Rowton

Rowton, Shropshire, England
Fell 20th April, 1876 – Iron, Medium Octahedrite, IIIAB

Link to Rowton in the Meteoritical bulletin


3.82 gram part slice, the rarest of the rare of UK meteorites!


Rowton is one of the few Iron meteorite witnessed falls

3.82 gram specimen next to a pump label of 'Rowton Meteorite' beer which is brewed by the Rowton brewery in Rowton, only a few fields away from where the meteorite fell

The main mass of Rowton as pictured on a British Museum photocard issued in 1922

Close up of the widmanstatten pattern on my specimen