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Just before noon on 28 August 1925, a meteorite impacted the pasture of farmer Leendert Reinier Blom in the Prunjebevang of the municipality of Ellemeet in the province Zeeland (just east of the village of Serooskerke). During excavation the meteorite of 918 gram broke into four pieces. Ellemeet is a diogenite (achondrite) and this makes it part of the Howardite-Eucrite-Diogenite (HED) clan of meteorites that are sourced from the asteroid 4 Vesta. The large impact crater Rheasilvia was found to contain more diogenite at the bottom of the crater than other parts of the asteroid’s surface. This impact crater can be considered as the source area of diogenite meteorites like the Ellemeet. This fragment of the Ellemeet is housed in the collection at Artis Royal Zoo (100.8 grams). A full account of the Ellemeet and its history is given in the scientific publication by de Vet, 2015.