|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||46° 13' North , 5° 0' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||46.21667,5.00000|
|Locality type:||Meteorite Fall Location|
|Meteorite Class:||H3-5 chondrite meteorite|
|Meteoritical Society Class:||H3-5|
|Metbull:||View entry in Meteoritical Bulletin Database|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
|Other/historical names associated with this locality:||Rhône-Alpes|
Unequilibrated Ordinary chondrite, brecciated (H3-5,br).
Fall, 7 September 1753; 14 kg.
After detonations, two stones (9kg;5kg) were found at Luponnas and at Pont-de-Vesle. Accounts are sparse and only a small amount appears to have been preserved.
At the beginning of the millennium the largest remaining fragments (84 g, 54 g) were held at the Naturhistorisches Museum in Wien (Vienna) and the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris, respectively.
Luponnas is one of 44 witnessed unequilibrated ordinary chondrite falls. Four other witnessed falls — Didim, Fermo, Magombedze, and Oum Dreyga — are also classified exactly as 'H3-5' ordinary chondrites.
1 valid mineral.
Meteorite/Rock Types Recorded
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This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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2.588 - 5.333 Ma
2.588 - 23.03 Ma
|Cenozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Neogene (2.588 - 23.03 Ma)
Comments: Rhone Trough
Lithology: Sedimentary rocks
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529.