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Red Rock   contributed by Anne Black, IMCA 2356   MetBul Link

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19.3 gram part slice.   Iron, IIIAB

TKW 47.6 kg. Fall not observed. Found 1976 in Kern Co. California, by Robert Haag while hunting for rabbits.

 


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Found at the arrow (green or red) on the map below

 


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Andi Koppelt
 8/16/2018 10:57:30 AM
@Adam: Provenance is absolutely reliable.
Anne Black
 8/15/2018 2:30:11 PM
Adam, if you would look in the "Catalogue of Meteorites" 5th edition, you will see that half a dozen museums around the world (Field Museum, TCU, DuPont Collection, Moscow...) have pieces of Red Rock. Probably the result of trading with UCLA. And of course they are free to trade or sell to anyone.
Anne Black
 8/15/2018 1:49:42 PM
Thank you, glad you like it. and yes, that's one meteorite you don't see very often.
Ben Fisler
 8/15/2018 12:00:22 PM
Very interesting piece. Thanks Anne.
Jesper
 8/15/2018 10:08:58 AM
Funny name for an iron meteorite :-)
Adam Hupe
 8/15/2018 7:52:54 AM
The entire mass purchased by the University of California so it is interesting that some was distributed into the private sector?
Matthias
 8/15/2018 4:09:21 AM
That's the real genius-spirit: hunting for rabbits, coyotes, grizzlys, whatever - always bagging meteorites. Thank you, Anne, for showing this Red-Rock-rarity.
 

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