[meteorite-list] identifying irons
From: meteoriteplaya_at_comcast.net <meteoriteplaya_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Feb 23 16:34:08 2006
As you mentioned Nininger used 34.### for Canyon Diablos. So it is probably a CD. If you could post a picture that would be most helpful.
According to the Catalog of Meteorites....ASU (1986) for Toluca he used 128 plus a letter or with the usual decimal plus a number. I guess the 128 could match with your 1-8P example. Again a photo would be most helpful. My guess is for the 1982 to be the weight of the specimen in grams.
-- Mike Jensen Jensen Meteorites 16730 E Ada PL Aurora, CO 80017-3137 303-337-4361 IMCA 4264 website: www.jensenmeteorites.com -------------- Original message ---------------------- From: mhutson_at_pdx.edu > > > > Hello list: I recently received two iron meteorites without documentation. The > original owner died leaving disheveled records, with nothing about two whole > irons (approximately 3-4 lbs--I don't have a scale handy). > > One looks a great deal like Canyon Diablo and has a small corner polished off to > reveal the iron (on a point). It is roughly 5 inches x 3 inches x 3 inches and > has a number written on a white paint background. The number is 34.47 . I'm > wondering if this is an American Museum/Nininger number (as several Canyon > Diablo samples from there start with 34). > > I suspect the other is a Toluca. It is about 4 inches x 3.5 inches x 3 inches > and has the remnants of a handwritten number on a white paint background. The > number is 1-?,P The dash in the previous number represents either one or two > missing numbers. The ? represents a partial number with loops. It could be a > 3, a 6, or an 8. In addition to this number, there is a typed label glued > nearby that says 1982 . > > If anyone can definitively identify these two meteorites, I would appreciate it > if you'd e-mail me at mhutson_at_pdx.edu Thanks. > > > > > ______________________________________________ > Meteorite-list mailing list > Meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com > http://six.pairlist.net/mailman/listinfo/meteorite-listReceived on Thu 23 Feb 2006 04:33:55 PM PST