[meteorite-list] Los Angeles Meteorite Anniversary

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2013 09:02:49 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <201310301602.r9UG2nFV026290_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>


Fourteen years ago today, Bob Verish was cleaning out his rock collection. His collection
had grown so large, he had to store some of the collection in his backyard. Rats had
built their nests in the boxes, which his wife had noticed. So at her insistence, he
was clearing out these rats nests. As he was doing so, he came across two rocks in his
collection which he had picked up somewhere in the Mojave Desert about 20 years prior.
At the time he collected them, he noted they were unusual, but did not recognize them as
meteorites. But now, he recognized the rocks as meteorites with their obvious fusion crust,
and the smaller of the two stones was a perfect oriented meteorite. The paired rocks were
to be classified as Mars meteorites and named the Los Angeles meteorite. More details here:


Ron Baalke
Received on Wed 30 Oct 2013 12:02:49 PM PDT

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