[meteorite-list] Ross Canyon and Kem-Kem classification

From: Bernd Pauli HD <bernd.pauli_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:37:38 2004
Message-ID: <3A4D1842.CD574988_at_lehrer1.rz.uni-karlsruhe.de>

Matteo Chinellato wrote:

> I have the Kem Kem classificated L6 total mass 75 kg.

Hello Matteo and List,

Isn't it really an annoying affair with those meteorites from
the Hot Deserts which swamp the market and have, instead
of unambiguous information, three question marks:

Question mark no. 1: Purchased from Moroccan dealers - Who ?
Question mark no. 2: Possible origin - Where exactly?
Question mark no. 3: Place of purchase = place of find (?) or
                              "Where is Where?"

There are to "Kem Kems" (only two?):

a) NWA 050 / 1145 gr / H5
b) NWA 051/ 0330 gr / L4

One would fit Tracy's info with regard to classification, the other
would (almost) fit Matteo's info. The only meteorite that is close
to the mass Matteo provided would be Northwest Africa 055 with
a mass of 42 kg, but, alas, it's also an L4!

Or what about Northwest Africa 059 with a mass of 27 kg, but this one
is an H3.9/4, or even better: Zag (a) with a mass of 175 kg and a H3-6

Sometimes even a comprehensive database fails
to perform properly and adequately .... Sigh ...!

Best wishes,

Received on Fri 29 Dec 2000 06:03:30 PM PST

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