Cumberland Falls

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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.

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  • Collection Information


      Fell April 9, 1919 Whitley County, Kentucky, USA


      AMNH 2222

  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Meteorites

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

      Audience: General