[meteorite-list] Essex, California H5 Meteorite Main Mass

From: MARK BOSTICK <thebigcollector_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Nov 4 16:13:06 2004
Message-ID: <BAY4-F6HZXFZ0stgr3S00015feb_at_hotmail.com>

Hello Everybody,

Speaking of main masses, an interesting stone I just received. Sadly, the
stone was mutilated by the finder.

The Essex, California 3,262g main mass


The meteorite originally weighed 4,998 grams, which for some strange reason
was originally in the Meteoritical Bulletin before press....then it changed
to 5,000 grams.

This was a very beautiful meteorite that the finder really destroyed.
Breaking one end and cutting up the other end. Fine thumbprints on two
sides of 3 or 3 1/2 sides, one side is smooth with a little lipping.
Looking over the stone it appears it might have been oriented. I have only
2/3's of the stone. I had made an offer for it when it was whole but was not
able to secure the stone until recently.

Clear Skies,
Mark Bostick
Received on Thu 04 Nov 2004 04:12:12 PM PST

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