Georgia Meteorites

Canton

  Cherokee County
Location: Cherokee County
Coordinates: 34°12'N, 84°29'W (reported as 84°30'W in 1966)
Found: 1894
Classification: Iron (IIIAB) Medium otahedrite bandwith 1.1 mm
Analysis: 6.7 & Ni
TKW: 7.3 kg
Details: A mass of 15.5 lb (~7Kg)was ploughed up about 5 miles SW of Canton.
Synonymns:Cherokee County and Cherokee Mills
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Official information can be found at the Meteoritical Society Website.

Cartersville (provisory) [New]

  Bartow County
Location: Bartow County
Coordinates: 34°10'N, 84°47'W
Fell: March 1, 2009 (2300 hrs)
Classification: Stone (unclassified)
Analysis: pending...
TKW: 294 g
Details: A single stone was recovered after it crashed through the roof of an anonymous landowner's house.
Synonymns:Bartow County
Images:

It is currently on display at Tellus Museum in Cartersville, Georgia.
You can read more in the May 2010 IMCA Insights article

Cedartown

  Cedartown Meteorite
Location: Polk County
Coordinates: 34°1'N, 85°16'W (reported as 34°0'N in 1966)
Found: 1898, before this year
Classification: Iron. Hexahedrite (IIAB)
Analysis: 5.36 %Ni, 63.2 ppm.Ga, 181 ppm.Ge, 8.2ppm.Ir.
TKW: 11.3kg
Details: A somewhat rusted mass of 11.3kg was ploughed up before 1898 about 62 miles WNW. of Atlanta. It was recovered from the ashes of a house that had been burnt down, and though exposed to a temperature estimated at 560C. showed no alteration of its microstructure.
Synonymns:Cedertown and Aragon: a 5 grams sample was reported in Polk County at 34'1' N., 85'3'W.
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Official information can be found at the Meteoritical Society Website.

Claxton

  Claxton Meteorite
Location: Evans County
Coordinates: 32°6'9"N, 81°52'22"W
Fell: December 10, 1984, 1730 hrs
Classification: Stone. Olivine hypersthene chondrite (L6)
Analysis:
TKW: 1455 g
Details: A grapefruit sized stone, 1455 g, completely covered with a thin black fusion crust, fell damaging a metal mail box and making a depression less than 30 cm in diameter in loose dirt. Two persons standing 36 m from where it landed and two others inside a mobile home about 20 m away reported a whistling sound followed by a crash and a thud as the stone fell. One stone was recovered, possibly others fell.
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Official information can be found at the Meteoritical Society Website.
Additional information can be found in the Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 63.

Cleveland, Unofficial

  Cleveland Meteorite
Location: Whitfield County
Coordinates: 34°53'N, 84°47'W
Found: 1860
Classification: Iron. Hexahedrite (IIIAB)
Analysis: 91.02 %Fe, 7.38 %Ni
TKW: 115 kg
Details: We list Cleveland under Georgia meteorites because that is most likely where it was actually found. According to Buchwald's Handbook of Iron Meteorites, a "mass, of 254 pounds, had been found half a mile from [the Dalton, Georgia, meteorite] about the year 1862; it was sent to Cleveland and described by Genth under the name 'Cleveland' (1886)." and "The meager information regarding the circumstances of finding strongly indicate that the Cleveland mass was found only half a mile from the 117 pound Dalton mass which Shepard described. Shepard quoted a letter from his informer, 'A large mass of iron supposed to be a meteorite was found half a mile from this one (Dalton), about the year 1862. It was sent to Cleveland, Tenn., where it appears to have been lost sight of.' The coordinates for Cleveland are thus the same as for Dalton (Shepard mass)." It is extremely likely that Cleveland is, in fact, actually a Georgia meteorite.
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Official information can be found at the Meteoritical Society Website.

Dalton

  Dalton Meteorite
Location: Whitfield County
Coordinates: 34°48'N, 84°59'W (reported as 34°57'N, 84°52'W in 1996)
Found: 1879
Classification: Iron. Octahedrite, medium (1.1mm) (originally IIIA / recommended IIIAB)
Analysis: 7.35 %Ni, 18.4 ppm.Ga, 33.1 ppm.Ge, 9.6 ppm.Ir.
TKW: 53 to 59 kg
Details: In 1879 a rounded mass of 117lb was ploughed up 14 miles NE. of Dalton.
Synonymns:A 13lb mass called "Whitfield County", found in 1877, was originally assigned to Dalton. Merrill (op. cit.) doubted this relationship. This Whitfield mass is now assigned to Cleveland.
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Official information can be found at the Meteoritical Society Website.

Enigma

  Enigma Meteorite
Location: Berrien County
Coordinates: 31°20'N, 82°19'W   (Note: Coords should be 83°19'W)
Found: 1967, first reported in this year
Classification: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H4)
Analysis:
TKW: 94 to 126 g
Details:
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Official information can be found at the Meteoritical Society Website.
More information can be found in the Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 36-48.

Forsyth

  Forsyth Meteorite
Location: Monroe County
Coordinates: 33°1'N, 83°58'W (reported as 33°0'N, 83°55'W in 1966)
Fell: 1829, May 8, 1530 hrs
Classification: Stone. Olivine-hyperqthene chondrite (L6), veined
Analysis:
TKW: 16 kg
Details: A stone of 36lb fell, after detonations, Repository of the main mass not known.
Synonymns:Monroe County
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Official information can be found at the Meteoritical Society Website.

Holland's Store

  Holland's Store Meteorite
Location: Chatooga County
Coordinates: 34°22'N, 85°26'W (reported as 34°21'N, 85°23'W in 1966)
Found: 1887
Classification: Iron. Hexahedrite (originally IIA / recommended IIAB)
Analysis: 5.35 %Ni, 60.9 ppm.Ga, 184 ppm.Ge, 20 ppm. Ir.
TKW: 12.2 kg
Details: A mass of 27lb was found and was afterwards broken up.
Synonymns:Chattooga County
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Official information can be found at the Meteoritical Society Website.

Locust Grove

  Locust Grove Meteorite
Location: Henry County
Coordinates: 33°20'N, 84°6'W (reported as 84°8'W in 1966)
Found: 1857
Classification: Iron. Hexahedrite (originally IIA / recommended IIAB)
Analysis: 5.55 %Ni, 60.6 ppm.Ga, 180 ppm.Ge, 7.5 ppm.Ir.
TKW: 10 to 11Kg
Details: A mass of approx. 10kg was found three days after the appearance of a luminous meteor on 26 July, 1857. The mass has been artifically heated to about I000C. Corroded, probably not an observed fall.
Synonymns:Henry County
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Official information can be found at the Meteoritical Society Website.

Losttown

  Losttown Meteorite
Location: Cherokee County
Coordinates: 34°15'N, 84°30'W (reported as 34°10'N in 1966)
Found: 1868
Classification: Iron. Octahedrite, medium (1.0mm) (IID)
Analysis: 10.0 %Ni, 72.7 ppm.Ga, 78.0 ppm.Ge, 18 ppm Ir.
TKW: 3 kg
Details: A mass of about 6.5lb was ploughed up 2.5 miles SW. of Losttown, The mass appears to have been heated to about 550C.
Synonymns:Cherokee County
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Official information can be found at the Meteoritical Society Website.

Lumpkin

  Lumpkin Meteorite
Location: Stewart County
Coordinates: 32°2'N, 84°46'W (reported as 32°3'N, 84°59'W in 1966)
Fell: 1869, October 6, 1145 hrs
Classification: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (originally H6 / recommended L6)
Analysis:
TKW: 340 to 357 g
Details: After detonations, a stone of about 0.75lb was seen to fall 12 miles SW. of Lumpkin.
Synonymns:Stewart County
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Official information can be found at the Meteoritical Society Website.

Millen

  Millen Meteorite
Location: Jenkins County
Coordinates: 32°50'7"N, 81°52'26"W
Found: 1975
Classification: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondritie (H4)
Analysis:
TKW: 40.8 kg (2 stones)
Details: Two masses were found, one three months after the first, totalling 40.8kg. The first specimen was found by Melvin Bell during spring ploughing. It was identified as a meteorite by B.J. O'Connor, Department of Natural Resources, Altanta, Georgia. The second specimen was found about three months later, in late June at the edge of the same field by Wendel Bell. Both specimens are now at the Division of Meteorites, Smithsonian Institution.
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Official information can be found at the Meteoritical Society Website.
Additional information can be found in the Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 55.

Norristown

  Norristown Meteorite
Location: Emanuel County
Coordinates: 32°31'N, 82°33'W
Found: 1965 or 1966
Classification: Iron. Octahedrite, medium (0.65mm) (Was IIIB / recommended IIIAB)
Analysis: 9.64 %Ni, 18.2 ppm.Ga, 32.4 ppm.Ge, 0.016 ppm.Ir. Corroded, shock-hardened
TKW: 4.2 kg
Details: A 4.2kg individual was uncovered by a grader while doing road work, 2.5 miles west of Norristown. The finder, Mr. Joe Underwood, sent it to the Smithsonian Institution for identification. The meteorite was purchased by Dr. E.P. Henderson and will be accessioned into the Smithsonian Collection.
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Official information can be found at the Meteoritical Society Website.
Additional information can be found in the Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 55.

Paulding County

  Paulding County Meteorite
Location: Paulding County
Coordinates: 34°0'N, 84°48'W (reported as 84°50'W in 1966)
Found: 1901, approx.
Classification: Iron. Octahedrite, coarse. IR-ung (pending classification)
Analysis: 6.34 %Ni.
TKW: 725 g
Details: A mass, of which oxidized fragments weighed 725g, was found.

Official information can be found at the Meteoritical Society Website.

Pickens County

  Pickens County Meteorite
Location: Pickens County
Coordinates: 34°30'N, 84°30'W
Found: 1908
Classification: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6)
Analysis: alumina high
TKW: 400 g
Details: A stone of 400g was found
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Official information can be found at the Meteoritical Society Website.

Pitts

  Pitts Meteorite
Location: Wilcox County
Coordinates: 31°57'N, 83°31'W (reported as 31°55'N, 83°36'W in 1966)
Fell: 1921, April 20, 0900 hrs
Classification: Iron. Octahedrite,fine (0.2mm), with silicate inclusions (Was IB / recommended IAB-ung)
Analysis: 12.8 %Ni, 33.0 ppm.Ga, 94.2 ppm.Ge, 0.86 ppm.Ir. The silicates are of the Copiapo type.
TKW: 3.76 kg
Details: After the appearance of a brilliant fireball, followed by detonations, four masses, of 57oz, 42.5oz, 30oz, and 2oz, fell over an area of 1 mile by 0.25 mile.
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Official information can be found at the Meteoritical Society Website.

Putnam County

  Putnam County Meteorite
Location: Putnam County
Coordinates: 33°15'N, 83°15'W (reported as 33°20'N, 83°20'W in 1966)
Found: 1839
Classification: Iron. Octahedrite, fine (0.3mm) (IVA)
Analysis: 7.98 % Ni, 2.17 ppm.Ga, 0. 129 ppm.Ge, 2.1 ppm.Ir.
TKW: 32.7 kg
Details: Heavily weathered, shock hardened.
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Official information can be found at the Meteoritical Society Website.

Sardis

  Sardis Meteorite
Location: Jenkins County
Coordinates: 32°56'56"N, 81°51'54"W (reported as 32°57'N, 81°52'W in 1966)
Found: 1940
Classification: Iron. Octahedrite, coarse (2.5mm) (Was IA / recommended IAB-complex)
Analysis: 6.58 %Ni, 93.7 ppm.Ga, 400 ppm.Ge, 1.3 ppm.Ir.
TKW: 800 kg
Details: A mass of 800kg was found when ploughing in Jenkins Co., 6-25 miles WSW, of Sardis, Burke County.
Synonymns:Pulaski County - a 116g sample was reported in Pulaski County at 32'15' N., 83'30' W.
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Official information can be found at the Meteoritical Society Website.

Smithonia

  Smithonia Meteorite
Location: 34°0'N, 83°10'W (reported as 83°11'W in 1966)
Coordinates: Oglethorpe County
Found: 1940
Classification: Iron. Hexahedrite (Was IIA / recommended IIAB)
Analysis: 5.86 %Ni, 65.3 ppm.Ga, 187 ppm.Ge, 34 ppm. Ir.
TKW: 69.9 kg
Details: A mass of 154lb was found near Smithonia.
Synonymns:Smithsonia or Elberton - a small fragment was reported in Elbert County.
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Official information can be found at the Meteoritical Society Website.

Social Circle

  Social Circle Meteorite
Location: Walton County
Coordinates: 33°42'N, 83°42'W (reported as 33°40'N, 83°44'W in 1966)
Found: 1927, several years before this
Classification: Iron. Octahedrite, fine (0.3mm) (IVA)
Analysis: 7.65 %Ni, 1.63 ppm.Ga, 0.092 ppm.Ge, 3.6 ppm.Ir.
TKW: 99.3 kg
Details: A mass of 219lb was found. Shocked then reheated.
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Official information can be found at the Meteoritical Society Website.

Statesboro

  Statesboro Meteorite
Location: Bulloch County
Coordinates: 32°26'15"N, 81°55'0"W
Found: approximately June 15, 2000, not analyzed until August 2003
Classification: Stone. shock-darkened ordinary chondrite (L5)
Analysis: Consisting primarily of the minerals olivine, pyroxene, and plagioclase -- with inclusions of nickel-iron and troilite
TKW: >2200 g
Details: Georgia's 23rd meteorite, A mass of approximately >2200 grams was turned up on a farm by a bean picker.
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Official information can be found at the Meteoritical Society Website.
Additional information can be found in the Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 88.
Detailed accounts can be found at the Falling Rocks collection Website.

Thomson

  Thomson Meteorite
Location: McDuffie County
Coordinates: 33°28'N, 82°29'W (reported as 33°25'N in 1966)
Found: 1888
Classification: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L6), veined
Analysis:
TKW: 218 g
Details: A stone of 218g was found.

Official information can be found at the Meteoritical Society Website.

Twin City

  Twin City Meteorite
Location: Emanuel County
Coordinates: 32°35'N, 82°1'W
Found: 1955
Classification: Iron. Ataxite, Ni-rich (IAB-ung)
Analysis: Preliminary analysis: 29.91 % Ni, 0.51 % Co, .046 % sulphur, .34 % phosphor
Also reported as 30.06 % Ni, 4.54 ppm.Ga, 7,42 ppm,Ge, 0.015 ppm.Ir., polycrystalline
TKW: 5.13 kg
Details: A much weathered mass of 5.13kg was found 15km east of Twin City, Emanuel County, Georgia. The meteorite was picked up at the time the scraping of the road. It was considerably weathered. The meteorite was found to consist of large pieces-"grains". The main mass of the Twin City meteorite is preserved in the collections of Department of Mines, Mining and Geology, of Atlanta.
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Official information can be found at the Meteoritical Society Website.
Additional information can be found in the Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 8.

Union County

  Union County Meteorite
Location: Union County
Coordinates: 34°45'N, 84°0'W (reported as 34°52'N, 83°55'W in 1966)
Found: 1853
Classification: Iron. Octahedrite, coarsest (2.lmm) (IC), Shock-hardened but not annealed
Analysis: 6.12 %Ni, 54.8 ppm.Ga, 245 ppm.Ge, 2.1 ppm.Ir.
TKW: 6.8 kg
Details: A mass of about 15lb was found.
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Official information can be found at the Meteoritical Society Website.

This information was compiled from the following sources:
The Meteoritical Society Website, the mindat.org mineral and locality database, "Meteorites
of Georgia", Department of Mines, Mining & Geology; 1966, and the Falling Rocks Website.


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