[meteorite-list] Happy Birthday Natural History Museum

From: Bernd Pauli HD <bernd.pauli_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:42:00 2004
Message-ID: <3A6383D9.94A0C9F2_at_lehrer1.rz.uni-karlsruhe.de>

"E.L.Jones" wrote:

> I wonder what the first meteorite was in the collection?

Hi Elton and List,

According to J.G. Burke, Cosmic Debris, Meteorites in History,
p. 180, a piece of the Krasnojarsk pallasite was presented to
the British minister to Russia in 1776; a piece of the Campo
del Cielo iron followed in 1778. Both were turned over to the

Best wishes,
Good Night,

Received on Mon 15 Jan 2001 06:12:25 PM PST

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