From: Rhett Bourland <rbourlan_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:01:31 2004
Robert Szep was kind enough to send me the image of this huge Portales
Valley slice to put it up on my website. If you'd like to see it you can
check it out at www.asteroidmodels.com/portalesvalley.htm and while you're
there check out some of the new meteorites for sale I just added.
[mailto:meteorite-list-admin_at_meteoritecentral.com]On Behalf Of robert szep
Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2002 8:02 PM
Subject: [meteorite-list] PORTALES
In my opinion, Rhett's explaination of how Portales was formed makes a great
deal of sense. Especially where he discusses the Widmansatten structure
found in the thick metallic veins associated with the metal-rich specimens
from that mixed fall.
The basic fact that meteorites with the general resemblance of ordinary
chondrites, plummeted to earth along side of meteorites with an appearance
similar to that of a silicated iron during a singular witnessed fall event
is not only unusual, it is unprecidented.
By the way, there is an excellent image of a 16 pound ... that's POUND, not
gram, 'SLICE' of PORTALES VALLEY METAL-RICH METEORITE featured in The Third
Millennium Meteorite Calendar - 2003 edition.
For those who would like to see a full-size image of the calendar page
featuring the PORTALES specimen, just send me an email reqesting the image
and I'll email you a copy.
Robert A Szep.
Received on Thu 06 Jun 2002 11:21:14 PM PDT