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Richland   contributed by Roving Reporter, IMCA 5204   MetBul Link


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643.6 gram end cut.   Iron, IIAB

TKW 50.6 kg. Fall not observed. Found 1951, Richland, Nararro County, Texas, USA.

From Buchwald:
... while cleaning out an old water well, he found the meteorite among the debris at the bottom. The depth was reported to be 5.5-6 m, but the mass may originally have been located in the wall at a higher level.


   


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From Anne Black's room, Hotel Tucson City Center, 2018 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show.


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Ian Macleod
 5/17/2018 11:31:15 PM
Nice piece with character and great polish
Anne Black
 5/5/2018 11:25:01 AM
The Roving-Reporter was a very busy person during the Show! Thank you Paul. One additional comment regarding Richland: An additional fragment was found years later and 300km away, it was long called Fredericksburg, until it was found to be a piece of the Richland meteorite. And this piece (above) comes from the Fredericksburg mass. From the Met.Bulletin: A 47 kg iron meteorite was reportedly found near Fredericksburg, Texas. Chemical analysis (Wasson et al., 2007) showed that it is indistinguishable from Richland, a 13.6 kg IIAB iron that was found ~300 km away. It is likely that these meteorites are paired and that one (or both) masses were transported by humans from their original find locations. Henceforth, the name Fredericksburg shall be an unofficial synonym for Richland. The new mass may be referred to as "Richland (Fredericksburg)." A total of 213 g is on deposit at UCLA.
 

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