[meteorite-list] Richardton Meteorite June 30th 1918
From: Steve Schoner <schoner_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2019 14:04:53 GMT
The Rickardton Meteorite fall of June 30th, 1918
The Richardton Meteorite of North Dakota fell at 9:48 PM, and I wonder if this fall could be related to the Beta Taurid meteor shower, thought to be the source for the Tunguska event of June 30th 1908. The Beta Taurids are a daylight meteor shower starting at sunrise here in the United States, lasting throughout the day and then below the horizon at the end of the day. Though improbable, could it be that the Richardton Meteorite is a member of the Beta Taurid meteor stream?
Trajectory data on the Richardton meteorite could be telling if it came from the south west direction. And I have yet to find any observers that stated the direction from which it came.
The Richardon meteorite, of which I have samples is very friable and even though it fell a hundred and one years ago, it is the subject of much study even today as it has isotopes that relate to having been close to the Sun, such as what one would expect of the parent body of the Beta Taurids.... Comet Encke. At the end of this month Earth will be in the Encke Beta Taurid meteor stream and astronomers will be studying it to determine if it has masses large enough to create a Tunguska event. And if so, there certainly will be smaller masses that could produce meteorites such as Richardton which fell on June 30th 1918. In fact any meteorite that fell on or around June 30th coming from the south west direction should be further examined to see if they have isotopic properties that one would expect having been close to the Sun.
I have not been on the meteoritelist in some time...In fact many years since I became disabled in 2003, which pretty much eliminated me from hunting meteorites. So, currently I am involved in making petrographic slides, mostly of meteorites (Petroslides.com). If anyone on this list wishes to have thin sections made contact me at: s_schoner at msn.com .
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