[meteorite-list] Buck Mountains 003

From: Robert Verish <bolidechaser_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2007 11:35:34 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <607809.96808.qm_at_web51707.mail.re2.yahoo.com>

Okay, question answered, and apparently no need to
have "another thread".

The reason there was a question about pairing was
because the entry in the MetBull for BM 003 didn't
include a comment, i.e. "Buck Mountains 003 is not
paired to Palo Verde Mine". Without such a comment it
has to be assumed that the editor of the MetBull
decided to leave that pairing issue as "still open".

Now, I'm wondering out-loud if there is anything
distinctive about the BM 003 stone at hand-specimen
size (megascopically, and not microscopically) that
would help a person in the field to distinguish
between PVM from BM from other L-chondrites at that

More than curious,
Bob V.

-------------- Original Message ---------------

[meteorite-list] Buck Mountains 003
mhutson at pdx.edu mhutson at pdx.edu
Thu Apr 5 14:53:21 EDT 2007

In reply to the message below: I did the
classifications on both Palo Verde Mine and Buck
Mountains 003. There is no doubt in my mind that
these are two completely different L chondrites.
Among other differences, Palo Verde Mine has a very
distinctive texture to its feldspathic material that
is not present in Palo Verde Mine.
Melinda Hutson, Cascadia Meteorite Laboratory

From: Robert Verish <bolidechaser at yahoo.com>
Subject: [meteorite-list] Buck Mountains 003
To: Meteorite-list Meteoritecentral


Well, here's an old news-account that now has finally
come to a conclusion.
Well, it may not have really come to a conclusion, but
at least this meteorite has a name, Buck Mountains 003


And the reason that this may not have come to a
conclusion is because it's still being debated whether
this 34kg find is paired to the Palo Verde Mine (L6)!?
But that's another thread... anyway...

Congrats to Denny Asher on his entry in the MetBull.

-- Bob V.


Received on Mon 09 Apr 2007 02:35:34 PM PDT

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