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|Fall date||January 16, 1949, about 4:00pm|
|TKW||2.84 kilograms (6.3 lb)|
Benton is a meteorite found near the village of Benton, New Brunswick following a fireball. Two masses were found but the meteorites were split up. The largest fragment is now in the Canadian National Meteorite Collection, Ottawa.
The geological history of Benton has four stages: chondrule formation and accumulation, brecciation, thermal metamorphism and finally shock vein formation.
- Meteoritical Bulletin Database: Benton
- Walton, E. L. & Spray, J. G., 2003, Mineralogy, petrology, and thermal evolution of the Benton LL6 chondrite Meteoritics & Planetary Science, Vol. 39, No. 8, Supplement, p. A157-161