[meteorite-list] Takysie Lake
From: Alexander Seidel <ase_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:42:00 2004
"Darryl S. Futrell" wrote:
> Back in 1968 I traded for a 10 gram slice of Takysie Lake, BC, Canada. It
> had been written up in the Dec. 1967 issue of Meteoritics (which I don't see
> on my bookshelf) by Nininger, Huss, or both. They weren't sure if the many
> stones Nininger or both found were meteoritic or not, but Nininger was
> convinced they all had fusion crusts. It was suggested that they might be
> lunar, which aroused my curiosity. My slice doesn't look like anything
> lunar to me, but then, I haven't seen a full variety of Apollo rock types.
> My slice has a light brownish stain for a crust. If it originally had more
> of a fusion crust, it didn't survive the slicing.
> I never heard another word about it, except that some tests had been
> inconclusive. Has anyone ever heard of these Takysie Lake stones and what
> they turned out to be?
Hi Darryl and List,
In the MetBase remarks section I found the following information:
"The brecciated material collected, H.H.Nininger and G.I.Huss,
Meteoritics, 1967, 3, p.169, is probably a conglomerate or breccia,
A.L.Graham et al., Cat. Met., London, 1985."
Literature with keywords on Takysie:
Huss G.I. (1967) "Field investigation of the Takysie stones", 1966
(abs.) Meteoritics 3(3), 113.
Huss G.I. (1977) "Significance of the Yamato meteorites" Meteoritics
Nininger H.H. (1967) "Discovery of the Takysie, B.C., stone", 1965
(abs.) Meteoritics 3(3), 121
Nininger, Huss (1967) "The Takysie Lake, B.C., Stones: Meteorites or
Moon Rock?" Meteoritics (3(4), 169-178
There seems to be no more recent info on this one.
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