[meteorite-list] Meteo "rite" or Meteo "wrong"?

From: Bernd Pauli HD <bernd.pauli_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:43:31 2004
Message-ID: <3B4DC500.FD2245E3_at_lehrer1.rz.uni-karlsruhe.de>

Matteo wrote:

> Hello all Take a look here:
> http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1166205228

Hello All,

As so often, the pictures are fuzzy and unsharp, but:

IF this "river-washed" and "tumbled-looking" something is meteoritic in
origin, it should belong to a fall or find not too far away from Licking
County, OH. Of course, it may also have been transported there from
away. Well, there is the South Bend, Indiana, pallasite, ... then we
have Eagle Station, Kentucky, and Mount Vernon. In 1903, Merrill wrote
Mount Vernon:

"As stated above, the stone is a pallasite. It differs, however, from
usual pallasites in that, while those may properly be described as
masses of iron containing silicate minerals, this is really a mass of
silicate with cementing of iron, the proportion of iron, so far as can
determined from examination of the exterior of the mass, or of the small
pieces which have been broken away, being much less than in the case of
pallasite of Kiowa county, Kansas. From the Admire pallasite, described
the present writer in the Proceedings of the U. S. National Museum for
it differs in that the silicate (in this case olivine) occurs in large
rounded blebs rather than in sharply angular fragments. In this respect
it differs from the Eagle Station, Kentucky, pallasite."

MERRILL G.P. (1903) A newly-found meteorite from Mount Vernon,
Christian County, Kentucky (The American Geologist, March, 1903).

Anyone out there who owns some Mount Vernon
material, might compare it to what (s)he's got!

Best wishes,

Received on Thu 12 Jul 2001 11:40:48 AM PDT

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