Find / Fall: Fall – 1819
Location: Poitou-Charentes, France
Total Known Weight: 5 kg
The Jonzac meteorite arrived on Earth just after sunrise on the morning of June 13, 1819, in the area of Poitou-Charentes, France. The fireball was seen and then thunderous detonations were heard. Only five kgs of this meteorite were recovered. Jonzac is a monomict eucrite which means it is made of angular bits of rock that have the same composition. Eucrite meteorites are members of the HED group of achondrites and may have originated on the large asteroid Vesta. Jonzac is rarely seen for sale and is one often missing from collections. All specimens are from the Vienna Museum.