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from 31 May 2017

 
Los Angeles   contributed by Steve Brittenham, IMCA 2184   MetBul Link

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Copyright (c) Steve Brittenham.
2 grams. 30 x 17 x 1 mm.   Martian (shergottite)

TKW 698 grams. Fall not observed. Recognized as a meteorite 30 October 1999.

From the MetBul:
Two stones, weighing 452.6 and 245.4 g, respectively, were found by Bob Verish in his backyard while he was cleaning out a box of rocks that was part of his rock collection. The specimens may have been collected ~ 20 years ago in the Mojave Desert.

Note: one may encounter references to the two masses as Los Angeles 001 and 002, or stone no. 1 and stone no. 2, respectively; these are unofficial designations.


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Paladino vincenzino
 5/19/2020 10:23:28 AM
wonderful specimen, I love its grain compliments
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 5/19/2020 10:21:30 AM
I can't see the photos of the day, today I didn't receive the email from the post di ROVING REPORTER . I can't understand why
Bernd Pauli
 5/18/2020 4:52:06 AM
Rare and special! Two saw-cut fragments (personal gifts from Bob Verish) of LA 002 (nickname "Gabriel") in my collection. Plagioclase is shocked to glassy maskelynite!
Benjamin P. Sun
 5/18/2020 4:32:26 AM
Great story behind this rock. Nice specimen!
 

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