[meteorite-list] Samples

From: Peter A Shugar <pshugar_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2007 11:24:12 -0600
Message-ID: <001f01c848ad$4d2372d0$b4835d4b_at_laptop>

Hello Listies,
Maybe someone can answer this for me.
Where did the 20% value come from to classify a meteorite? If a meteorite were found
that, say , was 1.2 grams, unpaired with anything else, then the sample must needs be
.24 grams, if I've figured right. This is a very significant portion of the meteorite.
Then on the other hand should one be found that was 1 ton, the sample would be 400
pounds. If a classification can be done with .24 gram, why can't it be done with a much
smaller piece of the 1 ton meteorite?
Just learning here, please bear with me.
Received on Thu 27 Dec 2007 12:24:12 PM PST

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