weight: 20.0344 grams, fragment with crust.
This meteorite fall in New
Orleans, Louisiana USA, on September 23, 2003 at approx. 16:05
New Orleans is an ordinary chondrite (H5).
On the afternoon of September 23rd 2003, a meteorite crashed
through the two-story home of Ray and Judy Fausset, who were not
at home at the time. Neighbors said that they heard a "terrific
noise." Two observations of a fireball were recorded. The main
mass of the meteorite was found in the crawl space under the
house. Powdery meteorite debris and fragments were found along
the penetration path throughout the house. A total mass of
19.256 kg was recovered from the Fausset house, the three
largest fragments weighing 2966 g, 1292 g and 1001 g. Some
additional material (~100 g) was also recovered in the
I went to New Orleans less than
48 hours after the fall. Read all about my trip on my adventures
page at the following link.
New Orleans adventure: