[meteorite-list] Transported Canyon Diablos

From: John Gwilliam <jkgdiver_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:37:32 2004
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At 03:39 PM 12/5/00 -0800, Matson, Robert wrote:
>Hi Donald and list,
> > In the meantime, in case you're interested, here is my list of Canyon
> > Diable [sic] transports
> > Name Weight (kg) Location Prehistoric?
> > Albuquerque 0.16 35 106 50 doubtful,
> > 2ndhand dealer
> > Ashfork 27 34 53 111 37 suspected
> > Bloody Basin 5.2 34 10 111 43 yes, in a
> > house
>I can add one to your list:
>Panamint Range, CA - 230g, IAB coarse octahedrite. Found 1950-1964(?) by
>unnamed prospector, approximate coordinates 36d 30'N, 117d 30'W. See
>Meteoritical Bulletin #54. Believed to be a transported Canyon Diablo.

A check of ASU's 1985 catalog turned up these additional meteorites thought
to be part of the Canyon Diablo.

Fossil Springs, AZ. ASU #34fs. 4928g. It is listed at the beginning of
all the Canyon Diablo specimens (#34) No other information given.

Fair Oaks, AZ. ASU #722- 0.78kg. Fair Oaks is considered to be a fragment
of Canyon Diablo by V.F. Bushwald, but is listed separately here.

Oildale, CA, ASU #900 - 0.36kg. V.F. Bushwald considers Oildale to be a
transported fragment of Canyon Diablo.

Palisades Park, TX, ASU #520.1x - 0.12kg. Palisades Park is considered by
V.F. Bushwald to be a transported fragment of Canyon Diablo which has been
exposed to impact heating stage VI.

Rifle, CO. ASU #528.1x - 102.7kg. Rifle is considered to be a transported
fragment of Canyon Diablo by V.F. Bushwald. It is listed here separately
because of its many citations in the literature. Note: Corrspondence
between R.S Clarke Jr., V.F.Bushwald and J.T.Wasson (November 1994, copies
in Min. Dept. NHM, London) conclude that Rifle is most likely to be a
separate individual from Canyon Diablo. (p. 427 Fifth Edition Catalog of

Wickenburg (iron), AZ. ASU#455.1x - 0.25kg. V.F.Bushwald considers the
Wickenburg iron to be a fragment of Canyon Diablo.

John Gwilliam

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