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Murray (Calloway County, Kentucky, USA) CM2 (stone) Fell 20th September 1950

A bright fireball was witnessed and a loud explosion followed - thirty seconds later, a shower of stones fell 9 miles East of Murray, near Wildcat Creek on Kentucky Lake. The total recovered was 7 kg, the largest fragment weighing 3.4 kg; further material was collected later, to a total known weight of 12.6 kg.

Like Murchison, Murray is a rare CM2 carbonaceous chondrite, although very little of this precious meteorite has ever left the World's museums. Add up all the Murray specimen weights listed in the "Distribution in Collections" section of the new Catalogue of Meteorites, and you'll find that about 85% of this fall is still locked away in National Collections.


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