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Calcalong Creek   contributed by Anne Black, IMCA 2356   MetBul Link

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20 milligrams.   Lunar (anorth)

TKW 19 grams. Fall not observed. "Found after 1960", according to the MetBul.


Anne writes:
The first lunar ever found and recognized as such by Robert Haag in 1960.

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Anne Black
 10/2/2019 7:54:49 PM
Thanks, glad you all like it. And please John D. contact me by email, I don't want to go again the MPOD rules. Thanks.
John Divelbiss
 10/2/2019 1:56:02 PM
First one recognized outside of Antarctica for sure Anne... just having a piece of Calcalong Creek would be awesome. How much ??? :)
AL Mitterling
 10/2/2019 1:27:32 PM
The First lunar meteorite ever recognized on Earth, was found in the Antarctic 81005. Found in 1981 but recognized in 1982 and from the Lunar highlands (per Richard Norton, Rocks from Space pg 320. Calcalong Creek was the first privately found Lunar specimen. Aborigines hunting Millbillillie Meteorites for a private collector/dealer, placed the stone in a shipment of specimens and Robert Haag recognized it as different from the Millbillillie specimens and had it researched. Both finds (Millbillillie thought to fall in 1960 but was ignored for sometime before being collected) are from that era. I believe Haag's piece was recognized in 1980's but after 81005.
Anne Black
 10/2/2019 1:20:04 PM
Yes, John D. Found after 1960, since it was found in the Millbillillie strewn field, and Millbillillie fell in 1960. And recognized as "different" by Robert Haag who was looking through a batch of small whole Millbillillies. (Web-Maestro, please correct, Thanks).
John Divelbiss
 10/2/2019 7:07:14 AM
recognized in "1960"?...must of meant 1990 or 1991. This is one of those meteorites where only a handful of folks have a piece. Having a fragment of the Moon used to be a BIG deal...now researchers, collectors, museums, etc. can easily get a piece if they want to. But not of Calcalong Creek.
Bernd Pauli
 10/2/2019 5:16:47 AM
R.A. Haag (1997) Field Guide of Meteorites, 12th Anniversary Edition, p. 28: As the discoverer, 1 was allowed to give a preliminary name to the piece. I chose the name Yuggen, which means "moon" in the language of both the Yimigee and Wongai tribes of the Wiluna area, one of whom probably plucked my little moon rock out of the outback dust. Since then, however, it was renamed Calcalong Creek, for the Aborigine word, kalkallupilinguta, meaning, "seven sisters went up into the sky, chased by the Moon".

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