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Back in 1821, an enormously important meteorite contribution fell from the sky. As a 90kg eucrite achondirte, it became a staple in meteorite laboratories all over the world and throughout the past two centuries.
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We, Mayor of the Commune of Juvinas, Canton D'Antraigues, Arrondissement de Privas, department de l'Ardeche, report, that on the 15th of this present June, warned by a frightful noise, which was heard in our commune, and those which surround it; about three o'clock in the afternoon, we apprehended that some great and extra-ordinary event was about to effect a general destruction in nature; which obliged us successively t adopt regulations to satisfy us, that no one in our jurisdiction had been the victim of the phenomenon which at first appeared to be inexplicable.
At length, after some days had elapsed, we were informed that a meteor, of which history furnishes no similar account, had burst upon the mountain de l'Oulette, in the hamlet of Cros du Libonez, forming a part of our commune ; and, according to Delmas, who is seventy years of age, its appearance was preceded and announced by two strong explosions, occurring nearly together, resembling the discharges of two large cannons, and followed by a frightful noise, that continued for more than twenty minutes, which spread alarm and consternation amongst the inhabitants, who believed they should be immediately swallowed up by some abyss ready to open under their feet : the flocks fled, and the goats and sheep collected in groups. At the same time a black mass was seen coming from behind the mountain de l'Oulette, describing, as it descended in the air, a quarter of a circle, and sinking into the hollow of the valley of Libonez.

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June 15, 1821, at 15h, a huge explosion occurred in the Ardèche near Antraigues sur Volane, in the municipality of Juvinas. The reports of the time show the appearance of a ball of fire and explosions.
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The Juvinas (Eucrite Achondrite) meteorite fell near the village of Libonnes in Rhone-Alpes, France, at 3:00 pm, June 15, 1821.
The meteorite is believed to have originated from the surface of asteroid (4) Vesta.
The Paris Natural History Museum has on display nearly half of the recovered mass.
Recovered weight:     91 kg   

Latitude: 44º43'N, Longitude: 4º18'E



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