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Gold Basin   contributed by Bernd Pauli   MetBul Link

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22 gram slice.   L4

TKW 61 kg as of November 1997. Fall not observed. Found 24 November 1995, near White Hills, Arizona, USA.


Bernd writes:
Cut, unpolished, oblong slice with a mottled bluish gray appearance and abundant large FeNi specks. One very large FeNi speck measures 5 x 5 x 3 mm and is surrounded by a dark halo with three tiny matrix islands inside. There are delicate melt veinlets and abundant chondrules visible under the microscope at 8x.

This 22 gr slice is a gift from our late Jim Kriegh.
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Found at the arrow (green or red) on the map below


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 2/21/2019 2:03:53 AM
The stunning story of survival on the harsh oxidizing planet Earth is beautifully preserved and curated in this anomalously fresh ancient meteorite. Thanks Bernd!
Ben Fisler
 2/19/2019 11:42:58 AM
Twink, thanks for posting the story and photos of Gold Basin.
Twink Monrad
 2/19/2019 4:58:12 AM
It was this month of February 1998 when the Gold Basin find was announced by the University of Arizona and Jim Kriegh and I showed up at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show with bags of GB meteorites to trade with vendors. We enjoyed meeting everyone in the the meteorite world.

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