[meteorite-list] Aztec, NM Meteorite questions

From: Frank Cressy <fcressy_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2016 14:51:24 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <998547889.3194907.1458658284699.JavaMail.yahoo_at_mail.yahoo.com>

Forgot to hit "reply all" last night. Here's what I sent to Dennis.


On Monday, March 21, 2016 7:59 PM, Frank Cressy <fcressy at prodigy.net> wrote:

Hi Dennis,

I researched Aztec for a book on US witnessed falls I'm writing (to be published this summer). Very little information was available even in Nininger's files at ASU. No information concerning the fireball was supplied by the finder, Mr. Dee Begay who found it about 30 miles south of Aztec on the Navajo Reservation. Apparently it fell about 5 pm on Feb 1, 1938. Begay contacted Nininger in March 1939 sending him a small sample of what he thought was a meteorite from this fall. Nininger the bought the 2.8 kg stone for $12.50. He cut off a specimen for his collection and the sold or traded the remainder to the Field Museum. That about all I have. (Nothing about the exact location of the stone was found at ASU).

All the best,


On Monday, March 21, 2016 6:18 PM, Dennis Miller via Meteorite-list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> wrote:

Hello, All! Living just 8 miles from Aztec, NM, thought that I might do a little
fragment hunting. I have a few questions, though. First, I have read that
Harvey Nininger sent his wife, Addie, to Aztec to purchase the only stone.
Does anyone know who she purchased it from? Second, what was the
flight path? And finally, does anyone have a small piece for sale?
Dennis IMCA #1434
P.S. Also looking for a piece of Four Corners meteorite.

Sent from my iPad

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