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Glenrothes meteorite

A Fife meteorite hunter is set to sell a rock which fell from space named after Glenrothes.
Rob Elliott, the owner of one of the largest meteorite collections in the world, is a full-time meteorite expert.
He will sell parts of his world-famous collection at an auction in August by Lyon and Turbull Auctioneers in Edinburgh. Along with the Glenrothes Meteorite, there will be over 100 space artefacts on sale.

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The Glenrothes stone H5 chondrite was discovered using a magnet around Holl Reservoir (?) in Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland, during the Summer of 1998, and is one of the first ever meteorite finds on UK soil.

56 15'N, 3 10'W (classified location)

The Glenrothes meteorite is the first ever meteorite to be found on UK soil.
Several small fragments were found in relative close proximity to each other by Rob Elliott, and considered to be part of a small individual stone meteorite, which broke apart and fragmented during many years of freeze/thaw exposure to the UK's cold and damp weather. The total known weight of this find is 14.8g. No more fragments have been found after exhaustive searching of the locality and the site has almost certainly yielded all of the fragments that can practically be recovered.

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