.A.
Found 1971
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).
An orientated, weathered mass of 20.676kg was ploughed up in the 
SW. quarter of section 18 T77N., R5W, approximately three miles SW. 
of Lone Tree. 

Longchang...................................29'18' N., 105'18' E.
Sichuan, China
Found 1781
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (IVA-ANOM).
A single mass of 158.5g is in Chengdu, College of Geology.
Analysis, 8.6 %Ni, 2.1 ppm.Ga, 0.4 ppm.Ge, 4.0 ppm.Ir.

Long Island.................................39'56' N., 99'36' W.
Phillips County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Found 1891
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6), veined.
About 3000 pieces, belonging to one stone and weighing together 
about 1244lb, were found over a small area of about 15-20 ft. long by 
6 ft. wide in the comer of Phillips County, three miles W. of the town of 
Long  Island. 

Longtian ...................................27 21' N 108 30' E
Cengong, Guizhou, China
Found 1991 March 5
Iron (IIIAB)
According to the owner of the iron, Mr. Feng Liang, a 350kg iron
was dug from ~1 foot underground on a hilltop by villagers
Deying Wu and his wife while they were reclaiming virgin soil
there from February 29 - March 5, 1991. The meteorite has a
cone like shape and is 70 cm long. Petrography and mineralogy
(Y. Lin, IGG): Widmannstaetten structure, consisting
predominantly of kamacite (6.2-7.4 wt% Ni) bands (~0.9 mm in
width) with minor thin planes of taenite (<0.1 mm in width) and
accessory schreibersite. The iron is structurally classified as a
medium octahedrite. INAA (J. Wasson, UCLA): Ni 73.2 mg/g,
Co 4.95 mg/g, Cr 153 mg/g, Ga 19.3 g/g, As 3.29 g/g, Ir 9.35
g/g, Au 0.531 g/g, hence low Au, high Ir IIIAB iron.
Specimens : type specimen, 23g, CAS ; main mass Mr Feng
Liang. 

Lookout Hill................................30' S., 128'20' E.   
Western Australia, Australia
Found
Stone.  Carbonaceous chondrite, type II (CM2).
A single mass of 16.55g was found midway between Forrest and 
Forrest Lakes .

Loomis......................................40'28' N., 99'30' W.
Phelps County, Nebraska, U.S.A.
Found 1933
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
One stone of 3.02kg was found .

Loongana 001................................30'36' S, 127'10' E
Nullabor, Western Australia
Found 1990 October
Stone , Carbonaceous chondrite, equilibrated
Three pices with a total weight of 179g were found scattered amoung 
stones on a flat sandy plain.  All metal oxidized by weathering, trace 
element pattern similar to Renazzo-type chondrules.  Information and 
main mass David New.
Loongana  002  H6 
Loongana  003  L5  

Loop (a)........................................32'54' N., 102'17' W.
Gains County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1962, recognized 1964
Stone.   (L6).
One incomplete stone of 5.6kg was ploughed up .

Loop (b)........................................32'59.5' N., 102'23.3'W.
Gains County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1962, recognized 1964
Stone.  Chondrite Ordinary (H)
Apx. recovered weight 1.6 Kg

Loop (c)........................................32'59.5' N., 102'23.3'W. 
Gains County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1962, recognized 1964
Stone.   Chondrite Ordinary  
Apx. recovered weight 891 g

Loreto..........................................26' 1' N., 111'22' W.
Baja California, Mexico
Found 1896, approx.
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.2mm) (IIIA).
A mass of 209lb was found, regarded as paired with Morito
though they were found 450 miles apart.
Analysis, 7.67 %Ni, 19.3 ppm.Ga, 38.3 ppm.Ge, 3.8 ppm.Ir .


Los Angeles.......................original find location unknown 
Los Angeles County, California, USA 
Recognized 1999 October 30 
Martian basalt (shergottite) 
Two stones, weighing 452.6 g and 245.4 g respectively, were found by Bob Verish 
in his back yard while he was cleaning out a box of rocks that was part of his 
rock collection. The specimens may have been collected ~20 years ago in the Mojave
Desert. Classification and mineralogy (A. Rubin, P. Warren and J. Greenwood, UCLA): 
a basalt with a texture closely resembling that of the QUE 94201; plagioclase laths, 
43.6 vol%, An41Or4 to An58Or1, have been shocked to maskelynite;
Ca-pyroxene, 37.7 vol%, ranges from Fs45Wo13 to Fs45Wo37 to Fs72Wo24; 
other mineral modes (vol%), silica = 4.9, fayalite = 4.2, K-rich felsic glass = 2.4, 
titanomagnetite = 3.5, Ca phosphate = 2.7 (including whitlockite and chlorapatite), 
pyrrhotite = 0.7, and ilmenite = 0.2; contains a higher proportion of plagioclase 
than Shergotty or Zagami, and has pyroxene that is moderately more ferroan than that 
in QUE 94201. Specimens: main masses with finder; 30 g, UCLA; 20 g, SI. Note, one may
encounter references to the two masses as Los Angeles 001 and 002, 
or stone no. 1 and stone no. 2, respectively; these are unofficial designations.

Los Lunas...................................34'48'45' N., 106'47'30' W.
Valencia County, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Found 1978, February
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).
Two small mass totalling 95g were found .

Los Martinez................................38' N., 0'50' W.
Cervera, Murcia, Spain
Fell 1894, May
Stone.  Chondrite.
A specimen of 25g is  in  Madrid .

Los Reyes...................................19'16' N., 97'17' W.
Mexico state, Mexico
Found 1897
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (0.90mm) (IIIB).
A mass of 43lb was ploughed up about 40 miles E. of Toluca.  
The mass has been artificially reheated, distinct from Toluca.  
Analysis, 8.71 %Ni, 20.9 ppm.Ga, 40.7 ppm.Ge, 0.12 ppm.Ir .

Los Sauces..................................29'25' S., 66'51' W.
Capital, La Rioja, Argentina
Found 1937
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium.
A mass of 997kg was found .

Lost City...................................36'0.5' N., 95'9' W.
Cherokee County, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
Fell 1970, January 3, 2014 hrs
Stone.  Olivinc-bronzite chondrite (H5).
Following observations on the Prairie  Photographic network, a 
search area was delimited and four fragments totalling 17kg were 
recovered, the first only six days after the fall.  Full description, with an 
analysis, 27.64 % total iron.  The largest stone, 9.83kg, was sliced and 
specimens were loaned to investigators by the U.S. Nat. Mus. 
Cosmogenic nuclides,  Cosmic-ray tracks.

Lost Creek ..................................3907'27" N, 9810'04" W
Lincoln County, Kansas, USA
Find 1916
Ordinary chondrite (H3.8)
A single 4.018 kg stone was found by a man walking along a fence
line surrounding a farm pasture.  The stone was passed to the finder's
son where it remained until purchased in 2001 December.
Classification (A. Rubin, UCLA):  Fa19.20.3.  Shock stage, S2;
weathering grade, W3.  Specimens:  type specimen, 46 g, UCLA;
main mass, Brad Sampson.

Lost Draw...................................33'17'22' N., 102'32'35' W.
Terry County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1980
Stone.  Chondrite.
A single mass of 309g was found by an artifact hunter .

Lost Lake...................................37'39' N., 105'44' W.
Alamosa County, Colorado, U.S.A.
Found 1931, approx., recognized 1934
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L).
One stone of 111g was found .

Lost town....................................34'15' N., 84'30' W.   
Cherokee County, Georgia, U.S.A.
Found 1868
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.0mm) (IID).
A mass of about 6.5lb was ploughed up 2.5 miles SW. of Losttown, 
The mass appears to have been heated to about 550C. 
Analysis, 10.0 %Ni, 72.7 ppm.Ga, 78.0 ppm.Ge, 18 ppm Ir .

Louisville..................................38'15' N., 85'45' W.
Jefferson County, Kentucky, U.S.A.
Fell 1977, January 31, 1530 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
After a bright fireball and sonic booms, four stones  totalling 1.3kg 
were recovered within the city of Louisville .

Lowell......................................42'41' N., 71'21' W.
Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Fell 1847, November 11
Doubtful..
A mass 4 feet in diameter and weighing 442lb is said to have fallen in 
1847 .

Lowicz.......................................52'0' N., 19'55' E.
Poland
Fell 1935, March 12, 0052 hrs
Stony-iron.  Mesosiderite (MES).      
A shower of stones fell, from Seligow to Krempa, near Lowicz, and 58 
stones, totalling 59kg were found.  Metal and silicate mineralogy. 
Analysis of metal, 7.69 %Ni, 15.3 ppm.Ga, 54 ppm.Ge, 3.8  ppm.Ir, 
Olivine coronas, classification .

Loxton......................................34'27' S., 140'34' E.
Loxton, South Australia
Found about 1968
Stone Ordinary Chondrite   (L5)
A single mass weighing 22g was brought to the South Australian 
Museum in 1983 .

Loyola
Locality not known
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5).
A Complete Stone, initially of 2077g, in Washington, U.S. Nat. Mus.
was found unlabelled in the collection of Loyola Univ.  It is probably a 
stone from the  Homestead  shower.

Lua.........................................24'57' N., 75'9' E.
Pargana Begu, Rajasthan, India
Fell 1926, June 26, 1600 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5).
Two stones fell at Lua, one at Dongria, Udaipur State, and one at 
Dabra, Indore State, a mile or two distant.  The fall was first named 
Dabra.  The largest stone (8632g) fell at Lua, and 924lg were 
recovered in all. 

Lubbock.....................................33'36' N., 101'44' W
Lubbock   County,   Texas,    U.S.A.
Found 1938, November 28                  
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5).
A weathered stone of 1457.8g.

Luce........................................47'51' N., 0'29' E.
Sarthe, France
Fell 1768, September  13,  1630  hrs
Stone, Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6), veined.
After detonations a stone of 3.5kg was seen to fall .

Luceme Valley...............................34'30' N., 116'54' W.
San Bernardino County, California, U.S.A.
Found 1963, July
Stone.  Chondrite.
One complete individual, four nearly complete pieces, and two 
fragments.  Total weight 98g. They were found on the surface of 
Lucerne Dry Lake in the area of an ellipse with a major axis of about 
2.4km .

Lucerne Valley ............................30.08'N., 57'.88' W.Apx.
San Bernardino County , Califorina, USA
Found 1963 to 1999
Since 1963 17 meteorite have been found on the Lucerne Dry Lake .
LV001...15.8g...7/63.......L6.....S2..W3
Lv002... 5.8....8/63.......LL4....S2..W3
Lv003... 7.5....8/63.......H6.....S3..W3
LV004...37.4....10/63......L6.....S2..W3
LV005... 3.1....10/63......L6.....S2..W3
LV006...26.9....11/63......H4.....S2..W3
LV007... 4.8....11/63......stone
LV008... 2.0....12/64......H4.....S2..W3
LV009... 3.0....4/65.......H4.....S2..W2
LV010... 6.4....12/65......H4.....S2..W3
LV011... 3.8....5/68.......L6.....S4..W3
LV012... 1.2....5/68.......H6.....S2..W3
LV013... 4.1....5/9/92.....L6
LV014... 3.4....9/26/98....L5.....S2..W3
LV015...12.5....10/25/98...LL6....S3..W2
LV016... 4.1....11/14/98...L5.....S2..W3
LV017...12.8....3/30/98....L6.....S3..W4

Lucky Hill.................................17'54' N., 77'38' W.
Bellevue, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica
Found 1885
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (IIIA).
An oxidised mass of over 45lb was dug up from 2 feet below the 
surface.  Analysis, 7 %Ni, 21 ppm.Ga, 46 ppm.Ge, 0.4 ppm.Ir .

Lueders.................................
Shackelford Co. Texas USA
Found 1973 recognized 1996
Iron
Classified as an anomalous coarse octahedrite with silicated inclusions

Luis Lopez.................................34'0' N., 106'58' W.
Socorro County, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Found 1896
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.2mm) (IIIB).
A mass of about 7kg was picked up about 5 miles SW. of Socorro.   
Analysis, 8.64 % Ni, 20.1 ppm.Ga, 41.9 ppm.Ge, 0.15 ppm.Ir 
Description; shock-deformed and annealed .

Lujan......................................34'40' S., 59'22' W.
Buenos Aires province, Argentina
Found 1878, before this year
Iron.  Octahedrite?.
A piece of about 50g was found 6 m deep in Quaternary formations 
below the remains of a megatherium.  A thoroughly oxidised iron, 
mainly limonite.  Very little preserved.  Coordinates given as 34'33'S., 
59'8'W, and date of find as 1892 .

Lumpkin....................................32'2' N., 84'46' W.
Stewart County, Georgia, U.S.A.
Fell 1869, October 6, 1145 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6).
After detonations, a stone of about 0.75lb was seen to fall 12 miles 
SW. of Lumpkin. 

Lunan.......................................24'48' N., 103'18' E.
Weize, Lunan County, Yunan, China
Fell 1980, April 4, 1700  hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6).
A single mass of 2.52kg fell .

Lundsgard...................................56'13' N., 13'2' E.
Ljungby, Skane, Sweden
Fell 1889, April 3, 2030  hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
After the appearance of a luminous meteor and detonations, a stone 
of about 11kg was found .

Luotolax....................................61'12' N., 27'42' E
Viborg, Finland
Fell 1813, December 13, 1000 hrs, approx. time
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-rich.  Howardite (AHOW).
After detonations, a shower of stones fell on to the surface of the ice of 
a lake near the village of Luotolax and a few were recovered .

Luponnas....................................46'13' N., 5'0' E.
Ain, France
Fell 1753, September 7, 1300 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H3-5), brecciated.
After detonations, two stones were found, one of 9kg at Luponnas and 
the other of 5kg at Pont de Vesle.  Very little appears to have been 
preserved.  

Luray.......................................39'7' N., 98'41' W.
Russell County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Found, year not reported
Stone.  Chondrite.
Listed, total known weight 861g .

Lusaka......................................7'13' S., 29'26' E.
Zaire
Fell 1951, April, before this time
A small meteorite, which fell before April 1951, is at Elizabethville .

Lushton.....................................40'44'59' N., 97'44'59' W.
York County, Nebraska, USA
Found 1914, reported 1984
Stone Ordinary Chondrite   (L6)
A total of 6.7 kg was found one mile NE of Lushton .

Lusk........................................42'46' N., 104'21' W.
Niabrara County, Wyoming, U.S.A.
Found    1940
Iron.  Octahedrite, very oxidized.
An oxidized mass of 46g was found .

Lutschaunig's Stone.........................27' S., 70' W. 
Atacama, Chile
Found    1861
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A mass of over 100kg was found in a "quebrada" in the desert about 
1861 and fragments were brought as silver ore to Mr. A. Lutschaunig's 
mill at Copiapo to be crushed. 
Repository of the large mass unknown.