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Estherville   contributed by Roberto Vargas, IMCA 5746   MetBul Link

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13.6 grams.   Mesosiderite-A3/4

TKW 320 kg. Observed fall 10 May 1879, in Emmet County, Iowa.


Roberto writes:
New addition to the collection. A witnessed American mesosiderite fall from 1879. The only meteorite ever classified as a Mesodiderite A3/4. This 13.6g slice comes from Anne Black and before Anne, it belonged to Matt Morgan. I am curious if anyone has ever etching the iron in it.
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Tracy Latimer
 6/23/2020 3:48:26 PM
I got a lovely slice of Estherville from Anne Black -- it had a small translucent olivine crystal!
Jon Taylor
 6/23/2020 11:30:10 AM
A nice specimen from a classic American fall! It seems that a lot of Estherville material has gone through Matt's hands over the years. I remember him offering some HUGE slices about 8 or 10 years ago and a number of "nuggets" too.
John Mixter
 6/22/2020 1:19:39 PM
Nice looking example!
Denis Gourgues
 6/21/2020 5:22:28 PM
Extra polished !!!
Roberto Vargas
 6/21/2020 1:53:44 PM
Thank you, Anne
Anne Black
 6/21/2020 11:42:11 AM
Thank you Bernd. And yes Roberto, Estherville can be etched if the iron blebs are big enough, look at the pictures of the slice presented on MPOD on 7/22/2014. Glad you like it.
Bernd Pauli
 6/21/2020 5:07:52 AM
Beautiful metallic "islands" and excellent provenance!

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