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Danebury meteorite

The Danebury stone H6 chondrite meteorite, with weathered surface and no fusion crust, was uncovered in fill halfway down (about 70 cm) an Iron Age pit during an archaeological dig at Danebury Iron Age hillfort, England, in 1974. It is the first ever meteorite find on UK soil. The Iron Age hillfort site was occupied from 800 BC to 50 BC.
Tests of the stone in 1989 revealed mafic mineral and Ni-bearing metal, which Chris Salter (Oxford University, Departments of Archaeology and Materials Science) interpreted as meteoritic.
The single mass of 30 g recovered now resides at Oxford University.

51 8' 20"N, 1 32' 10"W

Prof Barry Cunliffe CBE: Danebury East Gate




See also Lake House meteorite

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