[meteorite-list] Which one came closest?

From: Marc Fries <m.fries_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun Oct 17 10:50:16 2004
Message-ID: <1392.>

Howdy list

   That brings up a good point - meteorites fall unnoticed all the time,
and perhaps the global "map" of meteorite finds and falls isn't so much
a map of meteorites but rather a map of meteorite hunters/researchers!
Everyone here seems to have a dot on that map fairly close to their
front porch.


> Greetings everyone,
> Great topic and fun to read the responses. I'm going to rain on the parade
> and
> say it should be which 'known" one came closest. Which one came closest is
> sort
> of a moot point as only 1% of specimens are ever found, so you know there
> has to
> be a significant meteorite within a mile or two (probably closer) of just
> about
> everyone that has yet to be recovered! No doubt many fell quietly
> un-noticed.
> Which known one came closest for me is Plymouth, Indiana. All my best!
> Don't
> throw rocks or meteorites (unless they're ultra rare :-) (lunar and
> martian
> preferred)
> --AL Mitterling
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Marc Fries
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Received on Sun 17 Oct 2004 10:49:40 AM PDT

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