[meteorite-list] First report of a New Fall! - LET THE RACE BEGIN - select your team

From: Tim Heitz <midwestmeteor_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:18:30 2004
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Let the race begin,
Midwest Meteorites - http://www.meteorman.org/

M come Meteorite Meteorites wrote:

>Hello all
>I have see the photo and is many strange this pieces
>not have a fresh crust - type Bensour or Hadeja - if
>is fall few months ago, is many similar to normaly NWA
>finds in desert. When exit the report of the
>Met.Society? Is available a isotope text? Sorry for my
>suspect but in this months the moroccan persons and
>similar in the zone they are wanting to they sell some
>meteorites like falls of recent. However I have asked
>a piece of 10 gr. to observe better.
>--- Adam Hupe <adamhupe_at_attbi.com> wrote:
>>Dear List Members,
>>We Would like to introduce a new fall.
>>New meteorite Thuathe, Lesotho fell on July 21, 2002
>>Incredibly this meteorite fell on the same day as
>>Kilabo. About 27 kilograms is projected to be the
>>Total Known Weight with about 19 kilograms recovered
>>so far. Stones varying in size from 2 grams up to
>>the main mass weight of 2,387 grams have been
>>recovered. It was reported to the Meteoritical
>>Society and the official name of Thuathe has been
>>assigned. It is an H4 ordinary chondrite with a not
>>so ordinary story. We will report more eye witness
>>accounts as they come in.
>>Malineo Mantsoe of IIa Sofonia describes her
>>experience: When the loud noise occurred overhead,
>>she ran to the back of her dwelling expecting to see
>>a thunderstorm, but there was none. She came to the
>>front, just in time to hear wheeee-bang as a stone
>>fell into her cooking area just in front of her,
>>cracking one of her water carriers. No villager
>>could have thrown a stone so fast in daylight, and
>>it must have been a truly powerful thokolost to have
>>done such a thing in broad daylight! Fortunately she
>>was prepared for such occasions, because she had a
>>supply of holy water blessed in church. She
>>sprinkled it on the stone and elsewhere around her
>>cooking area and house, and it worked! No more
>>stones fell.
>>In other villages the locals were disgusted that
>>black stones were falling out of the sky because one
>>almost hit somebody in Ha Motloang. They picked up
>>the stones and threw them as far away as they could
>>to get them out of their villages. Once they
>>overcame their superstitions regarding this
>>meteorite and realized they were worth something,
>>hundreds began to search for them.
>>What you see here is the first batch to reach the
>>civilized world. We are expecting the bulk of the
>>fall, another 12 kilograms to reach us this week.
>>The well-defined strewn field has been scoured for
>>months now so we expect only another 2 to 4
>>kilograms will show up after this. After one of our
>>partners, thinking that all the material had been
>>recovered (not possible) spoke about this fall in
>>Tucson the word was out. Now a three-person team
>>arrived yesterday from Tucson and is asking about
>>the stones. Now there is a race on to see who can
>>recover the most of this new fall. Good luck to the
>>other teams and may we all win!
>>The samples pictured below are priced as follows:
>>10-50 grams $7.50 per gram
>>51-200 grams $7.00 per gram
>>201-500 grams $6.50 per gram
>>over 500 grams $6.00 per gram
>>Her is a link to available specimens:
>>Please email us and let us know if any of these are
>>of interest.
>>All the best,
>>Adam and Greg Hupe
>>The Hupe Collection
>>IMCA 2185
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