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Ensisheim, Alsace, November 1492 (Now Haut-Rhin). "Between eleventh and twelfth hour twelve o'clock came a great blow thunderous roar and a long one heard far and wide, and a stone two hundred and sixty pounds fell from the air [...]. A young boy saw her down in a wheat field [...]. When the stone was found, it lay to one meter in depth the ground. " A fortnight later, the Emperor Maximilian Austria examined "with pleasure" one piece recovered and said that they should suspend the choir in the Ensisheim church.
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The Ensisheim (LL6) meteorite fell in Alsace, France, on the 16th November, 1492.
A total mass of 127 kg was recovered.

47° 52'N, 7° 21'E



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Ensisheim is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France.
On 7 November 1492, a 250 pound meteorite fell there, and since then it has attracted many meteorite enthusiasts.

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On the 7th November, 1492, a 127-kg stone meteorite crashed to Earth around noon   in a wheat field near Ensisheim, Alsace.
The Ensisheim Meteorite is the oldest meteorite with a known impact date.

The meteorite was fixed to the wall with iron crampons to prevent it from wandering at night or departing in the same violent manner in which it had arrived. It resides in the town of Ensisheim today, although visitors in the intervening centuries chipped off all but 56 kg of its original 127-kg mass. The Ensisheim meteorite is classified as an ordinary chondrite.

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