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Draveil meteorite, Essonne, Ile-de-France, Francei
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Draveil meteoriteMeteorite Fall Location

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 48° 41' 8'' North , 2° 24' 33'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 48.68576,2.40941
GeoHash:G#: u09syyfrp
Locality type:Meteorite Fall Location
Meteorite Class:H5 chondrite meteorite
Meteoritical Society Class:H5
Metbull:View entry in Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Ordinary Chondrite (H5) fell during the night of 12 to 13 July 2011,26 KM south of Paris

Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
Draveil29,316 (2016)0.4km
Viry-Châtillon31,131 (2016)1.9km
Vigneux-sur-Seine26,692 (2016)1.9km
Juvisy-sur-Orge12,376 (2016)1.9km
Athis-Mons31,225 (2016)2.5km

History: A 206 g stone was found in a roof in Draveil (26 KM south of Paris) on July 13, 2011, by N. and J.-P. Eydens and reported to P.-M. Pelé and A. Jambon (UPVI) a few days after the event. It was later discovered that a 5.2 kg stone had been seen to fall in a garden by a mailman in Savigny sur Orge at 12:30 am (local time) on that same day. Two more stones (88 g and 2 kg) made holes and dents in roofs in Draveil and Grigny, and a fifth one was later found by two schoolgirls in the park of the Rosa Parks high school in Montgeron. One was reported to have crashed through the windshield of a car in Draveil.

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23.03 - 33.9 Ma

ID: 3162563
marine deposit

Age: Oligocene (23.03 - 33.9 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{clay}, Minor{sand,carbonates, consolidated,marl}

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

23.03 - 66 Ma

ID: 3185697
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleogene (23.03 - 66 Ma)

Comments: Paris Basin

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. [154]

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Physical characteristics: All stones are covered with a dull gray fusion crust except where they hit the ground or roofs. Most exhibit on their surface at least one rectangular cavity, partly filled with fusion crust as if a pool of liquid had flowed in the cavity.
Petrography: (A. Jambon, UPVI; R. Hewins, C. Fieni and B. Zanda, MNHNP; E. Dransart, EMTT). Equilibrated texture, relict chondrules, abundant metal.
Geochemistry: Olivine: Fa18.7±0.3 (N=19); Low Calcium pyroxene Fs16.7±0.6, Wo1.3±0.8 (N=8) (EMP).
Classification: Ordinary chondrite (H5).
Specimens: Main mass: MNHNP (7338 g, 4 stones)

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