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After detonations, several stones appear to have fallen on Oesel island and in the sea, but only about 6kg of fragments of one stone were preserved, M.H.Hey, Cat. Met., 1966, p.354.

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'Oesel' (stone; ordinary chondrite)

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Many people believe in apparitions of the Devil. To defend themselves from his mystical attacks, simple folk ground pieces of the Kaande meteorite into powder, then swallowed it; or carried pieces of the meteorite on their chests as amulets. People not only assured me of this in Kaande, but I myself saw and obtained several such amulets, kept by peasants and especially by peasant women.A.F. Gebel, 1868

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The Oesel (L6) meteorite fell in Estonia, on the 11th May, 1855.
A total mass of 6 kg was recovered.

58 30'N, 23 0'E



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