[meteorite-list] was Skull ...Cosby Creek Iron Meteorite

From: MEM <mstreman53_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2018 18:20:38 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <1567797499.2821382.1536949238701_at_mail.yahoo.com>

For perspective --and trivia. Be it remembered that the Cosby Creek 3 ton(?) Meteorite found in the early 1800s was "mined" for iron which was used to make Tennessee and Pennsylvania Long Rifles--and horse shoes.
In fact one of the test used by collectors of these 200 year old flintlocks to prove authenticy is testing for nickel content!
I don't know how much nor where the remainents of Cosby Creek are, but interesting to know that a large iron meteorite, found outside the Great Smokie Mountains National Park,? had a big part in settling the frounteer of Eastern America as well the defense of the Alamo and future Republic of Texas 180+ years ago.
I am pretty sure there was no discussion at the time about whether it should be kept as found forva future museum --or divided up, smelted and forged into rifle barrels.
The remaining unanswered question is what kind of tool did they use to break it up for transport?? This was pre wire saw and diamond blades. Whichever,? i understand it took years to complete the process.

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