P's..ARN's History of Meteorites
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Pacula......................................21'3' N., 99'18' W
Jacala, Hidalgo, Mexico
Fell 1881, June 18, afternoon
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6), brecciated.
Three pieces were recovers weighing together about 3.4kg.
and the largest 2kg .

Padvaminkai.................................55'40' N., 25' E.
Androniski, Lithuanian SSR, USSR
Fell 1929, February 9, 0045 hrs
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-rich.  Eucrite (shergottite) (AEUC).
Eleven stones were found some months after the fall, totalling 3858g. 
The largest  is 2128g.  Padvatninkai has ferrohypersthene.

Page City...................................39'10'N., 101'17' W.
Thomas County, Kansas, USA
Found 1980
Iron, fine octahedrite (IVA)
A 13.63kg iron was found by Ernest Kistler while plowing a field.
Ni 9.55%

Paint Creek.................................40'30' N., 82' W. 
Holmes County, Ohio, U.S.A.
Fell 1868
Doubtful.  Iron.
A mass of 20.5lb, said to have been seen to fall in 1868, was 
presented to Wooster College, Wooster,Ohio, in 1935. Not mentioned .

Paitan......................................17'45'16' N., 120'28'39' E.
Paitan, Province Ilocos Sur Luzon , Philippines
Fell May 1910, recognized 1986
Stone. Olivine bronzite chondrite ( H6 ) .
One fist sized stone was found some weeks after sighting a bright 
fireball. The stone was kept for about 75 years as a family charm.

Palahatchie.................................32'19' N., 89'43' W.
Rankin County, Mississippi, U.S.A.
Fell 1910, October 17
Stone.  Chondrite.
A small stone fell near Palahatchie.  The proper spelling of the town is 
Pelahatchee.  Main mass, Univ. Mississippi .

Palca de Aparzo.............................23'7' S, 65'6' W
Jujuy Provience, Argentina
Fell 1988 September 14     6:50
Ordinary Chondrite (L5)
After the appearance of a luminous meteor followed by detonations, a 
shower of many stones fell.  A total of 1439g was recovered, 
consisting of two large stones (282 and 104g ) and several smaller 
ones.  

Palermo....................................34'33' S., 58'26' W.
Capital Federal, Buenos Aires province, Argentina
Fell 1966, or found 
Included in a table.

Palinshih...................................43'29' N., 118'37' E.
Liaoning, China
Fell 1914, July
Iron.  Octahedrite.
One mass of 18kg fell near Palinshih  .

Palmersville ...............................36°27.99' N, 88°36.17' W
Weakley County, Tennessee, USA
Found 1908 summer
Ordinary chondrite (H5)
A single 9.979 kg stone was found by John T. Fagan in 1908 on his
tobacco patch near Palmersville.  The crop had been cultivated the
previous day with a mule and harrow, and the meteorite was not
believed to be there then.  It was given to Mr. Fagan's grandson, Dr.
Hugh Berryman around 1967.  Classification (A. Rubin, UCLA):
Ordinary chondrite, Fa18.3±0.1, S3; W3.  Specimens:  type specimen,
40.82 g, UCLA; main mass, Hugh Berryman.

Palmyra.....................................39'48' N., 91'30' W.
Marion County , Missouri, USA
Fell 1926 January 20 ,  1730 hrs
Stone Olivine hypersthene chondrite  (L3)
A single mass 133grams was recovered from a field 2 miles E of 
Palmyra after a bright fireball. 

Palo Blanco Creek...........................36'30' N., 104'30' W.   
Colfax County, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Found  1954,   approx.  
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-rich.  Eucrite (AEUC).
20.5g Albuquerque, Univ. of New Mexico . 

Paloduro....................................34'54' N., 101'13' W.
Armstrong County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1935
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarse (1.6mm) (IIIE).
A mass of 3kg was found.  
Analysis, 9.1 %Ni, 19.7 ppm.Ga, 37.7 ppm.Ge, 0.09 ppm.Ir.

Palolo Valley...............................21'18' N., 157'47' W.
Oahu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
Fell 1949, April 24
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
One stone of 682g is in the the Univ. of Hawaii .

Pampa  (a)..................................23'12' S., 70'26' W.
10 km north of Pampa , Chile
Found February 25, 1986
Stone . Olivine hypersthene chondrite ( L6 ) .
A single stone of 370 grams was found.

Pampa  (b)..................................23'12' S., 70'26' W.
10 km north of Pampa, Chile
Found March 2, 1986
Stone. Olivine hypersthene chondrite ( L5 ) .
A total of 10 kgs were found by a Chilean propector.

Pampa (c)...................................23'12'S, 70'26' W
Near Mejilhones, Antofagasta Chile
Found 1986
Stone Ordinary Chondrite (L6)
At least three stones totalling about 25 kg were found.

Pampa (e)...................................23'12' S., 70'26' W.
Betweem Antofagasta and Mejillones , Chile
Found 1987 and 1991
Ordinary Chondrite   ( L6,S1 )
Several stones with a total mass of about 10 kg were found by 
Edmundo Martinez de los Rios in 1987.  In 1991 he and Michael 
Zolensky found an additional 10 grams.

Pampa de Agua Blanca........................24'10' S., 69'50' W.
Antofagasta, Chile
Found 1916, known before this year         
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L).
l0g of much oxidized fragments are in the Field Mus.,
Chicago, but nothing is known of its history.

Pampa del Infiemo...........................26'41' S., 61'5' W.
Avia Terai, Chaco,  Argentina
Found 1895
Stone.  Olivine-hypcrsthene chondrite (L6).
A mass of 896g was found in ploughing
Shocked, contains ringwoodite .

Pampanga....................................15'5' N., 120'42' E.
Luzon, Philippines
Fell 1859, April 5, 1700 hrs
Stone.  Ohvine-hypersthene chondrite (L5), brecciated.
A stone fell near the village of Mexico.  The main mass, the
original weight of which was 10.5kg, has been lost .

Pampa Providencia...........................24'27' S., 69'34.3' W.
Antofagasta , Chile
Found Octomber 1994
Iron, medium octahedrite (IIIAB)
A 12.4 kg mass was found in the desert by a geologist doing a routine
geological reconnaissance.

Pan de Azucar...............................26'30' S.,'30' W.
Atacama, Chile
Found 1887
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarse (2.2mm) (IA).
A mass of about 43lb was found about 67 miles from the port of Pan 
de Azucar.  Analysis, 6.84 %Ni, 82.1 ppm.Ga, 308 ppm.Ge, 2  ppm Ir.

Paneth's Iron
No location known
Found 1873, known in this year
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarse (1.5mm) (IIIE).
Three slices of a  mass, the estimated minimum weight of which is 
150kg, were mis-labelled Toluca.  All three had passed through the 
hands of the London dealer/collector John Calvert.  The mass was 
artificially reheated; contains the carbide haxonitc.
Analysis, 8.98 %Ni, 16.9 ppm.Ga, 34.1 ppm.Ge, 0.37 ppm. Ir.

Panhandle...................................35'20' N., 101'23' W.
Carson County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1969, July 17
Stone.  Olivine-bfonzit6 chondritc (H5).
A single stone, weighing 1.36kg, was found by a farmer.

Pannikin....................................32'2'30' S., 126'11' E.
Nullarbor Plain, Western Australia
Found 1965
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
Two fragments, 10.4g and 3.2g. were found in a distinct impact pit 3.5 
miles cast of Cocklebiddy Tank, near the Eyre Highway; they have no  
crust .

Pantat......................................8'4' N., 124'17' E.
Lanao, Mindanao, Philippines
Fell 1938, June 16, 2045 hrs                    
Stone.  Ofivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
16 stones were recovered. Thousands as big as corn and rice grains 
fell on roofs.  Has light-dark texture, and is gas-rich, H.E.
Analysis, 26.47 % total iron.

Paracutu
Minas Gerais, Brazil, Co-ordinates not reported
Found
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarse (2.6mm) (IA).
Very little information available on this  iron. 
Analysis, 7.54 %Ni, 80.4 ppm.Ga, 320 ppm Ge, 2.6 ppm. Ir.

Para de Minas...............................19'52' S., 44'37' W
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Found 1934, about
Iron.  Octahedrite, fine (0.33mm) (IVA).
A mass of 116.3kg is said to have fallen on the ranch Palmital, 12km 
south of Para de Minas.  Analysis, 7.99 %Ni .

Paragould...................................36'4' N., 90'30' W.
Greene County, Arkansas, U.S.A.
Fell 1930, February 17, 0408 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite, amphoterite (LL5).
Two stones fell, one of 80lb and one of 820lb.  Unequilibrated, mean 
silicate composition.

Parambu.....................................6'14' S., 40'42' W.
Ceara, Brazil
Fell 1967, July 24, 1900 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite, amphoterite (LL5).
After the appearance of a  fireball travelling from southwest to 
northeast, and detonations, a shower of meteorites was seen to fall.  A 
complete individual, 595g, 4 other stones each weighing some 
hundreds of grams and more than 22 small fragments weighing from 
50g to only a few grams each were soon recovered.  Heavy trace 
metal content.  Analysis,18.95 % total iron.

Paranaiba...................................19'8' S., 51'40' W.
Sant'Ana, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Fell 1956
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6), veined.
A mass of about 100kg fell on the Fazenda Can-Can (or Cancii), near 
Sant'Ana in the state of Mato Grosw, about 70km NW. of Paranaiba 
and 80km from the mouth of the Rio Apore.  
Analysis,  20.86  % total iron .

Park........................................39'6'36' N., 100'21'42' W.
Gove County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Found 1969, recognized in this year
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L).
Two masses, totalling 13kg, were found.

Park City...................................location unknown 
Summit County, Utah, USA 
Found ~1934 
Iron meteorite, hexahedrite (IIAB) 
An iron meteorite was acquired by William Cole prior to 1935. 
Over 50 years later, his wife remembered that he got it while working at 
the Silver King Mine near Park City, although it is not known whether 
he actually found it himself. 
Classification and analysis (T. McCoy, SI; J. Wasson, UCLA): 
contains coarse kamacite crystals (up to 14 cm), mm-sized schreibersite, 
and remelted troilite nodules; bulk metal composition, Co = 0.456 wt%, Ni =
5.89 wt%, Ga = 57.0 ppm, As = 5.14 ppm, Ir = 2.31 ppm, Au = 0.661 ppm. 
Specimens: 630.5 g, SI; 12.8 g, UCLA; main mass, 9.049 kg, 
plus slices of 669, 1052 and 835 g with a friend of the Cole family.

Park Forest 41°29'05" N, 87°40'45" W
Cook County, Illinois, USA
Fell 2003 March 26, approx. 23:50 hrs
Ordinary chondrite (L5)
A bright fireball was seen by numerous observers in parts of Illinois,
Indiana, Wisconsin and Ohio around midnight of March 26, 2003.
Numerous stones fell, mostly concentrated in the area of the village
of Park Forest. At least two houses in Park Forest were struck, as
was the Fire Station. Dozens of other stones or fragments of stones
were recovered in the area in the hours and days following the fall.
Total mass recovered is more than 18 kg, largest stone ~ 3 kg in
possession of finder. Description and classification (S. Simon,
UChi; M. Wadhwa, FMNH; P. Sipiera, PSF): Most stones are partly
to fully fusion-crusted. Some broken faces show brecciated texture,
angular clasts. Cross-cutting dark veins and dark pockets may be of
impact melt origin. No visible chondrules in hand sample. Abundant
troilite and metal visible in some broken faces. Chondrules and
maskelynite are visible in thin section. Classified as an L5 chondrite:
mean olivine composition Fa24.7, mean low-Ca pyroxene Fs20.7Wo1.6.
Shock stage S5. Specimens: type specimen 545g (hit fire station),
FMNH. Other stones at FMNH: 1200g, 529g, 183g, 159g, 125g.

Parma Canyon................................43'48' N., 110'0' W.   
Ada County, Idaho, U.S.A.
Found 1940, April 2
Iron.  Octahedrite?.
A mass of 2.15kg was found.  The above latitude and longitude cited 
by Leonard, are those of Parma, which is in Canyon Co., not Ada  Co..  
There is evidently some confusion. 

Parnallee...................................9'14' N., 78'21' E.
Madura district, Tamil Nadu, India
Fell 1857, February 28, 1200 hrs               
stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite, amphoterite (LL3), brccciatcd.
After detonations, two stones, one of about 134lb and the other of 
37lb, were seen to fall.  Unequilibrated, analysis, 18.29 % total iron.  
Pamallee is said to be 16 miles south of Madura, but no village with 
this or a similar name can be traced in the district.  The place of fall is 
probably Perunali, Ramnad district, 9'14'N., 78'21'E., 52  miles  SSE.  
of Madura .

Parsa.......................................26'12' N., 85'24' E.
Muzaffarpur district, Bihar, India
Fell 1942, April 14
Stone.  Enstatite chondrite (E4).
Two stones, weighing about 600g and 200g fell near Parsa and Paro 
respectively, on opposite sides of the Gandak river.

Pasamonte...................................36'13' N., 103'24' W.
Union County, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Fell 1933, March 24, 0500 hrs                   
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-rich.  Eucrite (AEUC).
75 stones, totalling 3-4kg, the largest under 300g were collected along 
a track 28 miles long .

Patora......................................20'56'13' N., 82'3' E.
Gariaband Tahsil, Raipur district, Madhya Pradesh, India
Fell 1969, October 20, 1 100 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6).
After a bright object was seen in the sky, two stones fell.  A 4kg 
individual fell in the eastern outskirts of Patora village, and a smaller, 
375g stone in the vicinity of Sendar village, about 1 mile west of 
Patora.  Both stones were collected on the day of the fall and 
deposited at the police headquarters at Rajim, 11 miles west of Patora 

Patos de Minas..............................18'35' S., 46'32' W.
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Found 1925
Iron.  Hexahedrite (IIA).
A mass of 32kg is said to have fallen in 1925 in the Corrego Areado, 
near Patos de Minas.  Analysis, 5.36 %Ni, 59.8 ppm.Ga, 170 ppm.Ge, 
43 ppm.Ir  Weathered, did not fall in 1925, 

Patricia....................................32'30' N., 102'2' W.
Martin County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found, year not reported
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
A mass of 14.9kg was found . 

Patrimonio..................................19'32' S., 48'34' W.
Conceiciio Aparecida, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Fell 1950, August 6, 0905 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
At least 20 stones fell, and masses of from 600 to 1800g were 
recovered .  Analysis, 21.51 % total iron .

Patti.......................................38'8' N., 14'58' E.
Messina, Sicily, Italy
Fell 1922, approx.
Iron.  Octahedrite.
A mass of unknown weight was recovered after the fall .  The 
coordinates are of the town of Patti.  Shock deformation structures .

Patwar......................................23'9' N., 91'11' E.
Tippera district, Chittagong, Bangladesh
Fell 1935, July 29, 1420 hrs                      
Stony-iron.  Mesosiderite (MES).
Five masses were recovered, the largest 23kg, totalling 37.35kg.  
Analysis of metal, 9.9 %Ni, 9.6 ppm.Ga, 39.3 ppm.Ge, 2.1 ppm.Ir.  
Corona structure .

Paulding County.............................34' N., 84'48' W.
Paulding County, Georgia, U.S.A.
Found 1901, approx.
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarse.
A mass, of which oxidized fragments weighed 725g, was found.   
Analysis,  6.34  %Ni .

Pavel.......................................43'28' N., 25'31' E.
Veliko Tumovo, Bulgaria
Fell 1966, February 28, 1400 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H).
The fall of two stones, 2968g and 6.15g, was preceded by 
detonations.  Witnesses observed the fall which occurred a few 
hundred metres from the village of Pavel, in northern Bulgaria . The 
trajectory was from west to east. Analysis, 26.19  % total iron .

Pavlodar....................................51'10' N., 77'20' E.
Semipalatinsk, Kazan  SSR, USSR,    
Found 1885
Stony-iron.  Pallasite (PAL).
A mass of 4.5kg was found near the village of Jamyscheva .
Analysis of metal, 7.92 %Ni, 23.2 ppm.Ga, 74 ppm.Ge, 5 ppm.Ir. 

Pavlodar....................................52'18' N.,  77'2' E.
Kazakhstan, Kazan  SSR, USSR
Fell 1938, May 23, 1340 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
A mass of 120g fell at Pavlodar.  Total weight given as 142.5g in four 
fragments .

Pavlograd...................................48'32' N., 35'59' E.
Ekaterinoslav, Ukraine, USSR,     
Fell 1826, May 19
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A stone of about 40kg is said to have fallen in a field of Frau Sorbinov   
Analysis, 21.33 % total iron.  Whether any specimens in collections 
really came from such a stone is by no means certain.  They are all 
very similar to  Bachmut.  However it has been shown from radiation 
ages that Bachmut and Pavlograd specimens belong to different falls, 
but some confusion exists .

Pavlovka....................................52'2' N., 43' E.   
Balashov, Sartov region, Federated SSR, USSR,
Fell 1882, August 2, 1700 hrs
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-rich.  Howardite (AHOW).
A stone of about 2kg fell, after detonations .

Payson .....................................34º14' 111º24'
Gila, Arizona  10/21/2001 
L6 S2 W1 25.1 . Killgore 21 Kg1

Pe ..........................................11°20.02' N, 3°32.53' W
Houndé, Burkina Faso
Fell 1989 June 14, 7:30 local time
Ordinary chondrite (L6)
A fist-sized stone (weight unknown) was seen to fall by farmers
working in a field near the Pê, southwestern Burkina Faso. The chief
of the village threw the stone away because it was thought to be a
bad omen; later, however, geologists from Bureau of Mines and
Geology of Burkina Faso in Ouagadougou managed to retrieve few
fragments. Mineralogy and classification (M. Bourot-Denise,
MNHNP): Ordinary chondrite, L6 (Fa25.4Fs22.1), S1, W0, very friable.
Specimens: type specimen, 11.1 g, MNHNP; some fragments,
Museum of Bureau of Mines and Geology of Burkina Faso in Ouagadougou.

Peace River.................................56'8' N., 117'56' W.
Alberta, Canada
Fell 1963, March 31, 0435 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
The fireball travelled N.75'E., detonated at a height of 13 km and 
broke into two main fragments.  The smaller was recovered as a 
number of pieces broken on impact in the predicted fall area on April 
24, after snow had melted.  Total weight recovered 45.76kg. Largely 
out-gassed, shocked, and contains wadsleyite .

Pecklesheim.................................51'40' N., 9'15' E.
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Fell 1953, March  3,  1430  hrs
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-poor. Unique type (ACANOM).
After a whining noise, the stone, 117.8g, struck the branch of a tree 
and fell at the feet of workmen.  The place of fall is 3.5 km ENE. of 
Pecklesheim and 12 km N. of Warburg.  This brecciated stone 
comprises 90% bronzite, Fs14.4, 2-3% ,chromite, rare feldspar, An90-
94 and An81, Co-rich kamacite  and  taenite, 4.16% and 1.08% Co  
respectively, trogite and tridymite.

Peck's Spring...............................32' N., 102' W.
Midland County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1926
Stone.  Ofivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5).
A mass of 1600g was found.  The analysis is doubted, alumina 
being improbably high . 

Peekskill...................................41'17' N, 73'55' W
New York, USA
Found 1992 Octomber 9, 1950 EDT (23:50)          
Ordinary chondrite (H6, monomict breccia)
After a fireball and loud noise a stone fell on Michelle Knapp's car 
parked before her house at 207 Wells street, Peekskill. A stone of 
12,370 g and about 200 g in fragments were recovered.  

Peetz.......................................40'57' N., 103'5' W.
Logan County, Colorado, U.S.A.
Found 1937
Stone.  Olivinc-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A mass of 11,5kg was found in NW, 1/4, nct, 30, township 12, range 
50W, Logan County .

Pei Xiati...................................34'42' N., 117' E. 
Pei County, Jiangsu, China
Found 1917, before this year
Iron.
A single mass weighing over 400kg is listed, without further references 

Pena Blanca Spring..........................30'7.5' N., 103'7' W.
Marathon, Brewster County, Texas, U.S.A.
Fell 1946, August 2, afternoon hrs               
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-poor.  Aubrite (AUB).
Fell into a murky pond near Marathon; about 70kg were
recovered, including masses of 47kg and 13kg.  Large enstatite 
crystals, cream-coloured fusion crust .

Pennyweight.................................28'7' S., 122'5' S.
Pennyweight Point well , Western Austrlia
Found May 1982
Iron. Ungrouped (IRANOM)
A single mass weighing 12.7g was found by A.W. R. Bevan.
Possibly a metal nodule of a messosiderite.
Analysis 8.2%Ni .

Penokee.....................................39'21' N., 99'55' W.
Graham County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Found 1947, known before this year
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
A stone, initially of 3580g, is in Washington, U.S. Nat. Mus.

Penouille...................................48'51' N., 64'26' W.
Comte Gaspe-Est, Province du Quebec , Canada
Found 1984, recognized 1994
Iron  (Medium octahedrite, IAB )
An iron of 72.5 grams was foun by a then 8 year old boy, Christian 
Couture an a sand beach on the south side of Penouille Peninsula 
about 1 km south of the village. 

Pentolina...................................43'12' N., 11'10' E.
Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Fell 1697, January 13, 1700 hrs
Doubtful.  Stone?.
Several stones are reported to have fallen at Pentolina and other 
places near Siena, including one of 13 oz.  They were black outside, 
inside "like an iron ore".  The evidence of a meteoritic nature is not 
conclusive.

Pep.........................................33'43'48' N., 102'34'36' W.
Hockley County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1966
Stone.  Chondrite.
Listed, total known weight 591g .

Peramiho....................................10'40' S., 35'30' E.
Nguni, Ruvuma, Tanzania
Fell 1899, October 24, 0700 hrs
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-rich. Eucrite (AEUC).
After detonations, and appearance of light, a stone of 165g was found. 

Perpeti.....................................23'19'30' N., 91'0' E.
Tippera district, Chittagong, Bangladesh
Fell 1935, May 14, 2300 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
Fourteen stones were recovered.  The largest 6869.8g, totalling 
23.474kg. 
 
Perryton....................................36'21.2' N., 100'43.9' W.
Ochiltree County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found about 1983 recognized 1995
Ordinary Chondrite  (LL6)
A 2.224 kg stone was found by H. Pletcher while plowing a grain field.
Main mass  is with Blaine Reed .

Perryville..................................37'44' N., 89'51' W.
Perry County, Missouri, U.S.A.
Found 1906
Iron.  Octahedrite, pessitic (0-06mm) (IIC).
A mass of 17.5kg was found.  Analysis, 9.27 %Ni.

Persimmon Creek.............................35'3' N., 84'14' W.
Cherokee County, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Found 1893
Iron.  Octahedrite, plessitic, with silicates  (IB).
A mass of about 5kg was found.  Analysis, 14.5 %Ni+Co, analysis of  
metal,14.45 %Ni, 34.7 ppm.Ga, 78.3 ppm.Ge, 0.65  ppm.Ir.  
A member of the Copiapo class of irons with silicate inclusions,  
Description,  related to carbon-rich group IB irons .

Perth.......................................56'24' N., 3'26' W.
Perthshire, Scotland
Fell 1830, May 17, 1230 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite, amphoterite (LL5).
A stone, 7 inches in diameter, fell at Perth in a field known as the 
North Inch of Perth.  Only two small pieces weighing together about 2g 
appear to have been preserved.  They were in the collection of Dr. 
Thomson of Glasgow, but passed into the possession of Mr. W. Nevill 
of Godalming, by whom one was presented to the British Museum and  
the other to the Geol. Surv. Museum in Calcutta.  

Pervomaisky................................56'38' N., 39'26' E.
Ivanovo-Vosnesenk district, Vladimir,
Federated   SSR, USSR,
Fell 1933, December 26, 1800 hrs           
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A shower of stones fell over an area of 4 km by 5 km near 
Pervomaisky, (56'38'N., 39'26'E.), and at least 66, ranging from 10kg 
to 30g were recovered, 66kg collected.
Analysis, 21.73 % total iron .

Pesyanoe....................................55'30' N., 66'5' E.
Kurgan, Federated SSR, USSR, 
Fell 1933, October 2, 0600 hrs
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-poor.  Aubrite (AUB).
Stones totaring 3393g fell.  The largest weighing  905g.
Gas-rich, light-dark structure .

Petelkole ..................................14°3.12' N, 0°25.20' E
Téra, Niger
Fell 1995 April 10
Ordinary chondrite (H5)
The fall occurred in the afternoon and was eye-witnessed by a shepherd
in the campground of Garauol Olo, near Pétèlkolé, Téra district,
not far from the border with Burkina Faso. One stone of 189 g
was collected just after the impact, under few centimetres of sand.
An investigation in Pétèlkolé led by Ama Salah Issack (Department
of Geological and Mining Research) confirmed that only one stone
was collected and provided the coordinates of the fall. Mineralogy
and classification (L. Latouche, MNHNP): Ordinary chondrite, H5
(Fa18Fs16), S2, W0. Specimens: type specimen, 30 g, MNHNP, 60 g
Africa Museum, Brussels, Belgium; main mass, University of Niamey,
Niger.

Petersburg..................................35'18' N., 86'38' W.
Lincoln County, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Fell 1855, August 5, 1530 hrs
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-rich.  Howardite (AHOW).
After detonations, a stone of about 4lb was seen to fall, 
Classification and details of variable pyroxene composition .

Petropavlovka...............................48'12  N., 43'44' E.
Nizhne Chirskaya, Federated SSR, USSR,
Found 1916
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).
One  stone  was  found  weighing  1.773kg. 
Analysis, 26.04 % total iron .

Petropavlovsk...............................53'21' N., 87'11' E.
Mrasa  River, Tomsk, Federated SSR, USSR,
Found 1841
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.3mm) (IRANOM).
A mass of about 7kg was found 31.5 feet deep in golden alluvium.  
Analysis, 8.1%Ni, 21.7 ppm.Ga, 48.6  ppm.Ge, 0.57  ppm. Ir.

Pettiswood..................................53'32' N., 7'20' W.
Westmeath, Ireland
Fell 1779
Stone.
A light-coloured stone, almost white, with a light brown crust. The 
evidence is fairly conclusive that this was a genuine fall, though 
nothing is now preserved.

Pevensey....................................34'47' S., 144'40' E.
Old Man Plain, County Waradgery, New South
Wales, Australia
Found 1868, to 1870
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite, amphoterite (LL5).
A stone of 9.5lb was found in a paddock, 10 miles from Hay and 15 
miles south of the Murrumbidgee river .

Phillips County.............................40'27' N., 102'23' W.
Colorado, U.S.A.
Found 1935
Stony-iron.  Pallasite (PAL).
One mass of 3lb was found.  Analysis of metal, 12.0 %Ni,17.2 
ppm.Ga, 34.4 ppm.Ge, 0.085 ppm. Ir.

Phillips County.............................40'0' N., 99'15' W.
Kansas, U.S.A.
Fell 1901, May 9
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L).
Two stones, of total weight 57.9kg, were seen to fall .

Phu Hong....................................11'15' N., 108'35' E.   
Binh-Chanh, Vietnam
Fell 1887,  September  22
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4), veined.
A nearly spherical stone, 10 cm in diameter and weighing about 500g 
fell .

Phulmari....................................20'8' N., 75'30' E.
Aurangabad district, Maharashtra, India
Found 1936, known before this year
Stone.
A mass of 4064g is said to have fallen 20 miles NNE. of Aurangabad, 
near the village of Phulmari. 

Phum Sambo..................................12'0' N., 105'29' E.
Kompong Cham, Cambodia
Fell 1933, January 9, 1630 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).
A mass of 7.8kg and fragments were collected.

Phuoc-Binh..................................15'43' N., 108'6' E.
Quang Nam, Vietnam
Fell 1941, July 18, 1600 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H).
One stone of 11kg was seen to fall. 

Piancaldoli.................................44'11'39' N., 11'30'8' E.
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Fell 1968, August 10, 2014 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite, amphoterite (LL3).
A  fireball was widely observed from Yugoslavia to northern
and central Italy.  It exploded and broke up. Three fragments, 7.55g, 
5.10g and 0.41g, were partly covered with fusion crust. 
Analysis, 19.73 % total iron .

Picacho.....................................33'12' N., 105'0' W.
Lincoln County.  New Mexico, U.S.A.
Found 1952
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.0mm) (IIIA).
A mass of 22kg was found 10 miles SE. of Picacho, B.
Analysis, 7.08 %Ni, 19.1 ppm.Ga, 33.9 ppm.Ge, 19  ppm. Ir. 

Pickens County..............................34'30' N., 84'30' W.
Georgia, U.S.A.
Found 1908
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6).
A stone of 400g was found; analysis (doubtful, alumina improbably  
high) .

Picote......................................41'22' N., 6'14' W.
Miranda, Traz-os-Montes, Portugal
Fell 1843, September, late in the month
Stone.
Three stones fell, the largest 1125g, but nothing is now preserved .

Piedade do Bagre............................18'56'30' S., 44'59' W.
Curvelo, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Found 1922
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (0.7mm) (TRANOM).
A mass of 130lb was found 10 miles SW. of Piedade do Bagre. 
Not part of the Curvello fall; has an anomalously small bandwidth . 
Chemically anomalous, 7.51 %Ni, 15.1 ppm.Ga, 25.7 ppm.Ge, 11 
ppm. Ir.

Piedmont....................................44'55' N., 8'0' E.
Piemonte, Italy
Fell 1583, March 2
Doubtful..
A stone the size of a pomegranate fell,
The evidence of meteoritic nature is not conclusive.

Pierceville.................................37'52' N., 100'40' W.
Finney County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Found 1917
Iron.  Octahedrite (IIIB?).
A very weathered mass of 100kg was found .

Pierceville.................................37'52' N., 100'40' W.
Finney County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Found 1939
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
One stone of 2.125kg was found .

Pigick......................................35º54.4'S 141º51.3'E 
Victoria, Australia 
Found ~1994 
Ordinary chondrite (H5) 
Eight fragments totaling 690 g were found by Daryl Wedding while he was 
plowing wheat paddocks. Individual masses were 169, 156, 110, 103, 63, 58, 26.4, 
and 7.6 g. The Rainbow meteorite (see below) was found in the same paddocks. 
Classification and mineralogy (W. Birch, Vict): olivine, Fa18.8; 
pyroxene, Fs16.6Wo1.5; shock stage, S3; weathering grade, W2; contains minor oligoclase. 
Specimens: stones of 169, 156, 63, and 26.4 g, Vict; other masses with finder.

Pillistfer..................................58'40' N., 25'44' E.
Vohma, Estonian SSR,  USSR
Fell 1868, August 8, 1230 hrs
Stone.  Enstatite chondrite (E6).
After detonations several stones fell, and four were found, at Aukoma, 
Kurla, Wahhe, and Sawiauk, weighing respectively about 14kg, 7.5kg, 
1.5kg and 0.25kg.  The metal contains over 1% Si, A.E. Ringwood .  
Analysis, 27.78 %  total iron .

Pima County.................................32'12' N., 111'0' W.   
Arizona, U.S.A.
Found 1947, before this year
Iron.  Hexahedrite (IIA).
A small mass of 210g, said to have been found near Tucson, Pima 
County.  Analysis, 5.56 %Ni, 60.3 ppm.Ga, 181 ppm.Ge, 8.9  ppm.Ir  
The mass is only part of an unidentified iron.  A shock recrystallised  
hexahedrite.  Fusion crust due to oxyacetylene cutting .

Pine Bluffs.................................41'11' N., 104'4' W.
Laramie County, Wyoming, U.S.A.
Found 1935
Stone.  Chondrite?.
One stone of 2.7kg was recognized as meteoritic in 1938 .

Pine Dam....................................30'25' S., 138'00' E.
South Australia
Found March 30, 1976
Stone Olivine hypersthene chondrite   (L5) .
A singele 200.4 gram mass was found near Pine Dam , Myrtle Springs 
station, NW of Leigh Creek, south Australia by an aboriginal.

Pine River..................................44'8' N., 89'5' W.
Waushara County, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Found 1931
Iron. Octahedrite, medium, (1.2mm), with silicate  inclusions (IANOM).
One mass of 3.6kg was found.  Analysis of metal, 7.40 %Ni, 76.9 
ppm.Ga, 234 ppm.Ge, 2.6 ppm.Ir. 
Description, unusual forms of graphite in kamacite .

Pinnaroo....................................35'23' S., 140'55' E.
County Chandos, South Australia, Australia
Found 1927
Stony-iron.  Mesosiderite (MES).
A weathered mass of 39.4kg was ploughed up 9 miles from Pinnaroo.  
The metal shows Widmanstiitten structure, the silicates are olivine with 
some enstatite and plagioclase, Ab10.  Analysis of metal (Ni-rich for a 
mesosiderite), 9.66 %Ni, 14.0 ppm.Ga, 51.6 ppm.Ge, 3.2 ppm.Ir .

Pinon.......................................32'40' N., 105'6' W.
Otero County, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Found 1928, or 1930                       
Iron.  Ataxite, Ni-rich (IRANOM).
A mass of 17.85kg was found in sect. 22, township 19 south, range 18 
east, Chaves County, New Mexico.  The date is given as 1928, 
Structural study indicates a partial melting event.  Chemically 
anomalous, 15.54 % Ni, 2.32 ppm.Ga, 1.15 ppm.Ge, 15 ppm.Ir. 
Description; structurally similar to IVB irons, but has higher Ga and Ge 
contents.  Contains isotopically anomalous Ag .

Pinto Mountains.............................33'42' N., 116'6' W.
Riverside County, California, U.S.A.
Found 1954, November
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A mass of about 39.5lb was found.
Analysis, 22.27 % total iron .

Pipe Creek..................................29'41' N., 98'55' W.
Bandera County, Texas,  U.S.A.
Found 1887
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6).
A mass of about 30lb was found, 35 miles SW. of San Antonio.

Piplia Kalan................................26'2'5'N., 73'56'30' E.
Pali district of Rajasthan, India
Fell June 2o, 1996
Eucrite  Ca-rich achondrite
Two stone weighing 25 and 10kg fell near Piplia Kalan producing 
small craters 50 to 70 cm in diameter. The meteorite was accompanied
by three loud detionations,a hissing sound and a bright whitish yellow 
fireball.
 
Piquetberg..................................32'52' S., 18'43' E.
Cape Province, South Africa
Fell 1881
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondritc (H), veined, 
Main mass size is unknown , 37g is in Vienna .

Pirapora....................................17'18' S., 45'0' W.
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Found 1888, before this year
Iron.  Hexahedrite (IIA).
A complete individual weighing 6.175kg, showing flight markings, was 
in a collection presented to Pope Leo XIII in 1888.  It was labelled 
Angra dos Reis, with date of fall 20 January 1869, a second mass of 
2.56kg was found before 1954.  Analysis, chemically identical to Angra  
dos Reis (iron), 5.43 %Ni, 57.8 ppm.Ga,189 ppm.Ge, 30ppm.Ir

Pirgunje....................................25'48' N., 88'27' E.
Dinajpur district, East Bengal, Bangladesh
Fell 1882, August 29
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6), veined,
A stone of 842g, labelled "Pirgunje,  29.8.82",was sent from India to 
E.A. Pankhurst of Brighton by a man who had no knowledge whatever 
of it or its antecedents.

Pirthalla...................................29'35' N., 76'0' E.
Hissar district, Haryana, India
Fell 1884, February 9, 1400 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6), brecciated.
After detonations, a stone of about 3lb was seen to fall 150 paces from 
the village of Pirthalla.  Three pieces, of 510g, 427g, and 224g were 
preserved .

Pitino Campo del Cielo Santiago del Estero.. 27º28' S 60º35' W 
South America (Argentina) 2002
2002 1 H5 S4 W2 strewnfield 1667.0g

Pitts.......................................31'57' N., 83'31' W.
Wilcox County, Georgia, U.S.A.
Fell 1921, April 20, 0900 hrs                    
Iron.Octahedrite,fine  (0.2mm), with silicate  inclusions (IB).
After the appearance of a brilliant fireball, followed by detonations, 
four masses, of 57oz, 42.5oz, 30oz, and 2oz, fell over an area of 1 
mile by 0.25 mile.  Analysis of the metal, 12.8  %Ni, 33.0 ppm.Ga, 
94.2 ppm.Ge, 0.86  ppm.Ir.   The silicates are of the Copiapo type .

Pittsburg...................................40'26' N., 80' W.
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Found
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarse (2.2mm) (IIICD).
A mass said to have been about 29.2lb was ploughed up on Mifler's 
Run.  The main mass was forged into a bar and only a small part 
(about 600g) has been preserved.  
Analysis 6.16 %Ni,  83  ppm.Ga,  359 ppm.Ge, 2.0 ppin.Ir .

Plains......................................33'17' N., 102'46' W.
Yoakum County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1964
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
Two stones, totalling 34.3kg, were ploughed up about 1 mile apart .

Plains (d)..................................33'16' N, 127'45' E
Yoakum County, Texas USA
Ordinary chondrite    (H4)
Several pices were found by D. Loller while ploughing a grain field. 
They fit together to form a single stone of 280 g. Main mass is with the 
finder. Information Blain Reed .  

Plainview...................................34'7' N., 101'47' W.
Hale County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1917   
Stone, Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5), brecciated.
About 12 stones, totalling about 31kg, were found in 1917 and later, 
the largest weighing 5kg and the smallest 863g. Description,  About 
700kg of this fall have been collected.  The Death Valley stone has 
been assigned to this fall,  Contains carbonaceous inclusions,  
Analysis,27.65 % total iron. A regolith meteorite, younger than 3600 
m.y.

Plainview...................................34'7' N., 101'47' W.
Hale County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1950, recognized in this year
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H).
One stone of 2.2kg was recognized as distinct from the other stones of 
the Plainview shower .

Plainview (c)...............................34'7'30' N., 101'45'240 W.
Hale County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1963
Stone.  Chondrite.
A single mass of 631g is listed .

Plainview (d)...............................34'11'15' N., 101'42'15' W.
Hale County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1979
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A single stone was found whose cut fragments totalled about 700g .

Plantersville...............................30'42' N., 96'7' W.
Grimes County, Texas, U.S.A.
Fell 1930, September 4, 1600 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6), veined.
A mass of 2085g  was  recovered.

Plancy-l'Abbaye .............................48° 40' N 04° 03' W
Aube, Champagne, France
Found 09/01/03
Chondrite (H4)
A 180 g individual stone was found by a meteorite hunter while
he/she was prospecting with a detector around the village of
Plancy l'Abbaye. Classification (Emmanuel Dransart, EMTT) :
Olivine : Fa17.80 Low Ca Pyroxene: Fs 15.89; S2, W5.
Chondrules are well preserved. There is no fusion crust ; porosity
is 20%. Specimens : type specimen 21.7g MNHNP, main mass,
finder. 

Plateau du Tademait 001.....................28'01' N, 0'18' E
Near Adrar, Algeria
Found 1990
Ordinary chondrite   (H4)
One stone of 99 g was found.

Pleasanton..................................38'11' N., 94'43' W.
Linn County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Found 1935
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
One stone of About 5lb was found .

Ploschkovitz................................50'32' N., 14'7' E.   
Litomerice, Sevrocesky, Czechoslovakia
Fell 1723, June 22, 1400 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L), brecciated.
After detonations and the appearance of a cloud, 33 stones fell,The 
only reputed specimen of this fall was the 1.25oz specimen purchased 
by the Brit. Mus. in 1846 from H. Heuland. 

Plymouth....................................41'20' N., 86'19'W.
Marshall County, Indiana, U.S.A.
Found 1893
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.3mm) (IIIA).
A mass measuring 12.5 X 7.4 X 2 inches was ploughed up about 5 
miles SW. of Plymouth.  In 1872 a larger, pear- shaped, mass about 4 
feet long and 3 ft "in  its  widest diameter" had been found, but was 
afterwards buried and lost.  Analysis, 8.4 %Ni, 23.1 ppm.Ga, 42.4 
ppm.Ge, 0.66 ppm.Ir.   Description, cosmically reheated .

Pnompehn....................................11'35' N., 104'55' E.
Cambodia
Fell 1868, June 20-30, 1500 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite  (L6).
Three stones fell, one of which weighed about 2lb .

Poeppel Corner..............................25º47'S 137º56'E 
Northern Territory, Australia 
Found 1980 October 
Ordinary chondrite (L6) 
A 277 g stone was found among sand dunes by Peter May. 
Classification and mineralogy (T. McCoy, SI): olivine,Fa24.4±0.4; 
pyroxene, Fs20.7±0.3Wo1.6±0.3; shock stage, S3; weathering grade, W2; 
contains metal-sulfide shock veins. 
Specimens: main mass, SAM; type specimen, 12 g, SI.

Pohlitz.....................................50'56' N., 12'8' E.
Gera, Germany
Fell 1819, October 13, 0800 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5), veined.
Some days after detonations had been heard, a stone of about 3kg 
was found between Politz and Langenberg .

Podgrodzie .................................50°54.20' N, 21°32.99'
Poland, Świętokrzyskie province, Tarnobrzeg county
Found March 2000
Ordinary chondrite (H4/5)
A 8.9 g stone was recovered in a gravel pit (4 m below surface) of
quaternary sediments by Paweł Osowski while searching by metal
detector. It has been broken in many small fragments (max. 3.00
gms) and splinters. Analysis (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart., P. Appel
and B. Mader, Kiel) and classification (R. Bartoschewitz, Bart):
olivine Fa 18.7 ± 0.3; low Ca-pyroxene Fs 16.4 ± 0.2 Wo 1,3 ±
0.3; Ca-rich pyroxene Fs28.2Wo25.7; troilite Ni 0.48%, Co
0.11%. Cr 0.03%. Shock stage S1, weathering grade W2.
Magnetic susceptibility: log χ = 5.14 x 10-9 m3/kg; Specimens:
type specimen, 1.76 g Muzeum Geologiczne ING PAN, ul.
Senacka 1-3, PL-31-002 Krakow; 4.2 g and polished thin section
Bart; 3 g P. Osowski, Bodzentyńska 44, PL-25-308 Kielce. 

Point of Rocks..............................36'30' N., 104'30' W. 
Colfax County, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Found 1956
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (l.0mm) (IIIA).
Analysis, 8.4 %Ni, 21.1 ppm.Ga, 41.4 ppm.Ge, 0.46 ppm.Ir .
22g is in  Albuquerque, Univ. of New Mexico .

Point of Rocks..............................36'30' N., 104'30' W. 
Colfax County, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Found 1954, approx.
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite  (L6).
750g  is in  Albuquerque, Univ. of New Mexico .

Poison Spring...............................38'10.2' N., 110'22' W.
Wayne County , Utah , USA
Find 1971
Iron Coarse Octahedrite
Apx, 524 grams recovered ,may be Odessa .

Pokhra......................................26'43' N.,  82'40' E.
Basti district, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Fell 1866, May 27, 2030 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
After detonations and the appearance of a fireball, a stone of
about 12 oz (350g) fell 6 miles ESE. of Bustee (Basti) at Pokhra, 
coordinates given above .

Polau.......................................50'43' N., 12'29' E.
Zwickau, Karl-Marx-Stadt, Germany
Fell 1647, February 18, at night hrs
Doubtful..
A stone is said to have fallen, but the evidence is inconclusive.

Pollen......................................66'20.9' N., 14'0.9' E.
Nord-Sjona, Nesna district, Norway
Fell 1942, April 6, 1900 hrs
Stone.  Carbonaceous chondrite, type II (CM2).
A stone of 253.6g fell on the Pollen farm, less than 1 meter from the 
finder in 0.5m of snow.  There were no audible phenomena. 
Classification, variable olivine composition, possibly contaminated .

Polujamki...................................52'6' N., 79'42' E. 
Mikhailovsky district, Altay region, USSR,
Found 1971
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).
A mass of 4.5kg was found in 1971 by a tractor driver during autumn 
sowing.  In 1974 two other individuals were found, of 7.8kg and 1.2kg, 
300 metres and 4 km respectively from the find-site of the 4.5kg stone 

Pomorze
Poland, Not located
Found 1931, between 1931 and 1939
Doubtful.  Iron.  Ataxite, Ni-rich?.
A few pieces of iron, of total weight 2kg to 5kg, were found by a man 
working a quarry for road-stone.  The 'iron' was approx. 50/50  Fe/Ni.  
Two pieces were sent to Gdansk Polytechnic; after the war, neither 
they nor the original locality could be found .

Pomozdino...................................62'12' N., 54'10' E.
Ustkulom, Komi ASSR, USSR, 
Found 1964, summer
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-rich.  Eucrite (AEUC).
One complete stone of 327g, apparently a recent fall, was found in a 
shallow hole.  The high MgO content, 9.96% wt., and a low Fe/Mg 
ratio indicate that this stone may be similar to Moore County  .

Pontlyfni...................................53'2'11' N., 4'19'10' W.
Gwynedd, Wales
Fell 1931, April 14, 1153 hrs
Stone.  Chondrite, anomalous (CHANOM).
The main mass probably fell into the sea.  A fragment weighing 5oz 
was recovered.  Composed largely of olivine, enstatite and rich in 
troilite.  Analysis, % total iron, Ar-Ar age, 4520 m.y.

Pony Creek..................................31'39'48' N., 99'57' W.
Runnels County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found, year not reported
Stone.  Chondrite.
A single mass of 4642g was found .

Poonarunna..................................27'46' S.,  137'51' E.
Kalamurina Station, South Australia
Found   1970
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
A single mass of unrecorded weight was found 2km north of the 
Warburton River and 15km from the Poonarunna oil well.  It was too 
large to be moved by the finder who removed a small chip for 
investigation which proved its meteoritic nature.  The main mass 
could not be found .

Poolowanna..................................29'49.896' S., 136'51.523' E.
South Australia
Found May 1997
Ordinary chondrite (H5)
An 875 g stone was found by Mr. Roger Henwood 70km west of Poolowanna
Lake in the Simpson desert. Main mass Dr. Pring.

Pooposo.....................................18'20' S., 66'50' W.  
Pooposo Estate, Ouro, Bolivia
Found 1910, known in this year
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarse (2.6mm) (IA).
A mass of this iron was obtained in 1910 by J. Bohm from a 
missionary who had brought it from Bolivia. 
Analysis, 6.98 %Ni, 78.8 ppm.Ga, 325 ppm.Ge, 2.8 ppm.Ir .

Portales   (a)..............................34'4' N., 103'30' W.
Roosevelt County, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Found   1967
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).
One well preserved oriented stone, 3.24kg, was found 18.5km
SW. of Portales .

Portales    (b).............................34'4' N., 103'30' W.
Roosevelt County, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Found    1967
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A heavily weathered fragment, 595.8g, was found 17.7km
SW. of Portales .

Portales    (c).............................34'6' N., 103'25' W.
Roosevelt County, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Found    1967
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).
A 6kg stone was found 10,4km SW. of Portales. It is more heavily 
weathered than the Portales (a) stone .

Portales Valley.............................34'10.5' N., 103'17.7' W.
Rosevelt County, New Mexico, USA
Fell June 13, 1998 07:30 MDT
chondrite(H6) impact-melt breccia 
After detonations were heard and a smoke trail seen in the sky, a
shower of meteorites fell near Portales New Mexico. about 45 stone 
have been recovered with a total weight of 67 kg. A 17 kg ,16.5kg 
and nine others over 1kg each were recovered. A 530 g fragment went
through the roof of a barn and was embedded in the wall. Some specimens
are crosscutt by an unusually high number of metal rich shock veins.
The source of the metal in the shock veins appears to be the 
H-chondritic host, wich is depleted of its normal complement of metal
(4.4% rather than 15-19%). ARN's 155 gram complete specimen !

Portis......................................39'34' N., 98'41' W.
Osborne County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Found 1959, approx.
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L), breociated.
Listed, total weight not known .

Port Orford.................................42'45' N., 124'30' W.
Rogue River Mts., Curry County, Oregon, U.S.A.
Found    1859
Stony-iron.  Pallasite  (PAL).
A mass estimated at 10 tons was said to have been found, but only 
about 30g are known to be preserved.
Analysis of  metal,  11.6 %Ni, 17.9 ppm,Ga, 33 ppm.Ge, 0.08 ppm.Ir .

Portugal....................................38'30' N., 8' W.  
Portugal
Fell 1796, February 19
Stone.
A stone of 10lb is said to have fallen. 
Nothing appears to have been preserved. 

Post........................................33'7' N., 101'23' W.
Garza County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1965, about this year
Stone.Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L), veined, brecciated.
A badly weathered 2kg mass was found.  About half the stone has 
been lost, the other half is in the possession of the finder, Mr. Taylor .

Potter......................................41'14' N., 103'18' W.
Cheyenne County, Nebraska, U.S.A.
Found 1941
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6), brecciated.
261kg of fragments were recovered. 

Po-wang Chen................................31'25' N., 118'30' E.
Bowang, Dangtu County, Anhui, China
Fell 1933, October 23, 1900 hrs
Stone.
Six stones fell totalling 665g, the largest 357g. 

Powellsville................................38'40' N., 82'47' W.
Scioto County, Ohio USA
Found 1990
Ordinary Chondrite (H5)
A 4310g stone was found ~40cm underground by a man digging out a tree
stump in his yard. Weathering grade W3. Manin mass Shaw.

Pozo Almonte
Tarapaca, Chile
Recognized before 1990
Iron, medium octahedrite (IIIAB)
A 7.8kg iron was obtained by LSC from a Senor Gavino , administrator
of several niterate mines in the Iquique area. Analysis 8.75% Ni.

Prairie Dog Creek...........................39'38' N., 100'30' W.
Decatur County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Found 1893, approx.
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H3).
A stone of 2.9kg was found, mineral compositions, olivine 
unequilibmted .

Prambachkirchen.............................48'18'9' N., 13'56'27' E.
Eferding, Ober-Osteffeich, Austria
Fell 1932, November 5, 2155 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
One stone of 2125g fell. 

Prambanan...................................7'34' S., 110'50' E.  
Surakarta, Java, Indonesia
Found 1797, known in this year
Iron.  Octahedrite, finest (0.13mm) (IRANOM).
After detonations and the appearance of a fireball,  two masses were 
found.  The smaller has been lost, the larger, described as measuring 
a metre cube, was brought from Prambanan to Surakarta in 1797.
A piece of 0.25kg was sent to Amsterdam in 1866.
Analysis, 10.1 %Ni,  28.3 ppm.Ga, 190 ppm.Ge, 4.2 ppm. Ir.

Preobrazhenka...............................53'42' N., 79'30' E.
Preobrazhenka village, Altai region, Federated SSR, USSR
Found 1949, recognized 1980
Stone.  Chondrite.
A mass of 413.9g in Achinsk Museum was recognized as
meteoritic in 1980 .

Pribram.....................................49'40' N., 14'2' E.
Stredocesky, Czechoslovakia
Fell 1959, April 7, 1930 hrs, U.T.
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
Four stones, of a possible 19, totaling 5.555kg (the largest 4.25kg) 
were found after a brilliant meteor, the orbit of which was obtained 
from simultaneous photographs.  Analysis, 26.15 % total iron .

Pricetown...................................39'7' N., 83'51' W.
Highland County, Ohio, U.S.A.
Fell 1893, February 13
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A stone of about 900g came into the possession of C.S. Bement.
No details of the fall have been published .

Primm.......................................35'40' N., 115'22' W.
Clark County, Nevada , USA
Found December 23, 1997
Ordinary Chondrite (H5)
104 meteorite fragments weighing a total of 3.383kg were recovered
by Nicholas Gessler after extensive search of Roach Dry Lake.
Many fragments could fit toghter to form a larger mass. The largest
fragments 281,202,137,122,109, and 101g . The strewn field 1 by 2 miles.
Shock stage S2, weathering grade W3. Main mass Gessler

Prince George...............................53'50' N., 122'27' W.
British Columbia, Canada
Fell 1969, August 21, 0558 hrs, U.T.
Doubtful..
A bright fireball was followed by a seismic event, but a search in 
difficult terrain revealed nothing .

Prince of Wales's Straits...................73'30' N., 115'0' W.
Alaska, U.S.A.
Fell 1850, December 3
Doubtful..
A stone or stones are said to have fallen, but the evidence is not 
conclusive.

Provence....................................43'30' N., 6' E. 
Var, France
Fell 1627, November 27
Doubtful..
A stone of 59lb is said to have fallen, but the evidence is not 
conclusive.

Providence..................................38'34' N., 85'14' W.
Trimble County, Kentucky, U.S.A.
Found 1903
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.2mm) (IIIA).
A mass of 6.804kg was found.  Classification,
Analysis, 8.25 %Ni,  20,2  ppm.G, 41.5 ppm.Ge, 0.39 ppm.Ir.
Description, shocked and annealed .

Puente del Zacate...........................27'52' N., 101'30' W.  
Monclova district, Coahuila, Mexico
Found  1904,   approx.                            
Iron.  Octahodrite, medium (1.0mm) (IIIA).
A mass of 30.79kg is in the museum of the Inst. Geol. Mexico labelled 
Puente del Zacate.  The bridge of Zacate is also given as the locality 
of the Coahuila hexahedrites.  There has perhaps been some 
interchange of labelsor specimens.  
Analysis,  8.20  % Ni, 20.6 ppm.Ga,  40.5  ppm.0e,  1.4  ppm. Ir.

Puente-Ladron...............................34'24' N., 106'51' W
Socorro County, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Found  1944,  May   17
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L).
A small stone of 7.673g was picked up near a bridge over the river 
Puerco, 10 miles from Ladron Peak .

Puerta de Arauco............................28'53' S., 66'40' W
La Rioja, Argentina
Found 1904, middle of the year
Iron.  Octahcdrite, fine (0.4mm) (IVA).
A mass of 1.5kg was found. 
Analysis, 6.61 %Ni, analysis doubtful, more likely about I0%NI;
polycrystalline, and of a rare type .

Puerto Libertad.............................29'54' N., 112'41' W.
Sonora, Mexico
Found 1973, recognized in this year
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L).
One stone of 66g was found in a dry wash near the beach on
the Gulf of California about 3 km WNW. of Puerto .

Pulrose.....................................54'15' N., 4'30' W. 
Isle of Man
Fell 1813, between this year and 1819
Doubtful..
A fall of pumiceous stones is said to have occurred,but the evidence is 
not conclusive.

Pulsora.....................................23'22' N., 75'11' E.
Ratlam district, Madhya Pradesh, India
Fell 1863, March 16, afternoon
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5), brecciated.
After detonations, three stones fell, one weighing about 1.5lb .

Pultusk.....................................52'46' N., 21'16' E.
Warsaw, Poland
Fell 1868, January 30, 1900 hrs           
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5), veined, brecciated.
After the appearance of a fireball followed by detonations, a shower of 
stones fell over an area of several square miles between Pultusk and 
Ostrolenka on the Narew.  The weights of individuals range from 9kg 
to about a gram, a few were of 4kg and over, 200 of 1kg and over, 
more than 200kg are preserved in collections.  Analysis,  27.19  % 
total iron.  Estimated 2000kg fell, total number of fragments having  
been about 180,000  .

Punganaru...................................13'20' N., 78'57' E.
Cuddepah, Andhra Pradesh, India
Fell 1811, November 23
A meteorite is said to have fallen at "Panganur" and to be high in iron 
and nickel, a 3.5oz specimen presented by Mr Ross of Cuddepah was 
in the collections of the Society in 1859 (no. 12, the Moradabad fall is 
no. 1, 2.5oz in 3 fragments.  Wiilfing in 1897 could only trace a few 
grams from the 2.5oz Moradabad specimen.  Wiilfing's evidence for 
equating the two falls remains obscure.  The Panganur mass is not 
listed in 1866, so must have been lost between 1859 and 1866, but 
there seems no reason to doubt that a meteorite fell at or near 
Punganaru.  It is possible that Gurram Konda may be an extant 
fragment of this fall.

Puquios.....................................27'9' S., 69'55' W.
Copiapo, Atacama, Chile
Found 1885
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (0.75mm) (IID).
A mass of about 14.5lb was found near Puquios.
Analysis, 10.08 %Ni, 77.0 ppm.Ga, 87.9 ppm.Ge, 13 ppm. Ir.

Purmela
Coryell County, Texas, USA
Found 1977 October 1
Iron (IIF)
One 4.5 kg mass was found by Calvin Perryman on a farm road. 
Classification and analysis (M. McGehee, ASU; J. Wasson, UCLA): 
Metal composition determined by INAA is: Ni = 107 mg/g, Co = 6.2 mg/g, 
Ga = 14 mm/g, As = 4.3 mg/g, Ir = 11 mg/g, indicating designation as a IIF iron. 
Purmela is a plessitic octahedrite. Discontinuous kamacite spindles 
(<2 mm wide) are visible on an etched surface. The metal also contains 
troilite nodules (<1 mm to ~18 mm wide). Type specimen: 406.3 g, 
Center for Meteorite Studies, ASU. Main mass: M. Jones.

Putinga.....................................29'2' S., 53'3' W.
Encantada district, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Fell 1937, August 16, 1630 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
The day after a bolide was observed, fragments of 56kg, 90kg, and 
40kg and several of about 10kg were found at various depths about 2 
km from Putinga.  More stones have been reported.
Analysis, 22.42 % total iron .

Putnam County...............................33'15' N., 83'15' W.
Georgia, U.S.A.
Found 1839
Iron.  Octahedrite, fine (0.3mm) (IVA).
A mass of 72lb was found.
Analysis,7.98 % Ni, 2.17 ppm.Ga, 0. 129 ppm.Ge, 2.1 ppm.Ir.
Description, heavily weathered, shock hardened .