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Claxton is an L6 chondrite meteorite that fell to earth on December 10, 1984 in Georgia, United States. It is the only known meteorite to directly strike a mailbox.
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The Claxton (L6) meteorite fell in Georgia, USA, on the 10th December, 1984.
A total mass of 1455 g was recovered.

32 6' 9"N, 81 52' 22"W



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The Claxton meteorite of 1984, fell in Georgia, United States.

The fireball was seen by a witness in the town of Statesboro, 25 kilometres from Claxton. The colour of the fireball was yellow, it was about a quarter the size of the full Moon, and it lasted about 6 seconds. The observer noted no phenomenon of fragmentation.
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The world's most valuable mailbox

"At approximately [5:30 in the afternoon] on Monday, December 10, 1984, the skies were partly cloudy over southeast Georgia, U.S.A. and it was preparing to rain. In the late twilight sky, Vietnam veteran, Don Richardson, had just stepped out of his mobile home. A whistling noise, reminding him of an incoming mortar round, made him flinch instinctively. Thirty-six meters (a little less than 120 feet) from where he was standing, an object impacted with a loud bang. It struck a mailbox, knocking it to the ground."

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-- Edited by Blobrana at 21:04, 2007-10-26

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