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RE: New CA find by Art

I've already personally congratulated Art on his new find, but I wanted to
take this opportunity to praise him, not so much for being a good meteorite
hunter, but for being such a "responsible" field investigator.  The manner
in which Art researched his area (current maps), conducted his searches
(checked land ownership), recorded his finds (GPS receiver), photographed
the find area (VERY important), quickly submitted his finds for analysis (to
Alan Rubin), and documented his meteorite (with Nomenclature Committee), is
a model of top-notch field investigating that we all can copy.    

His efforts have made it possible for ongoing strewn field studies to
readily incorporate his data.  The fact that the Twentynine Palms area is
surrounded by government land that is restricted to meteorite hunting has
made this exceedingly difficult, but in no way does this diminish Art's
accomplishments.  In fact, given the pace of removal of "free" public lands
into "restricted areas", particularly here in California, we are indebted to
Art for making this discovery before all access is inevitably closed.

As a peer, I just wanted to give acknowledgement for a job well done, among
those of us who would appreciate it the most. 

Bob V.

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Blood [mailto:mblood@access1.net]
Sent: Monday, October 25, 1999 3:49 AM
To: Meteorite Newsletter
Subject: New find

------------   SNIP!!!
Good News! See the following from Dr. Rubin;

"I've just finished classifying your two specimens.  They are paired. 
meteorite is an H4 chondrite (olivine Fa = 18.2 +/- 0.3 mol%).  The
shock stage
is S2; the weathering stage is W2."
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