111009 - Meteorite Fall in France

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111009 - Meteorite Fall in France

Postby David Entwistle » Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:39 pm

There are a handful of news reports of a meteorite fall at Draveil, in the suburbs of Paris. It is not certain when the meteorite fell, but it was probably in late August 2011 (see below for correction). The meteorite was discovered, in the loft insulation, while repairs were being carried out to the roof of the family's house. See the following news reports for details:


Apologies, to anyone who reads French, for the absence of accented-characters in the above.
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Re: 111009 Meteorite Fall in France

Postby msg-meteorites » Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:00 pm

Just saw this on the metlist, looks like a confirmed new fall. Doesnt appear the lucky Homeowner is selling it though so probably wont be any appearing on the collector market anytime soon.
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Re: 111009 Meteorite Fall in France

Postby David Entwistle » Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:30 pm

There's an excellent close up photograph of this fall on the web site of Alain Carion.
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Re: 111009 Meteorite Fall in France

Postby Barwellian » Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:16 pm

Hi All,

When I was down at the Met Soc meeting in Greenwich I got talking to Dr Jambon about various things...including the controversial AL HAGGOUNIA 001 ("NOT" AUBRITE), and he told me there had been 3....yes three!....falls in France this year that he knew of and I think this is one, as he did mentioned Paris and a house hitter, but would not give any details. Strange that they have been kept so quiet up till now, especially as Monsieur Carion was involved and he has worked closely with Anne Black and the IMCA.

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Re: 111009 Meteorite Fall in France

Postby msg-meteorites » Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:35 pm

3 French falls!? Hhhmmnnnhh, very surprised that stories of these have not filtered through. Like you say as no doubt Alain Carion had some invlovement in them somewhere along the line. Dont think we could keep it a secret if we had one in the UK!
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Re: 111009 Meteorite Fall in France

Postby David Entwistle » Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:11 pm

Another photograph and a video here.

Perhaps we should introduce ourselves to the the National Federation of Roofing Contractors...
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Re: 111009 Meteorite Fall in France

Postby Barwellian » Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:45 pm

They are obviously good at keeping things quiet though as this shows that the initial find/finds/fall were at the beginning of July.....and Albert Jambon was involved in the recovery....so I'm inclined to believe what Albert told me....just reported through the met list.

Some information about the second stone (205,9 g) which fell in Draveil from today's Communiqué de presse of the
Museum d’Histoire Naturelle et de l’Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC):

http://public.adequatesystems.com/pub/a ... ?id=518655

Lots of news reports about showing Alain Carion and his shop etc.

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Re: 111009 Meteorite Fall in France

Postby David Entwistle » Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:53 pm

Barwellian wrote:They are obviously good at keeping things quiet though as this shows that the initial find/finds/fall were at the beginning of July.....and Albert Jambon was involved in the recovery....so I'm inclined to believe what Albert told me....just reported through the met list.


Interesting. The press release from the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle and Université Pierre et Marie Curie indicates a fall on the night of 12th - 13th July 2011. So, not related to the fireball widely reported from Brittany on the 19th July 2011. So, perhaps still more news to come?...

The Daily Telegraph offers the following interesting assertion:

France is the country that receives the most meteorites per capita in the world.


I'd probably go with Antarctica...
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Re: 111009 Meteorite Fall in France

Postby Lufha » Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:59 pm

Well, thats another meteorite that fell on my birthday which I'm not going to be able to get a piece of!
However, I did manage to get a slice of the rare Chela fall (another 12th July one) the other day... :)

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Re: 111009 Meteorite Fall in France

Postby Barwellian » Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:44 am

Luther,

I should wait till it's confirmed to be that date and then contact Alain Carion....It's my bet he has negotiated for some of the fragments. Not sure if his contact address, but you could almost definitely get that from Anne Black.

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