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We report here yet another meteorite fall that was observed on 6 June 2002 at village Bhawad (E 2630'30" : N 7306'55") in Jodhpur District, Rajasthan, India at 18.00 h IST. A lady from the Bhawad village witnessed the meteorite-fall. She did not notice any light, but saw a stone smashing onto the ground with roaring sound and raising dust. The direction from which the meteorite came, as shown by the lady, on measurement was found to be roughly 155N. The meteorite initially weighed 678.10 g and measured 11 cm x 6 cm x 7 cm. The stone has well-marked thumb impressions with thin (1 to 2 mm) fusioncrust. A yellowish-grey inner surface is exposed on a portion of the stone due to removal of fusion-crust which gives the foetid smell of sulphur. One end of the stone shows a broken, rough surface covered with thinner fusion crust, indicating a probable breaking of the stone prior to its entry into the earths atmosphere.
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The Bhawad (LL6) meteorite fell in Rajasthan, India, on the 6th June, 2002. A total mass of 678 g was recovered.

26 30' 30"N, 73 6' 55"E

History: A woman witnessed a single stone fall near Bhawad village, Rajasthan, India. No fireball was seen.
Physical characteristics: The crusted 11 x 6 x 7 cm stone weighs 678 g, and shows well-developed regmaglypts. Fusion crust is thinner over an irregular surface at one end, suggesting the stone broke up during passage through the atmosphere.

Source (The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 91, 2007 March, P433, PDF)



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