[meteorite-list] Dick Pugh

From: Rob and Colleen <iguana_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:46:25 2004
Message-ID: <3B047237.2CFB455A_at_pcez.com>

Hello all-
Last night I had the pleaseure of attending Dick Pugh's lecture on
meteorites at the Clakamas County Museum of the Oregon Territory. Dick,
a well spoken meteoriticist who's been at it quite a while, delivered a
visual cornicopia of slides with stories to match as well as a table
covered with samples spanning the three main classifications and
examples of achondrites. The cherry on the cake was seeing, for the
first time ever, all four (yes count 'em, four) Oregon meteorites under
one roof. These included an~3kg. slice of Kalamath Falls, ~75g
Willamette, ~75g Sams Valley, and a beautifully brecciated fragment of
Salem sporting a remarkable 2mm jet black fusion crust! The only thing
missing was Port Orford. There was a lack of fellow collectors and the
majority of the attendees were folks that were around when Willamette
was still sitting in Oregon but they lent a unique perspective the
event. All in all, it was a fun time, informative to everyone, with lots
of hands on and good storytelling. Dick, if you're on the list, thank
you and anyone else who has the opportunity to avail themselves to one
of his presentations, go.
Rob Wesel
Received on Thu 17 May 2001 08:52:07 PM PDT

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