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Meteorite

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Eesti: Meteoriit
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Español: Meteorito
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فارسی: شهابسنگ
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한국어: 운석
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Íslenska: loftsteinn
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עברית: מטאוריט
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Nederlands: Meteoriet
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日本語: 隕石
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Português: Meteorito
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Русский: Метеорит
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Suomi: Meteoriitti
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ไทย: อุกกาบาต
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中文: 隕石
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EarthEdit

Largest meteoritesEdit

IronEdit

See also: Iron meteorites


  • Campo del Cielo meteorite, Chaco Province, Argentina (1576) total known weight: more than 100 tons
    • Main fragments: el Meson de Fierro or Otumpa (missing), Runa Pocito or Otumpa, el Toba, el Hacha, el Mocovi, el Tonocote, el Abipon, el Mataco, el Taco, la Perdida, Las Viboras, el Chaco, Tañigó II (missing), la Sopresa, el Wichí or Meteorito Santiagueño
  • Hoba meteorite, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia (1920) total known weight: 60 tons
  • Cape York meteorite, Qaasuitsup, Greenland (1894) total known weight: 58.2 tons
    • Main fragments: Ahnighito (aka the Tent), Woman, Dog, Savik I, Thule, Savik II, Agpalilik (aka the Man), Tunorput
  • Canyon Diablo meteorite, Arizona, USA (1891) total known weight: 30 tons
  • Armanty meteorite, Xinjiang, China, fragment weight: 28.0 tons
    • Xinjiang meteorite, Xinjiang, China (July 2011) fragment weight: 25.0 tons, it might be from the same meteoroid
  • Gibeon meteorite, Namaland, Namibia (1836) total known weight: 26 tons
  • Sikhote-Alin meteorite, Primorskiy kray, Russia (1947) total known weight: 23.0 tons
  • Bacubirito meteorite, Sinaloa, Mexico (1863) total known weight: 22 tons
  • Chupaderos meteorite, Chihuahua, Mexico (1852) fragment weights: 14.11 and 6.77 tons
    • Main fragments: Chupaderos I, Chupaderos II
  • Mundrabilla meteorite, Western Australia, Australia (1966) fragment weights: 12.4 and 6.1 tons
    • Main fragments: Mundrabilla I, Mundrabilla II
  • Mbozi meteorite, Mbeya, Tanzania (1930) fragment weight: 16 tons
  • Willamette meteorite, Oregon, USA (1902) total known weight: 14.15 tons
  • Morito meteorite, Chihuahua, Mexico (1600) fragment weight: 10.1 tons
  • Nantan meteorite, Guangxi, China (1958) fragment weight: 9.5 tons
  • Cranbourne meteorite, Victoria, Australia (1854) total known weight: 8.6 tons
  • Santa Catarina meteorite, Santa Catarina, Brazil (1875) total known weight: 7 tons
  • Bendegó meteorite, Bahia, Brazil (1784) fragment weight: 5.36 tons
  • Toluca meteorite, Mexico, Mexico (1776) total known weight: 3 tons
  • Henbury meteorite, Northern Territory, Australia (1931) total known weight: 2 tons

Stony-IronEdit

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  • Brenham meteorite, Kansas, USA (2005) total known weight: 4.3 tons
  • Vaca Muerta meteorite, Antofagasta, Chile (1861) total known weight: 3.83 tons
  • Huckitta meteorite, Northern Territory, Australia (1937) total known weight: 2.30 tons
  • Fukang meteorite, Xinjiang, China (2000) total known weight: 1.00 ton
  • Imilac meteorite, Antofagasta, Chile (1822) total known weight: 0.92 tons
  • Bondoc meteorite, Southern Tagalog, Philippines (1956) total known weight: 0.89 tons
  • Brahin meteorite, Gomel', Belarus (1810) total known weight: 0.82 tons
  • Esquel meteorite, Chubut, Argentina (1951) total known weight: 0.75 tons
  • Krasnojarsk meteorite, Krasnoyarskiy kray, Russia (1749) total known weight: 0.70 tons
  • Jepara meteorite, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia (2008) total known weight: 0.50 tons
  • Seymchan meteorite, Magadanskaya oblast', Russia (2007) total known weight: 0.32 tons
  • Estherville meteorite, Iowa, USA (1879) total known weight: 0.32 tons
  • Omolon meteorite, Magadanskaya oblast', Russia (1981) total known weight: 0.25 tons
  • Youxi meteorite, Fujian, China (2006) total known weight: 0.22 tons
  • Pallasovka meteorite, Volgogradskaya oblast', Russia (1990) total known weight: 0.20 tons

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  • Allende meteorite, Chihuahua, Mexico (8 February 1969) total known weight: 2 tons
  • Northwest Africa 869 (NWA 869), Northwest Africa (2000) total known weight: 2 tons
  • Jilin meteorite, Jilin, China (1976) fragment weight: 1,770 kg
  • Norton County meteorite, Kansas, USA (1948) fragment weight: 1,070 kg
  • Long Island meteorite, Kansas, USA (1891) total known weight: 560 kg
  • Paragould meteorite, Arkansas, USA (1930) fragment weight: 370 kg
  • Bjurböle meteorite, Finland (1899) total known weight: 330 kg

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"Martian", "lunar" and asteroidal meteoritesEdit

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Notes:

  • Martian meteorites are martian rocks on Earth, but there are meteorites on Mars as well (e.g. Rovers on Mars)
  • Lunar meteorites are lunar rocks on Earth, but there are meteorites on the Moon as well (e.g. Apollo program)


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