[meteorite-list] Plainview, TX fall information wanted
From: Bernd Pauli HD <bernd.pauli_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:48:10 2004
> 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,
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.
Received on Sun 07 Oct 2001 09:45:59 AM PDT