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Appley Bridge (Wigan, Lancashire, England) LL6 (stone) Fell 13th October 1914

After the appearance of a bright fireball during the evening of 13th October 1914, a single mass of about 15Kg was found the next day at Halliwell Farm. This meteorite is an amphoterite and classified as a rare LL6. Cut sections reveal an extremely fresh light coloured "mottled" matrix with veining and golden sulphide inclusions. I'd been trying to add Appley Bridge to my personal collection for many years, but most of the UK's stony meteorites are carefully curated and very rarely (if ever!) available to private collectors. I eventually acquired a beautiful end piece of Appley Bridge through trade with the Natural History Museum, London.


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