Shock stage S3
Region New Brunswick
Observed fall Yes
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.
It is classified as LL6-ordinary chondrite.
The geological history of Benton has four stages: chondrule formation and accumulation, brecciation, thermal metamorphism and finally shock vein formation.