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Bjurbole (Borga, Nyland, Finland) L/LL4 (stone) Fell 12th March 1899

Bjurbole (pr. Bur-bolly) is a fresh but also very friable witnessed fall from Finland. Its friability may be explained by the fact that it fell onto/into sea-ice and the subsequent freeze/thaw cycle which may have followed. It's solid in itself but crumbles quite easily if handled roughly....sawing into slices is not at all practical.

Bjurbole has been printed in earlier editions of the Catalogue of Meteorites as an L4, but is now listed in the brand new 5th edition as L/LL4. Dark chondrules set in a pale matrix, and the occasional crystal inclusion, make this a very interesting Finnish meteorite.

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