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

Rabbit Flat.................................20'22' S., 130'7' E. 
Northern Territory, Australia
Found 1974
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6).
A single stone of 295g was found by a road gang on the road between 
The Granites and Rabbit Flat .

Raco........................................26'40' S., 65'27' W.
Tafi, Tucuman, Argentina
Fell 1957, November 17, at night hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
A mass of 5kg fell, 

Rafruti....................................47'0' N., 7'50' E.
Emmenthal, canton Bern, Switzerland
Found 1886
Iron.  Chemically  and  structurally  anomalous   (IRANOM).
A mass of 18.2kg was found in 1886, and possibly fell at the end of 
1856.  Too weathered to have fallen in 1856, the mass has been 
reheated to a temperature below 400C, but the original, cosmically 
recrystallised, structure largely maintained . 
Analysis, 9.0 %Ni, 0.159 ppm.Ga, 0.055 ppm.Ge, 0.007 ppm. Ir.

Ragged Top..................................32º26.8'N 111º20.8'W 
Pima County, Arizona, USA 
Found 1997 April 
Ordinary chondrite (H4) 
A 122.7 g chondrite was found ~8 cm below ground by Sam Lindsey, 
who was trying to locate a buried pipe with a metal detector. 
Classification and mineralogy (D. Kring and D. Hill, UAz): 
olivine, Fa18.6±0.4; pyroxene, Fs16.4±0.4Wo1.1±0.2; 
kamacite contains 0.47±0.02 wt% Co; weathering grade W2. 
Specimens: Main mass with finder; type specimen, 42 g 
plus three thin sections, UAz.

Raghunathpura...............................27'43'31' N., 76'27'54' E.
Alwar district, Rajasthan, India
Fell November 20 1986, 2000 hr.
Iron Hexahedrite   ( IIA )
The meteorite fall was observed and a single mass of 10.2 kg 
recovered one day later from a meter deep pit. Analysis 5.30% Ni.

Ragland.....................................34'46'4' N., 103'33' W.
Quay County, Ncw Mcxico, U.S.A.
Found 1982, recognized in this year            
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (LL3).
A mass of 12.1kg was found in a wheatfield,
12.lkg is in  Denver, Amer.  Meteorite Lab. 

Raguli......................................45'42' N., 43'42' E.  
Stavropol district, Federated SSR, USSR,
Found 1972
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H3-4).
A single stone of 4.239kg was found near Raguli village. 
Analysis, 24.5 % total iron .

Rahimyar Khan ..............................28°13.5’N, 70°12’E
Rahimyar Khan, Pakistan
Fell, 1983, December
Ordinary Chondrite (L5)
A few shepherds heard thundering sounds and later found a single
67.225 kg stone buried about 1 meter deep in a sand dune.
Classification (A. Rubin, UCLA): The meteorite is a chondrite; Fa
23.5 mol%, S3, W1. Specimens: type specimen 25g UCLA; main
mass anonymous. 

Rainbow.....................................35º54.4'S 141º51.3'E 
Victoria, Australia 
Found ~1994 
Carbonaceous chondrite (CO3) 
Two stones, 1132 g and 421 g, were found by Daryl Wedding 
while he was plowing wheat paddocks. The Pigick meteorite was found 
in the same paddocks. 
Classification and mineralogy (W. Birch, Vict; J. Grossman, USGS): 
olivine, Fa0.2-51.6, median Fa4.5 (n=50), pyroxene, Fs0.4-27.8Wo0.4-4.5, most around
Fs0.9Wo0.9 (n=15); weathering grade, W2; contains very little kamacite; 
chondrules mostly <0.5 mm in diameter; metamorphic subtype probably similar 
to Kainsaz (3.2); see also Grossman et al. (2000). 
Specimens: 1132 g main mass, Vict; 421 g mass with finder.

Rakity......................................51'48' N., 79'54' E. 
Mikhailovsky district, Allay region, USSR,
Found 1971
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L3).
A single mass of 11.4kg was found in a field during harvesting. 
Analysis, 20.85 % total iron .

Rakovka.....................................52'59' N., 37'2' E.
Tula, Federated SSR, USSR,
Fell 1878, November 20,1500 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
One stone about the size of a man's head fell, about 9kg .

Rammya......................................~31º10'N 3º55'W 
Morocco 
Found 1996, summer 
Ordinary chondrite (H5) 
More than 150 fragments that probably came from a single weathered mass, 
with a total weight of 2481 g, were found together ~40 km SE of Erfoud. 
Classification and mineralogy (G. Kurat, NHMV): olivine, Fa18.0; pyroxene,
Fs15.9Wo1.1; kamacite contains 0.5 wt% Co; a complex, veined breccia. 
Specimens: type specimen, 18.05 g, NHMV; main mass, Mr. Vincent Jacques,
Chaumont-Gistoux, Belgium. 

Ramnagar....................................26'27' N., 82'54' E.
Azaingarh district, Uttar Pradesh, India
Fell 1940, December 15, 1430 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
Two pieces were recovered, of 3392g and 374g .

Rampurhat...................................24'10' N., 87'46' E.
Birbhum district, West Bengal, India
Fell 1916, November 21, 0930 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite, amphoterite? (LL?).
After a roaring noise, a stone of l00g was seen to fall at Bouripara, 
Rampurhat town.  Probably an amphoterite .

Ramsdorf....................................51'53' N., 6'56' E.
Borken, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Fell 1958, July 26, 1830 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6), brecciated.
A mass of 4682g was found, Has been thermally metamorphosed and
mechanically deformed. Some chondrules and metallic globules 
formed by shock-melting .

Ranchapur...................................23'59' N., 87'5' E.
Jamtara Santhal, Bihar, India
Fell 1917, February 20, 0830 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).
After detonations, stones fell in the villages of Ranchapur and Deoli.  
Three fragments of 149.8g, 140.3g, and 0.3g respectively, were 
obtained from villagers of Ranchapur, and one of 77.8g from the 
villagers of Deoli.

Rancho Blanco...............................24'18' N, 102'11' W
Nuevo Mercurio, Zacatecas, Mexico
Found 1987 in the summer                 
Stone Achondrite,  Ca-rich, Ecurite
A single complete stone weighing 155 g was found about 6 km west of 
Nuevo Mercurio .   Main mass Robert Haag .  

Rancho de la Pila...........................24'7' N., 104'18' W.
Durango, Mexico
Found 1882
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.0mm) (IIIA).
A mass of 46.5kg was ploughed up at Rancho de la Pila, 9 leagues 
east of Durango.  The fragment from a mass in the plain NE. of 
Durango acquired  in 1834 by Karavinsky for the Vienna collection has 
been paired with this find.   Chemically distinct from Cacaria .
Analysis, 7.93 %Ni, 20.8 ppm.Ga, 42.4 ppm.Ge, 0.70 ppm. Ir.

Rancho de la Presa..........................19'52' N., 100'49' W. 
Zenapecuaro, Michoacan, Mexico
Fell 1899
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5),  brecciated.
An observed fall, original weight 300g .

Rancho Gomelia..............................24'31' N., 105'15' W.
Durango, Mexico
Found 1975
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (0.8mm) (IIIB).
Two masses, totalling 15.65kg, were recovered and are in Tempe, 
(Arizona State Univ.). 
Analysis, 9.7 %Ni,  16.4  ppm.Ga,  28.8  ppm.Ge,  0.013  ppm. Ir.

Rangala.....................................25'23' N., 72'1' E.
Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
Fell 1937, December 29, 1000 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6), veined.
22 fragments totalling 3224.5g were recovered.  

Ransom......................................38'37' N., 99'56' W.
Ness County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Found 1938, recognized  in  this  year       
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).
Four stones totalling 15kg were found in NW. 1/4, sect. 25, township 
15, range 24.   Additional stones have been found .

Raoyang.....................................38'18' N., 115'49' E.
Raoyang County, Hebei province, China
Fell 1919 about 1700 hrs
Stone. Olivine hypersthene chondrite (L6) .
A single stone of 4910 grams was found, no details.

Rasgrad.....................................43'30' N., 26'32' E.
Bulgaria
Fell 1740, October 25, 1200 hrs
Two stones, of 49.5lb and 5lb, fell at Hasargrad , now in Bulgaria .

Ras Tanura..................................26'40' N., 50'9' E.
Dakhran, Saudi Arabia
Fell 1961, February 23, 1142 hrs, U.T.
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6).
One stone of 6.1g was found immediately after a notable bolide .

Rateldraai..................................28'50' S., 21'8' E.
Kenhardt County, Cape Province, South Africa
Found 1909
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (0.9mm) (IIIA).
A mass of 1210lb was found, L. Peringuey.
Analysis, 7.28 %Ni, 18.5 ppm.Ga, 32.5 ppm.Ge, 12 ppm.Ir.
Description; heavily weathered, shock-hardened .

Ratyn.......................................52'12' N., 17'59' E.
Kalisz province, Poland
Fell 1880, August 24, between 1400 and 1500 hrs
Stone.
A stone of 2lb fell at Ratyn, between Kolin and Golina and
made a hole a foot deep.  It has since been lost.

Rawlinna....................................31'10' S., 125'16' E.
Nullarbor Plain, Western Australia
Found 1959, before this year
Stony-iron.  Pallasite (PAL).
A single mass of 74g was found 12 miles SSW. of Rawalinna station 
on the Trans-Australian railway.  An 'anomalous' pallasite 
Analysis of metal, 13.6 %Ni .

Rawlinna....................................30'22' S., 126'5' E.
Nullarbor Plain, western Australia
Found 1952
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
Two stones were found. The coordinates are those of the find-site of 
the second .
Rawlinna  002  H5

Rayan Field.................................32'8' N., 111'8' W.
Pima County, Arizona, USA
Found Feburary 2, 1982
Ordinary chondrite    (H5)
A 8.9 g stone was found in a wash by Gordon Nelson while 
hunting for meteorites.

Reager......................................39'47'N., I00'0' W.
Norton County, Kansas,  U.S.A.
Found 1948
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene  chondrite  (L6).
A stone of 2309 was  found .

Red Deer Hill...............................53'4'30' N., 105'50'30' W.
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
Found 1975, May
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
One mass of 1.06kg was found 2.5km north of Red Deer Hill; a second 
mass, 1.45kg, was found two weeks later about 0.8 km north of the 
find-site of the first.  May be identical to Blaine Lake .

Red Dry Lake 002 Dry lake Mohave, AZ ......35º39.1834' 114º1.462' 
12/28/2001
H6 S1 W5 19.2 ± 0.2 . Verish 4.3 LA13
Red Dry Lake 003 Dry lake Mohave, AZ ......35º38.7312' 114º1.8411' 
12/28/2001 
H6 S2 W5 19.2 ± 0.3 . Jim LaBarbera 18.8 LA13
Red Dry Lake 004 Dry lake Mohave, AZ ......35º38.7842' 114º1.7091' 
12/28/2001 
H6 S2 W5 19.0 ± 0.3 . Verish 2.7 LA13
Red Dry Lake 005 Dry lake Mohave, AZ ......35º38.7871' 114º1.7118'
12/28/2001 
H6 S1 W6 19.6 ± 0.5 . Verish 3.2 LA13
Red Dry Lake 006 Dry lake Mohave, AZ ......35º37.6231' 114º2.6013' 
12/28/2001 
H4 S2 W3 19.2 ± 0.2 . Verish 8 LA13
Red Dry Lake 009 Dry lake Mohave, AZ ......35º37.634' 114º2.594'
12/28/2001 
H3.6 S2 W4 16.1 ± 3.0 . Jim LaBarbera 3 LA13

Redfields...................................30'43' S., 116'30' E.
Wongan Hills district, Western Australia
Found 1969, recognized in this year
Iron.  Structurally and chemically anomalous (IRANOM).
A mass of 8.74kg was found at Redfields Farm, about 11 km
east of Gabalong.  Analysis, 6.91 %Ni, 39.3 ppm.Ga, 95.4 ppm.Ge,  
0.82  ppm.Ir.  Description, complex cooling history .

Red River...................................32' N., 95' W.  
Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1808
Iron.  Octahedrite,  medium  (1.0mm)  (IIIA).
A mass of about 1635lb and two smaller ones were found by Pawnee 
Indians about 1808, north by northwest of Natchitoches on the Red 
River "in lat. 32'7'N., and long. 95'10'W.".  The large mass was brought 
to New York in 1810.  Analysis, 8.46 %Ni.  The place of find  cannot 
be accurately placed.  It is believed to be in Smith County,  though 
Johnson County,(32.25'N., 97.25'W.) is also suggested it is certainly a 
long way from the Red River.  Suggested  location  33'30'N., 99'30'W.  
Description, shock-hardened.
Analysis, 7.70 %Ni, 19.7 ppm.Ga, 38.5 ppm.Ge, 4.4 ppm. Ir.

Red Rock....................................35'25' N., 117'55' W.
Near Red Rock Canyon, Kem County, California, U.S.A.
Found 1976, approx.
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.1mm) (IIIA).
A single mass of 47.6kg was found and purchased by the University 
Of California, Los Angeles.
Analysis, 7.71 % Ni, 21.6 ppm.Ga, 41.8 ppm.Ge, 2.1 ppm Ir.

Red Willow..................................40'15' N., 100'30' W.  
Red Willow County, Nebraska,  U.S.A.
Found 1899, approx.
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium.
A mass of 2.75kg was found. The present repository of this mass it not 
known.

Reed City...................................43'52' N., 85'31' W.
Osceola County, Michigan, U.S.A.
Found 1895
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarse (1.8mm) (IRANOM).
A mass of about 44lb was ploughed up.  Chemically anomalous.  
Analysis, 7.35 %Ni, 22.5 ppm.Ga, 55.5 ppm.Ge, 54 ppm.Ir.
Not artificially reheated, partially shock-melted .

Reid Index
Nullarbor Plain, Western Australia
Reid 001 H5  (1976)
Reid 002 L6  (1990)
Reid 003 L5  (1990)
Reid 004 H5  (1990)
Reid 005 L5-6(1990)
Reid 006 H5  (1990)
Reid 007 L6  (1990)
Reid 008 L6  (1990)
Reid 009 H4  (1990)
Reid 010 H6  (1990)
Reid 011 H3-6(1990)
Reid 012 L6  (1992)
Reid 013 Brach  (1993)
Reid 014 L6  (1994)
Reid 015 H5  (1995)
Reid 016 Ureil(1998)
Reid 017 L3.7(1998)
Reid 018 L5  (1998)
Reid 019 L6  (1998)
Reid 020 L6  (1998)
Reid 021 L6  (1998)
Reid 022 H4  (1998)
Reid 023 H5  (1998)
Reid 024 H5  (1998)
Reid 025 L6  (1998)
Reid 026 LL6  (1998)
Reid 027 Brach(1998)
Reid 027 Brach(1998)
Reid 028 H6   (2000)

Reid........................................30'11' S., 128'41' E.
Nullarbor Plain, Western Australia
Found 1969
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).
Four weathered and fractured stones were found, of total weight 144.1g. 
The largest piece, 90.3g was found, at the given coordinates, 
48 miles NNE. of Reid railway station.  The remainder 10 miles SW.
of the initial find .

Reid 013....................................30'05'S, 128'55'E
Nullabor, Western Australia
Found 1991
Brachinite 
A mass of 330 g was found.  For information contact Blaine Reed. 

Reid 027....................................30'19'5'S., 128'22'24'E.
Western Australia
Found 1991
Brachinite
A 19.7g stone was found by a rabbit hunter. Contains oxidized Fe-Ni
metal, Cl-apatite, trolite,equigranular texture, grain size 100-600
micrometers; shock stage S2 weathering grade W4, Main mass SML. 

Reid 028, correction
This meteorite was found on 1999 July 15.  The date listed in MetBull
84 was incorrect.  The finder was Stephen Kambach.

Reliegos....................................42'28'30' N., 5'20' W.
Leon, Spain
Fell 1947, December 28, 0800 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5).
One mass of 17.3kg fell.  The high Ni and Co figures are doubtful. 

Rembang.....................................6'44' S., 111'22' E.
Java, Indonesia
Fell 1919, August 30
Iron.  Octahedrite, fine (IVA).
One mass of 10kg fell.
Analysis, 8.82 %Ni, 2.25 ppm.Ga, 0.134 ppm.Ge, 1.2 ppm. Ir.

Renazzo.....................................44'46' N., 11'17' E.
Ferrara, Emilia, Italy
Fell 1824, January 15, 2030 hrs
Stone.  Carbonaceous chondrite, type II (CM2).
After the appearance of light, followed by three detonations,
several stones fell, of which three were recovered, the largest
weighing about 5kg, total 10kg.  
Analysis, 24.93 % total iron  High D/H ratio in organic fraction .

Renca.......................................32'45' S., 65'17' W.
San Luis, Argentina
Fell 1925, June 20, 1500 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5).
Several fragments fell over an area of several square km.
Total weight is 300g.  Description, doubtfull , high alkalies reported .

Renfrow.....................................36'59.2' N., 97'33.3' W.
Grant County, Oklahoma, USA
Found about 1986 recognized 1995
Ordinary chondrite    (L6)
An 81.6kg stone was found while terracing a previously 
unfarmed hillside. Shock stage S5, contains 60mm grains of 
maskelynite.  Half of main mass with Blaine reed.

Renqiu......................................38'40' N., 116'8' E.
Hebei, China
Fell 1916, March 23, 1200 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A single stone weighing 300g fell in 1916.  It was kept by a family until
1975 when it was recognized as meteoritic. 
Analysis, 21.23 % total iron .

Repeev Khutor...............................48'36' N,, 45'40' E.
Lower  Volga,  Astrakhan  region,  USSR, 
Fell 1933, August 8, 2000 hrs
Iron.  Octaerdite, plessitic (IIF).
A mass of 7kg fell at 48'36'N., 45'40'E., near Stalingrad .  
Analysis, 14.3 %Ni, 11.6 ppm.Ga, 193 ppm.Ge, 3.0 ppm.Ir 

Republican River............................40'5' N., 98'55' W.
Franklin County, Nebraska, USA
Found 1942
Stone Ordinary Chondrite   ( H4 )
A single, highly oxized mass weighing 135g was found on farm land.

Revelstoke..................................51'20' N., 118'57' W.
British Columbia, Canada
Fell 1965, March 31, 2147 hrs
Stone.  Carbonaceous chondrite, type I (CI).
After a brilliant bolide, a search yielded two small fragments,
together weighing about 1g, about 64 km NW. of Revelstoke .

Rewari......................................28'12' N., 76'40' E.
Haryana, India
Fell 1929, July, approx.
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A single stone weighing 3332g was recovered some time after its fall.   
Analysis, 22.40 % total iron . 

Rhineland...................................33'32' N., 99'37' W.
Knox County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1961
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
One stone, 6.24kg, was found during ploughing.
The stone was loaned to NASA, Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston.

Rhine Villa.................................34'40' S., 139'17' E.
County Sturt, South Australia
Found 1900
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarse (1.4mm) (IIIE).
A mass of 3325g was found 50 miles NE. of Adelaide.  The place of
find has since been re-named Cambrai.  The main mass was sent to 
Germany. Analysis,8.63 %Ni, 18.8 ppm.Ga, 36.3 ppm.Ge,0.12 ppm Ir. 

Rica Aventura...............................21'59' S., 69'37' W.
Antofagasta, Chile
Found 1910
Iron.  Octahedrite, fine (0.27mm) (IVA).
A single mass of 5395g was found.  Compositionally distinct from 
Mantos Blantos (8.89%Ni) and Maria Elena (7.64% Ni), the other 
Chilean  IVA  octahedrites.
Analysis, 9.2 %Ni, 2.29 ppm.Ga, 0.138 ppm.Ge, 0.38 ppm. Ir.

Richa.......................................10' N., 9' E.  
Dauda, Nigeria
Found 1960
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (0.5mm) (IID).
A mass of about 1.5kg was found near Dauda mining camp between  
Bargesh and Richa in the SW.  comer of the Jos plateau.  The mass 
has suffered a perculiar oxidation weathering, resulting in the kamacite 
plates of the structure standing out prominently over the whole surface
Analysis, 10.0 %Ni, 78 ppm.Ga, 91 ppm.Ge, 16  ppm. Ir.

Richardton..................................46'53' N., 102'19' W.
Stark County, North Dakota, U.S.A.
Fell 1918, June 30, 2200 hrs                      
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5), veined.
After the appearance of a luminous  meteor, followed by
detonations, several stones fell, totalling 200lb, the largest weighing 
about 18lb, fell over an area of 9 X 5 miles between  Richardton and 
Mott.   Analysis, 29.79 % total iron .

Richfield...................................37'13'20' N., 101'40'53' W.
Morton County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Found 1983
Ordinary, Chondrite  (LL3.7 )
A 40.8 kg stone was found while terracing a grain field.
Main mass is with Blaine Reed.

Richland....................................31'54' N., 96'24' W.
Navarro County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1951
Iron.  Hexahedrite (IIA).
A mass of 30lb was found when an old well was being cleaned out.  It  
has been suggested that it is a transported piece of Coahuila, but is 
chemically distinct.  Analysis, 5.40 %Ni, 60.6 ppm.Ga, 182  ppm.Ge,  
8.2  ppm.Ir.  Structurally distinct from Coahuila; shock-melted troilite .

Richland Springs............................31'15' N., 99'2' W.
San Saba County, Texas, U.S.A.
Fell 1980, September 20, 2130 hrs
Stone.  Chondrite,
After a bright fireball and detonations a search  recovered three 
massm totalling 1.1kg.  The largest mass, 0.8kg, was found 18 months 
after the fall .

Richmond....................................37'28' N., 77'30' W.
Chesterfield County, Virginia, U.S.A.
Fell 1828, June 4, 0830 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5).
After detonations, a stone of about 4lb was seen to fall 7 miles SW. of 
Richmond .

Rich Mountain...............................33'17' N., 85'10' W.    
Jackson County, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Fell 1903, June 30, 1400 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6), veined.
After the appearance of a fireball, and detonations, a stone
(perhaps several) fell, and a fragment of 668g was recovered.

Ridgecrest..................................35'35' N., 117'34' W.
San Bernardino County, California, U.S.A.
Found 1958, May
Stone.  Chondrite.
One complete stone of 9.7g was found .
Ridgecrest (new classification)
Ridgecrest (San Bernadino County, CA, USA: found 1958) has
now been classified as an H5 chondrite, S2, W2 (olivine mean Fa
= 18.6 mole%). Classification: A. Rubin, UCLA. It is not paired
with Muroc or Muroc Dry Lake, as suggested in the 5th edition of
the Catalogue of Meteorites.

Rifle......................................39'31' N., 107'50'W.
Garfield County, Colorado, USA
Find 1948, May
Iron (IIICD) Coarse Octahedrite
Apx. recovered weight 102.7 Kg
A mass of 102.7Kg was found. Analysis 7.2% Ni Possibly a transport 
piece of Canyon Diablo. 

Rincon......................................23'52'15' S., 67'10'35' W.
Province Salta, Argentina
Found 1995 March 13
Ordinary Chondrite  ( L6,S4 )
A stone of 249.4 grams was found during a meteorite expedition by K. 
Heide on an ignibrite field North of the Salar del Rincon. Moderately 
weathered W2 shock stage of the bulk rock S4 . Shock viens contain 
ringwoodite.

Rio Limay...................................39'51' S., 69'29' W.
Rio Negro Province, Argentina
Found 1995 August 5
Ordinary Chondrite ( L5 ) impact melt
A 280 kg stone was found by O. A. Turone and C. Oddi at 24 km NE 
of Quinihuau.  Shock features include black color , deformed 
chondrules and granulated minerals.  

Rio Mocoreta................................30'37' S., 57'58' W.
Corrientes, Argentina
Fell 1844, January
Doubtful..
A large iron, several feet in diameter is said to have fallen, but the 
evidence is not conclusive.

Rio Negro...................................26'6' S., 49'48' W.
Parana, Brazil
Fell 1934, September 21, 2030 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L4).
A stone of 1310g was seen to fall. The report mentions eastern time 
which suggests that the Rio Negro in question (there are several) is 
the place with a railway station and post office at 26'6'S., 49'48'W., in
Parana State.  Unequilbrated fragment studied .

Rio do Pires................................13'7.40'S, 42'17.31'E
Estado da Bahia, Brazil
Found before 1991 October 10
Ordinary Chondrite ( L6 )
A piece of 118g was brought to Prof. H. Shigame, by a former student 
working in Rio do Pires.  The circumstances of the find are poorly  
known.  Contains shock viens and maskelynite.

River.......................................30'22' S., 126'1' E.
Nullarbor Plain, Western Australia
Found 1965
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5).
One complete, flight oriented and crusted stone, weighing 190.5g, was 
found 15 miles W. of Sleeper Camp .

Riverton....................................50'56'24' N., 96'59'30' W.
Riverton, Manitoba, Canada
Found 1960, or 1961, recognized 1968
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
One stone of 103.3g was found in a field about 7 km S. of Riverton .

Rivolta de Bassi............................45'29' N., 9'31' E.
Cremona, Lombardy, Italy
Fell 1491, March 22
Stone.
A stone the size of a man's head, light grey with a "burnt" surface, was 
seen to fall near Crema, E.F.F. Chladni, Die Feuer-Meteore.  This was 
clearly a true meteorite.  The co-ordinates given are those of Rivolta 
D'Adda, the modem name of Rivolta de Bami.

Roach.......................................35'38' N., 115'22' W.
Clark County, Nevada , USA
Found January 2, 1998
Ordinary Chondrite (LL6)
Three fresh meteorite fragments that fit together, weighing a total of
10.6g were recovered within 25 m of each other by Nicolas Gessler after
extensive search of Roach Dry Lake. Shock stage S2 , weathering grade W0.
main mass Gessler.

Roach Dry Lake 030 .........................115º 22.084' W 35º 40.443' S
Clark County, NV, USA
Found 5/5/2002
Enstatite Chondrite (EL6)
A single, fusion-crusted and oriented stone, weighing 10.13g,
was found by R. Matson. Classification (A. Rubin, UCLA): EL6,
S2, W4. Mean Fs = 0.5 mole%. EL6 classification is based on
chondrule size and overall texture. Metal and sulfide
compositions are not available because these phases have been
heavily weathered. Specimens: type specimen, 3.19g, UCLA,
main mass with finder. 

Rochester...................................41'5' N., 86'17' W.
Fulton County, Indiana, U.S.A.
Fell 1876, December 21, 2045 hrs
 Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6).
After the passage eastward, for over 1000 miles of a cluster of
luminous meteors over the United States from Kansas to Ohio,
and detonations.  A stone of about 12 oz. (340g.) fell 3 miles NW. 
of Rochester.   Description, analysis (doubtful, no K reported) .

Rock Creek..................................34'25'20' N., 101'29'51' W.
Swisher County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found  1980
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L4).
A single mass of 1641g  was  found .

Rockhampton.................................23'23' S., 150'31' E.
Port Curtis, Queensland, Australia
Fell 1895, spring, 1600-1700 hrs
Stone.
Three stones, one of 3lb, fell. The specimens appear to have been 
lost.

Roda........................................42'18' N., 0'33' E.
Huesca, Spain
Fell 1871, spring
Stone.  Achondrite, Ca-poor.  Diogenite (ADIO).
A stone of about 400g fell. 

Rodach......................................50'21' N., 10'48' E.
Coburg, Bayern, Germany
Fell 1775, September 19, 0900 hrs
Stone.
A stone of 6.5lb, white to grey with a very thin black crust,
was seen to fall, but has since been lost .

Rodeo.......................................25'20' N., 104'40' W.
Durango, Mexico
Found 1852                            
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (0.6mm) (IID).
A mass of 97lb was found about 7 miles NW. of Rodeo and was used 
as an anvil for many years.  All ofthe mass has been heated  artificially 
to 800-900C. 
Analysis, 10.2 %Ni, 82.1 ppm.Ga, 93.0 ppm.Ge, 8.0 ppm.Ir .

Roebourne....................................22'20' S., 118' E.
Hamersley Range, Western Australia
Found 1892                                
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.1mm) (IIIA).
A mass of 191.5lb was found 200 miles SE. of Roeboume and 8 miles 
from the Hamersley Range, in lat. 22'20'S., long. 118'E.  
Analysis, 8.01 %Ni, 21.2 ppm.Ga, 42.4 ppm.Ge, 0.65  ppm.Ir.  
Description, recrystallised .

Rogers......................................34'3'54' N., 103'24'30' W.
Roosevelt County, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Found 1974
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L).
Listed, total known weight 982g,  920g Mainz, Max-Planck-Inst.

Rolla.......................................37'7' N., 101'36' W.
Morton County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Found 1936
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
A small stone was found by H,H. Nininger on an Indian camp site near 
Elkhart, NW. 1/4, sect. 24, township 32, range 40, Morton County.  He 
regarded it as part of the Hugoton fall .

Rolla.......................................37'7' N., 101'36' W.
Morton County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Found 1939
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4).
Total known weight 207.5g .

Rolla.......................................37'5' N., 101'36' W.
Morton County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Found 1941
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H), black.
Total known weight 200g.  Further masses were found in 1942 
(50g  Rolla  no. 4) and in 1950 (185g Rolla no. 5).

Rolla (d)....................................37'5'N., 101'36' W.
Morton County, Kansas, U.S.A. 
Find 1942
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H) 
Approx. recovered 50g

Rolla (e)....................................37'5'N., 101'36' W. 
Morton County, Kansas, U.S.A. 
Find 1950
Stone Chondrite Ordinary
Approx. 185g
 
Romero......................................35'46' N., 102'57' W.
Hartley County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1938
Stone.  Olivine-bronzitc chondrite (H4), xenolithic.
One stone of about 17.2kg  was  found .

Rooikop  001-003............................23'5.0' S., 14'42.9' E.
Wavis Bay, Namibia
Found 1991 June 
Ordinary Chondrites
Three meteorites were found in a desert near the border post Rooikop 
001   1.039 kg   H5     1 fragment
002   0.903 kg   L5   27 fragments
003   0.902 kg   L4/5  1 fragments

Roosevelt...................................34'52' N., 98'57' W.
Kibwa County, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
Found 1972, recognized in  this  year
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H3).
Total weight 5.2kg .

Roosevelt County Index 001 to 105..........34'48'N, 103'32'W.apx.

Roosevelt County 075........................34'11' N, 103'26' W
New Mexico, USA
Found 1990 April
Unequilibrated ordinary chondrite   (H3.2, S2)
A single stone of 258 g was found by a home owner near the town of 
Portales.  It was discovered the morning after a rock fight in the frount 
of the house, probably having been thrown during the fight. It is heavily 
weathered , main mass Ivan E.  Wilson .

Roosevelt 076 - 078.........................34'05' N, 103'30' W
New Mexico, USA
Found 1992
Three stones were found and the main mass remains with the finder.
RC 076   3.3 g     L4  (S3)
RC 077   10.9g     L4  (S2)
RC 078    6.9g     L4  (S2)
RC 080    727g     H6
RC 089   1615g     H5

Roper River.................................15' S., 135' E.
Northern Territory, Australia
Found 1953, known  before  this  year
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (0.6mm) (IIIB).
A mass of 14lb was found near the Roper River.
Analysis, 9.8 %Ni, 18.1 ppm.Ga, 33.9 ppm.Ge, 0.04 ppm. Ir. 

Rosamond Dry Lake...........................34'50' N., 118'4' W.
Kem County, California, U.S.A.
Found 1940, November 24
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L).
A chondritie stone was found on the surface of Rosamond Dry Lake,
very similar to the stones found at Muroc Dry Lake, 15 miles to the NE 

Rosario.....................................14'36' N., 88'41' W.
Honduras
Found 1896
Iron.  Octahedrite, coarse (1.7mm) (IA).
In July 1896 a mass of about  4lb was brought to Mr. E. Schemikov at 
the Rosario mine by a native who had found it at a ranch called 
Rosario, about 50 miles from the mine, E. Schemikov,
Analysis, 7.16 %Ni. ppm.Ga, 401 ppm.Ge, 1.5 ppm.Ir .

Rosebud.....................................30'49' N., 97'3' W.
Falls County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found  1915,  known  before  this  year
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H), black.
A mass of 54.9kg was found in Milam County, 1.5 miles west of 
Burlington, and 6 miles south of Rosebud, Falls County, and is said to 
have fallen about 1907.

Rose City...................................44'31' N., 83'57' W.
Ogemaw County, Michigan, U.S.A.
Fell 1921, October 17, 2300 hrs             
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite  (H5),  breeciated,  black.
After the appearance of a brilliant meteor moving NNW. to SSE. over 
the NE. portion of the Lower Peninsular of Michigan, and detonations, 
three stones of 3.25lb, 7lb and 13lb respectively, fell about 9 miles NE.  
of Rose City, and were found next day. Analysis, 36.4 % total iron.  
Vapour-grown crystals in vugs .

Roundsprings................................39'10' N., 98'26' W.
Lincoln County, Kansas USA
Found 1996
Stone. Ordinary chondrite (H5)
A single mass of 6.076 Kg was found in a pastureby Jim Stewart 
of Hunter Kansas and used as a doorstop.
Shock stage S2 and weathering grade W5.

Round Top...................................30'2' N., 96'44' W.
Fayette County, Texas, U.S.A.
Found 1934, recognized 1937
Stone.  Chondrite,
One stone of 7.7kg  was found.  Perhaps identical with Bluff or Cedar .

Round Top (a)...............................30'4'30'N, 96'38'19'W
Fayette County, Texas, USA
Found 1940
Ordinary Chondrite (L5 S2)
A second stone was found in 1940 by O.E. Moning , 2.188 kg.

Round Top (b)...............................30'4'N,  96'42' W
Fayette County, Texas, USA
Known since 1939
Ordinary Chondrite (H4 S3)
A mass of 7.166kg was aquired by O.E. Moning after canvassing in 
the Round Top area.  The exact find site is not known.

Roundup.....................................46'47' N., 108'34' W.
Roundup, Montana, USA
Found 1990
Iron. Medium octahedrite (IIIAB)
A single mass of 17.6kg was found. Analysis 8.46% Ni.

Rowena......................................29'48' S., 148'38' E.
New South Wales, Australia
Found 1962, January
Stone.  Obvine-bronzite chondrite (H6).
A weathered stone was found, broken into a large number of
pieces when struck by a plough, 17 miles E. of Rowena. 76.5lbs were 
recovered but a reconstruction of  the  pieces shows that a lot of it is 
missing .

Rowton......................................52'46' N., 2'31' W.
Wellington, Shropshire, England
Fell 1876, April 20, 1545 hrs
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (1.2mm) (IIIA).
After detonations had been heard, a mass of 7.75lb was found in a 
hole 18 inches deep.  Analysis, 7.79 %Ni, 20.5 ppm.Ga, 38.1 ppm.Ge, 
2.8  ppm. Ir.

Roy.........................................35'57' N., 104'12' W.
Harding County, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Found 1933, in the spring
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5).
A weathered stone was found 11 miles E. of Roy, broken up by the 
finder, 104lbs of fragments were recovered.  Another stone of 5.273kg 
was found in 1939 and is assigned to Roy (1934) .

Roy.........................................35'57' N., 104'12' W.
Harding County, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Found 1934
Stone.  Ohvine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
A small stone, 346g, is very distinct from the other fragments of the 
Roy fall .

Rub' al-Khali Meteorites 
Rub' al-Khali, Saudi Arabia 
Found 1950's 
  (3 meteorites) 
Three meteorites were found by Charles Sidney Morse while 
he was conducting a geological survey for the Arabian American Oil Company. 
Approximate locations of finds are all 20ºN 50º'E. None of these meteorites
is among those reported by Holm (1962). Classifications and descriptions by 
N. Chabot and D. Kring (UAz). Rub' al-Khali 003: an almost completely oxidized 
iron meteorite showing relict Widmanstätten pattern; kamacite, 7 wt% Ni; 
taenite, 31 wt% Ni; schreibersite present. 
Specimens: main masses with Marshall Mott-Smith; type specimens (Table 7), UAz. 


Ruffs Mountain..............................34'18' N., 81'24' W
Lexington County, South Carolina, U.S.A.
Found 1844
Iron.  Octabedrite, medium (1.2mm) (IIIA).
A mass of 117lb was found.
Analysis, 8.56 %Ni, 21.5 ppm.Ga, 46.9 ppm.Ge, 0.47 ppm.Ir .

Ruhobobo....................................01'27' S., 29'50' E
Commune Cyeru, Ruhengeri Prefecture, Rwanda
Fell 1976, October 13, 1630 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6).
After detonations and a noise resembling that of a jet aeroplane, a 
single stone, 465.5g fell .

Rumanova....................................48'20.88' N., 17'51.96' E.
Slovakia
Found August 1994
Ordinary chondrite    (H5)
A 4.3kg stone was found by Jozef Tehlar in a grain field at 
harvest time. Abundant terrestrial weathering products.

Rummurti....................................0'16' N, 36'32' E
Rift Valley, Kenya
Fell 1934 January 28, 22:45
Chondrite (Charlise Lakes-like)  Rare NEW R type chondrite
A dazzling light was followed by loud explosions, several stones with a 
total weight of a few pounds collected over 3/4 miles.  Classification, 
light-dark structure with equilbrated clast in unequilbrated host, 
orthoproxene is unequlibrated and found only in host, mean Fs about 
26,sulfides are pyrrhotite and pentlandite ( about 35% Ni ), 
chromspinel rich in Ti ( 6% ) and Fe3+, metal very rare and Ni-rich 
(67%) .

Rupota......................................10'16' S., 38'46' E.
Mtwara, Tanzania
Fell 1949, February 7, 1200 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L4), xeolithic.
One stone of about 6kg fell at Rupota, 4.5 miles E. of Ruponda, after 
thunderous noises, it penetrated 18 inches.   Xenoliths, L6, in L4 
matrix, analysis, 21.89 % total iron .

Rush County.................................39'30' N., 85'30' W. 
Indiana, U.S.A.
Found 1948, recognized in this year
Stone.  Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5).
A stone of 4.3kg was found . 

Rush Creek..................................38'37' N., 102'43' W.
Kiowa County, Colorado, U.S.A.
Found 1938
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6), brecciated.
Three fragments totalling 9.3kg were found in section 1, 
township 17, range 47 W., Kiowa County .

Rushville...................................39'37' N., 85'27' W.
Franklin County, Indiana, U.S.A.
Found 1866
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite  (L5),  brecciated .
Main mass size is unknown. 

Russel Gulch................................39'48' N., 105'30' W.
Gilpin County, Colorado, U.S.A.
Found 1863
Iron.  Octahedrite, medium (0.9mm) (IIIA).
A mass of 29lb was found.  Not artificially reheated but cosmically 
deformed.  Analysis, 7.52 %Ni, 19.1 ppm.Ga, 35.6 ppm.Ge, 7.2 ppm. 
Ir.

Ryan Field...................................32'08' N., 111'08'W.
Pima County, Arizona, USA
Find 1982
Stone Chondrite Ordinary (H5)
Apx weight recovered 8.9g
A 8.9g stone was found by Gordan Nelson in a wash while 
hunting for meteorites. 

Ryder Gletcher .............................~81°10'N 49°W
Knud Rasmussen Land, North Greenland
Found 1988 or 1989
Ordinary chondrite (L5)
A stone of 5288g was brought to the Natural History Museum
Bern for investigation in August 2001. It had previously been
shown to Dr. W.R. Danner at UBC Vancouver in 1995 as a
meteorite from Greenland. The finder spotted the stone from lowflying
aircraft on a north-flowing valley glacier at a surface
altitude of approximately 1000m. The stone is relatively
unweathered, oriented and completely covered with a black
fusion crust. Classification and mineralogy (E. Gnos, UBE; B. A.
Hofmann, NMB): olivine Fa23.5±1.1 (22.5 by XRD); pyroxene,
Fs20.8 Wo1.2 ; shock stage, S4; weathering grade, W1. Some areas
are shock-blackened (troilite mobilisate on fractures). Specimens:
type specimen: 21 g, Geological Museum Copenhagen, main
mass (5199g) with anonymous finder. 

Ryechki.....................................51'8' N., 34'30' E.
Sumy district, Kharkov, Ukraine, USSR, 
Fell 1914, April 9, 1330 hrs
Stone.  Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L5).
After detonations, a stone of 7.5kg was seen to fall, and another of 
about 5.5kg was found about 2 miles to the NW.  Two stones, of 7.5kg 
and 2.5kg respectively, were seen to fall, and a third stone also  
probably fell .