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2021 Fall Date Project

The MPOD Caretakers want to present meteorite falls on their fall dates. For example, Sikhote Aline on 12 February.

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TKW 30 kg. Observed fall 16 October 1975, in Zacatecas Mexico.


Jnmczurich writes:
It fell on October 16, 1975 (4:20 p.m.), two stones were recovered, totaling 4.25 kg, Met. Bull 59, Meteoritics, 1981, 16, p. 198.

Description, mineralogy, analysis data, A. L. Graham et al., Meteoriticas, 1988, 23, p. 321. A further mass of about 25 kg was found in 1989, R. Haag, pers. comm., 1990.

LL5 chondrite, unbrecciated, S2, Fa 30.0 mol%, Fs 25.6 mol% Fetotal 19.22%

Fragment slice, polished, 41.5 grams, trade 1993.
Fragment with some crust and regmaglypts, 153.6 grams, trade 1989.
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Found at the arrow (green or red) on the map below


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 10/22/2021 1:09:45 PM
superb collection specimens of this modern day legendary Fall...a Robert Haag legendary story in the book "Rocks From Space".

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