[meteorite-list] 10 Falls this year - Can we set the 21st century record for recovered falls?
From: Michael Farmer <mike_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2012 10:23:40 -0700
Actually in 2007 there is another fall, Zapopan Mexico, chondrite fell through a house in the outskirts of Gudalajara in september. I bought the stone from the homeowner.
I is almost ready for submission to the bulletin. A true hammerstone which fell through a very poor house, went through metal roof and blue tarp covering the roof, smashed into the brick floor.
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On Nov 4, 2012, at 10:11 AM, MikeG <meteoritemike at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Listees and Hunters,
> If all the reports of recoveries turn out to be solid, then we have
> ten recovered meteorite falls this year so far. This is taking into
> account the new fall over Tata Morocco that Aziz Habibi reported to
> the List and the recent news of the Addison and Novato falls.
> 2012 falls so far :
> Feb 11, 2012 - "Huangzhong/Xining" (unofficial) (L6 chondrite?) : China
> Mar 01, 2012 - "Oslo" (unofficial) (ordinary chondrite?) : Norway (Hammer)
> Apr 22, 2012 - Sutter's Mill (C - Carbonaceous) : California USA (Hammer)
> May 03, 2012 - "Diplo" (unofficial) (ordinary chondrite?) : Pakistan
> May 22, 2012 - "Katol" (unofficial) (achondrite) : India (Hammer)
> Jun 03, 2012 - "Comayagua" (unofficial) (ordinary chondrite) : Honduras (Hammer)
> Aug 22, 2012 - Battle Mountain (L6 chondrite) : Nevada USA
> Oct 12, 2012 - "Tata" (unofficial) (ordinary chondrite?) : Morocco
> October 17, 2012 - "Novato" (unofficial) (L6 chondrite) : California USA(Hammer)
> Oct 30, 2012 - "Addison" (unofficial) (ordinary chondrite?) : Alabama USA
> This is the most falls in one year since 2008, when we also had ten.
> In 2007, we had nine falls.
> So, we now have a little under two months to track down and recover
> one more meteorite to set the record mark for the 21st century.
> I have not looked further back into the records to see when the last
> time we had more than ten falls. My personal records of recovered
> falls only goes back to Tagish Lake and the year 2000. The Met
> Bulletin only displays falls that have been approved by NonCom, so
> confirmed and recovered falls like Zunhua, Breja, and many others are
> not represented there. Taking into account credible and verifiable
> reports of recoveries, my list appears to be as close to authoritative
> as possible. (if anyone knows of reliable recovery reports that are
> not reflected on my list, please contact me and let me know)
> I think this apparent increase in recovery rates is due in part to a
> greater awareness of meteorite falls by the public on a worldwide
> level, and the skilled use of Doppler radar and sky-camera data to
> track bolides and project the strewnfield locations in the US - thanks
> in no small part to the fine folks behind Galactic Analytics, Marc
> Fries, Rob Matson, and others. This is not only interesting from a
> statistics-geek standpoint, but it is also encouraging to think that
> this successful methodology can be applied to any place on the planet
> covered by Doppler radar. Well done everyone. :)
> Keep up the good work everyone and happy huntings!
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