[meteorite-list] Plainview, TX fall information wanted

From: Bernd Pauli HD <bernd.pauli_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:48:10 2004
Message-ID: <3BC05C97.CBE377C7_at_lehrer1.rz.uni-karlsruhe.de>

Charlie wrote:

> The 4th edition of the Catalog notes that the Death Valley stone has
> been assigned to this fall. Does anyone know where this stone was
> found? Surely not Death Valley, California?!

Hello Charlie, Martin, and List!

In the third edition of the Meteorite Catalogue (1966, p. 130),
"Death Valley" is still listed as a separate entry:

Death Valley, Inyo County,
California, U.S.A.
Found 1956
36 21' N / 116 49' W
Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite.
B. Mason, Meteorites, 1962, p. 229, and (1).

The reference does not help much either because it is only
a listing of "Meteorites of the United States" (pp. 227-245).

As Charlie already stated, this Death Valley stone was later assigned
to the Plainview (1917) chondrite. The Blue Book also mentions a
reference that someone should examine more closely: Cat. Meteor.
Arizona State University, 1970, p. 36.

Best wishes,

Received on Sun 07 Oct 2001 09:45:59 AM PDT

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