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Portales Valley   contributed by MPOD Staff   MetBul Link

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6.73 grams. 23 x 16 mm.   H6

TKW 71.4 kg. Observed fall 13 June 1998, Roosevelt County, New Mexico, USA.

From the MetBul:
After detonations were heard and smoky trails seen in the sky, a shower of meteorites landed near Portales, New Mexico. 53 objects have been recovered, with a total mass of 71.4 kg. The largest pieces weighed 16.5 kg (witnessed to fall by Nelda Wallace and Fred Stafford), 17.0 kg (found by Elton Brown), and at least nine others over 1 kg. A 530 g fragment went through the roof of Gayle Newberry's barn and embedded itself in a wall, indicating a trajectory west to east. The elliptical strewn field is approximately 7.7 x 2 km, trending N6065E, although recent reports may extend this somewhat.

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Found at the arrow (green or red) on the map below


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Anne Black
 7/3/2020 9:22:34 PM
Nice! And good of you to put the MPOD staff to work, soon you will able to take another vacation! :-)
Twink Monrad
 7/3/2020 8:38:42 AM
I remember when this fell, most of my hunter friends went there and told great stories. Your MPOD staff takes wonderful photos!


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