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Portales Valley   contributed by Twink Monrad, IMCA 9454   MetBul Link

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12 grams.   H6

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

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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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 8/21/2019 12:15:22 PM
Thanks Twink for a glimpse of a beautiful "bake and shake" meteorite!
Brian Moore
 8/20/2019 8:50:11 AM
Oh my; what a wonderful thing to behold.
Bernd Pauli
 8/20/2019 6:10:36 AM
Plenty of metal in this one! Spectacular! Thanks for sharing, Twink!
Graham Ensor
 8/20/2019 4:41:06 AM
Nice example of this unusual H6 showing the metal veins. Wonder who has the barn basher?

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