[meteorite-list] identifying irons

From: meteoriteplaya_at_comcast.net <meteoriteplaya_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Feb 23 16:34:08 2006
Message-ID: <022320062133.23190.43FE2A43000943E000005A9622007343640E970E049F0A9B079D010A9B0A03_at_comcast.net>

Hi ?
As you mentioned Nininger used 34.### for Canyon Diablos. So it is probably a CD. If you could post a picture that would be most helpful.
According to the Catalog of Meteorites....ASU (1986) for Toluca he used 128 plus a letter or with the usual decimal plus a number. I guess the 128 could match with your 1-8P example. Again a photo would be most helpful. My guess is for the 1982 to be the weight of the specimen in grams.
Good Luck

Mike Jensen
Jensen Meteorites
16730 E Ada PL
Aurora, CO 80017-3137
IMCA 4264
website: www.jensenmeteorites.com
 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: mhutson_at_pdx.edu
> Hello list: I recently received two iron meteorites without documentation.  The
> original owner died leaving disheveled records, with nothing about two whole
> irons (approximately 3-4 lbs--I don't have a scale handy).
> One looks a great deal like Canyon Diablo and has a small corner polished off to
> reveal the iron (on a point). It is roughly 5 inches x 3 inches x 3 inches and
> has a number written on a white paint background.  The number is 34.47 .  I'm
> wondering if this is an American Museum/Nininger number (as several Canyon
> Diablo samples from there start with 34).
> I suspect the other is a Toluca.  It is about 4 inches x 3.5 inches x 3 inches
> and has the remnants of a handwritten number on a white paint background.  The
> number is 1-?,P  The dash in the previous number represents either one or two
> missing numbers. The ? represents a partial number with loops.  It could be a
> 3, a 6, or an 8.  In addition to this number, there is a typed label glued
> nearby that says 1982 .
> If anyone can definitively identify these two meteorites, I would appreciate it
> if you'd e-mail me at mhutson_at_pdx.edu   Thanks.
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