Monday 25 April 2016

Astrognome Scrapbook Bovedy Meteorite

Bovedy Meteorite

On April 25th 1969 a meteorite weighing 5.4 kg landed close to the town of Limavady in the Bovedy region of county Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

The meteorite crashed at 9.22 pm, the largest piece which weighed 4.9 kg fell on the farm of Mr. Gilmore in Bovedy. A small impact crater, depth 14.5 inches, was discovered in a field used for open grazing, and a stone 9 x 8 x 4 inches was recovered.

At the Royal Ulster Constabulary Central Stores in Sprucefield, County Antrim a hole was discovered in the corrugated asbestos roof of a store. On the concrete floor, among fragments of the roof a stone object was found broken into two pieces, weighing 283g and 230g.

The meteorite was a L3 stone type.

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