METEORS MINERALS & FOSSILS
Cumberland Falls (Aubrite)
Cumberland Falls (Whitley County, Kentucky, USA) Aubrite (stone) - fell 9th April 1919:
A SMALL SLICE OF THE METEOR, CUMBERLAND FALLS
"Several stones fell, the largest, which broke into fragments, estimated to weigh 31lb (14kg), after the appearance of a fireball and detonations" - A.M. Miller (1919).
Cumberland Falls has two different lithologies often not represented on small specimens and fragments - light coloured enstatite and dark black chondritic clasts with sharp boundaries against the light portion. The light portion represents a low temperature assemblage, while the dark chondritic clasts with partial and whole chondrules and bright metal flake has undergone a higher temperature event.
This partial slice of Cumberland Falls measures approximately 49x22x5mm and weighs 13.8g.
PHOTO BY V. SCOGGIN
Another meteor impact area at Salt Lick Creek. Jackson Co. Tn.