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RE: underwater meteorites

Someone may have posted this already, if not it is an interesting find (info from Catalog of Meteorites on disk):

C2685 Clipperton
Pacific Ocean
11o 42' N.  137o 48' W.
Find. 1986
Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H3.5).
Three fragments of total weight 277g were recognized among samples dredged
from the ocean floor near the Clipperton fault system; all are highly
weathered, Meteor. Bull. 1991, B27, Description, analysis, A.V. Ivanov,
Meteoritika, 1990, B49, p.27 Bull., 1991)

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	John Sinclair [SMTP:skystone@Worldnet.att.net]
> Sent:	Monday, July 13, 1998 12:03 PM
> To:	meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com
> Subject:	underwater meteorites
> Since the Earth is mostly covered with water, I would like to know if any meteorites have ever been recovered from the oceans or from any lakes that may been near a strewn field?  Would a 100% fusion crusted stone be protected from the harmful effects of the water?  With water being softer than dirt, a meteorite hitting it would slow down and then settle to the bottom with no damage, it would seem.
> I had a underwater treasure hunter show me an object this weekend that was found off the coast of Florida while hunting for treasure coins, that looks like a fully crusted stone meteorite (with barnacles).  He said his metal detector went crazy over it and it sticks to my magnet like an L type. (waiting for a piece to be cut to see the interior)
> Thanks for any information or comments,
> John Sinclair

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