The Crumlin meteorite fell on September 13th 1902. It landed 20 yards away from John Adams who was gathering apples from a tree on the edge of a cornfield at Crosshill Farm. It was a cloudy day so he didn't see it fall, but he heard the noise of it landing (he thought it was the boiler at a local mill bursting). After finding a hole in the ground he returned with a spade and dug up a dense black stone weighing 4.3 kg. Its outer surface was almost entirely covered with fusion crust.
Crumlin is in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
The Crumlin meteorite is classified as an L5 ordinary chondrite meaning it has a low iron content (5-10%) and indistinct chondrules (round features) that have in many places have been metamorphosed under conditions to homogenise the pre-existing minerals (olivine and pyroxene mainly).
This Collection consists of meteorites that have fallen in Great Britain and Ireland and which are now preserved in museum collections. We have also included samples of the two known meteorite impact deposits in the UK.
The Natural History Museum in London offers more information about meteorites and meteorite categories; there is more information about its meteorite collections here.