[meteorite-list] Campos Sales

From: Jose Campos <josecamposcomet_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon Nov 1 13:50:24 2004
Message-ID: <001d01c4c043$b59725a0$50d316d5_at_paular2wuci4vh>

Ol? Doug and List,

In connection with the Campos Sales meteorite, I noticed that on the
25/Oct/2004 Doug wrote:

"...Further, the rainy season starts to peak during the quoted recovery
time in Campos Sales, and to boot, Campos Sales sounds like it means "Salt
Fields" in Portuguese."

It may sound like it, and yes, Campos means "Fields"; however, the word
"Sales" does NOT exist in the Portuguese language. Although "Salt" in
Portuguese is written "Sal", if it were to mean "Salt Fields" it should
have been "Campos Salgados" and not "Campos Sales".

I suspect that the word "Sales" might have something do to with a possible
existence of a nearby Mission of Saint Francisco de Sales? (of the Order of
the Salesians), hence "Campos Sales"?

Regards and
Sauda??es de Portugal (Doug, "Saudades" in Portuguese means "longing")

Jos? Campos
Received on Mon 01 Nov 2004 01:50:48 PM PST

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