[meteorite-list] Los Angeles Meteorite Anniversary

From: Michael Mulgrew <mikestang_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2013 09:17:24 -0700
Message-ID: <CAMseTy2cvtFMdCOMTi7HXw-mT0+fiYbqXRXBOtfVAV8YW4bdGg_at_mail.gmail.com>

Happy anniversary!

Michael in so. Cal.

On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 9:02 AM, Ron Baalke <baalke at zagami.jpl.nasa.gov> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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:
> http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/snc/la.html
> Ron Baalke
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Received on Wed 30 Oct 2013 12:17:24 PM PDT

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