[meteorite-list] Plainview, TX fall information wanted

From: almitt <almitt_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:48:10 2004
Message-ID: <3BBE0AA3.DC6EC637_at_kconline.com>

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Hi Martin and all,

I think this 25lbs meteorite might have actually hit the horse trough (sp?) and was
recovered from there. I talked to Blaine Reed who has or might still have part of the
actual meteorite available and he had mentioned this.

--AL

Martin Horejsi wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> I am looking for information about the suspected sort-of-witnessed fall of the
> Plainview, Texas meteorite. What Iíve heard thus far is that one night in 1903 some
> men heard their horses go a little crazy. In the morning, there was a broken fence
> rail and a hole in the ground that the horses would not go near. A 25lb meteorite
> was pulled from the hole.
>
> Apparently, this stone sat around somewhere for some length of time. At a later
> time, the stone was sliced and it was discovered that it was actually a Plainview
> specimen except that it was discovered miles of the 1917 Plainview strewnfield.
>
> Any citations or sources of information would be helpful.
>
> Cheers and thanks,
>
> Martin
>
>
>

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Hi Martin and all,
<p>I think this 25lbs meteorite might have actually hit the horse trough
(sp?) and was recovered from there. I talked to Blaine Reed who has or
might still have part of the actual meteorite available and he had mentioned
this.
<p>--AL
<p>Martin Horejsi wrote:
<blockquote TYPE=CITE><font face="Helvetica">Hi All,</font>
<p><font face="Helvetica">I am looking for information about the suspected
sort-of-witnessed fall of the Plainview, Texas meteorite. What Iíve heard
thus far is that one night in 1903 some men heard their horses go a little
crazy. In the morning, there was a broken fence rail and a hole in the
ground that the horses would not go near. A 25lb meteorite was pulled from
the hole.</font>
<p><font face="Helvetica">Apparently, this stone sat around somewhere for
some length of time. At a later time, the stone was sliced and it was discovered
that it was actually a Plainview specimen except that it was discovered
miles of the 1917 Plainview strewnfield.</font>
<p><font face="Helvetica">Any citations or sources of information would
be helpful.</font>
<p><font face="Helvetica">Cheers and thanks,</font>
<p><font face="Helvetica">Martin</font>
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Received on Fri 05 Oct 2001 03:31:50 PM PDT


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