Utrecht, Blaauwkapel (L6)Your model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
The Utrecht meteorite fell on 2 June 1843 in two pieces weighting about 7 kg and 2.7 kg. It is the largest and most massive meteorite that has fallen thus far in the Netherlands. A local newspaper wrote on June 3, 1843; “Last night, about 8 o’clock, a meteor stone fell in the municipality of Blaauwkapel, less than an hour away from the city. […] It weighs 7 Dutch pounds, has an irregular elongated shape, and is surrounded on the outside with the black crust peculiar to these enigmatic bodies, damaged only in one place where the internal grey matter of the stone appears.” It turned out to be the largest and main mass of the ‘Utrecht’. A second, yet smaller fragment struck near the hamlet of Loevenhoutje. The Utrecht meteorite classifies as an ordinary chondrite (L6). If you want to admire the Blaauwkapel (now 6,320 grams) you will have to travel to the Hungarian Natural History Museum in Budapest, where it is on permanent display as part of its collection.