[meteorite-list] Meteorite Picture of the Day
From: Anne Black <impactika_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2018 13:13:00 -0500
Thank you Adam, but it would have been nice of you to contact me directly first.
As I already posted on the MPOD site:
" Thank you Jason (what would we do without you!!?? :-) I bought it from Sarah Kennedy-Coleman, who needed money, just this Saturday. It came with a "David Coleman Collection" card stating that he had acquired it from Dean Bessey. And David Coleman died about 15 years ago. I know that Sarah is here in Tucson for the Show so if anyone sees her please tell her that I would like to talk to her. Thank you. "
Anne M. Black
From: Adam Hupe via Meteorite-list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
To: metlist <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Tue, Jan 30, 2018 9:09 am
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Picture of the Day
An obvious fake!
The last I checked Kapoeta was a Howardite, not an Ordinary Chondrite.
The crust and matrix are wrong. The presence of numerous chondrules
excludes it. Oxidation halos around metal and the lack of basalt clasts
indicate, even to a complete novice, that this specimen is bogus. The
real Kapoeta was recovered within minutes of hitting the ground and real
examples are near pristine.
Here is the Meteoritcal Bulletin entry for Kapoeta:
Remember, that one bad specimen can bring an entire collection into
question. It would interesting to see the complete chain of custody on
On 1/30/2018 12:00 AM, Paul Swartz via Meteorite-list wrote:
> Today's Meteorite Picture of the Day: Kapoeta
> Contributed by: Roving Reporter
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