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Cumberland Falls

C.2.2.1. Cumberland Falls hero

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The large crystals in Cumberland Falls formed inside a partially molten aubrite asteroid, while the two black clasts, or fragments, come from a chondritic asteroid that never melted. The odd mixture was probably produced when the chondrite collided with the aubrite.

Collection Information

CUMBERLAND FALLS

Fell April 9, 1919 Whitley County, Kentucky, USA

AUB

AMNH 2222

For Educators

Topic: Earth Science

Subtopic: Meteorites

Keywords: Astrophysics, Chondrites (Meteorites), Astrogeology, Asteroids, Crystals

Audience: General