[meteorite-list] numbering of meteorites

From: meteorites_at_space.com <meteorites_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:47:04 2004
Message-ID: <20011101152645.19693.cpmta_at_c000.snv.cp.net>

On Wed, 31 October 2001, "Dave Harris" wrote:

> Hullo list,
> I have just acquired a beautiful Sikhote-Alin from Mr. Wesel and it has upon
> it's regmaglypted hide two small labels, typewritten on some sort of cloth.
> The digits are, in my case '0086'. The labels are about 1.5cm by 0.5cm and
> look like linen.
> As I said, the digits are typewritten.
> Any ideas as to their origin?

These are original Soviet Academy of Sciences labels. That is the way the did it, and I have in my collection two pieces that were sent to me by the late Dr. Krinov in 1972 with the same type labels-- they were numbered in the 1600 range. I would suspect that yours were, like mine, early recoveries made during the late 1940's or early '50's.

Steve Schoner, American Meteorite Survey.


> if anyone is THAT interested I can email them a picture of the labels....
> Thanks for that!
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