Broek in Waterland (L6)Your model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
While repairing damage to the roof of a garden shed, residents found a stone weighing 530 grams. It turned out to be a meteorite that impacted the shed after a fireball appeared during twilight on 11 January 2019 at 17.09 CET. Eyewitnesses saw the meteor break up into different parts, which can also be inferred from the shape of the meteorite. In the vicinity of the village of Broek in Waterland, approximately 70 hectares of meadows were searched in order to recover any other surviving fragments. This was not an easy task because the fragments could penetrate deeply into the swampy, peaty soils of the water-rich area. Despite extensive fieldwork, no other fragments were found. The meteorite is now part of the national collection housed at the Naturalis Biodiversity Center. It is classified as an ordinary chondrite (L6) and is currently being studied in more detail.