[meteorite-list] Arizona impact features and the Fort Pierre meteorite

From: Sam Kimpton <bessel_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:41:05 2004
Message-ID: <3A78CA30.70A8AF55_at_teleport.com>

Some where at the USGS field station in Flagstaff's website there is a list of
every publication that Gene submitted. I do not remember the specific address
but someone there can get it for you.

Try there site <A

When you find out please let me know. I would not mind accessing that page

Sam Kimpton
Scientific Officer: Vernonia Peak Observatory
Personal page <A

Donald Blakeslee wrote:

> Hi, List.
> I have heard several passing references to some impact features found by
> Gene Shoemaker and others in Arizona, near Chinle. Can anyone point me to
> some written material on them and whether any meteorite fragments are
> associated? Thanks.
> On another subject, I may have stumbled onto the point of origin of the
> Fort Pierre meteorite. This specimen came to light in St. Louis, where it
> was reported as having been found by some fur traders "20 miles form Fort
> Pierre." The fur trader in question was C.P. Chouteau, who was from a very
> prominent family of traders in St. Louis.
> I was looking at some other data, when I realized that I had information on
> Indian trails leading to and from Fort Pierre. The fort was built near to
> a ford where a major trail crossed the Missouri River. To the west, the
> trail led to Fort Laramia, another trading establishment. To the east, it
> ran to the Sioux Rendezvous on the James River in NE South Dakota. If you
> go from Fort Pieere to the main ford (there were two -- one for low and one
> for high water crossings) and then follow the trail northeast, twenty miles
> brings you to a spot the Sioux called Paha wakan, now called Medicine Knoll.
> Now, this could be a coincidence, but Indians placed other meteorites on
> hilltops and used them for shrines. So, I can't prove anything yet, but
> I'm looking for evidence on beliefs about this particular spot to see if
> they correspond to those about other meteorites. Location is:
> N 44 deg 28 min 18 sec
> W 100 deg 02 min 16 sec
> Don Blakeslee
> Department of Anthropology
> Wichita State University
> Wichita, KS 67230-0052
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