From: Bernd Pauli HD <bernd.pauli_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:41:53 2004
> Are there any Belgium meteorites?
> Lesves (1896), St. Denijs-Westrem (1855),
> Tourinne-la-Grosse (1863), Bettrechies (1934),
> all falls.
Note: Bettrechies = Hainhaut
> Hainaut (fell in France, near Belgian border) - H3-6, brecciated
> Lesves - L6
> St. Denijs-Westrem (misspelled in Cat.Met.*) - L6, veined
> Tourinnes-la-Grosse - L6
* Thank you, Frank, for the correction!
In addition to the afore-mentioned AUTHENTICATED falls, there are
three doubtful cases, two of which are mentioned in Chladni's "Die
Feuer-Meteore, Wien, 1819":
1) Brussels (One stone is said to have fallen: Chladni)
2) Charleroi (Several stones, weighing up to 8 lb, fell: Chladni)
3) Mons (Several stones, up to 1 lb in weight, are said to have fallen,
G. von Boguslawski, Ann. Phys. Chem. (Poggendorff), 1854,
4,(suppl.), p. 9, but the evidence is not conclusive.
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