[meteorite-list] UW has meteorite fragment

From: Galactic Stone & Ironworks <meteoritemike_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2010 15:24:47 -0400
Message-ID: <h2qe51421551004161224l7c66e291t2f7657d49e1a850_at_mail.gmail.com>

Wow, 28 years in Geosciences, and he's never seen a meteorite before?

No offense, but I hope someone else more fluent in meteoritics is
going to double-check his work. ;)

On 4/16/10, Greg Stanley <stanleygregr at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I wonder how many more will be found? Very cool.
> Good luck to everyone out there, and be safe.
> Greg S.
> http://www.wrn.com/2010/04/uw-has-meteorite-fragment/
> UW has meteorite fragment
> by WRN Contributor on April 16, 2010
> It was more than just a meteor in the sky Wednesday night. That today from
> Professor John Valley of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Geoscience
> Department, who confirms meteorites have been found. ?Samples have been
> located in southwestern Wisconsin,? says Valley. ?We?ve been studying a
> sample that was brought in by a landowner west of Madison.?
> What does it look like? ?The piece we have is very small, about the size of
> a peanut,? Valley says. ?It is on the outside a dull black, matte black
> finish, which is the fusion crust from when it became very hot falling
> through the atmosphere.? On the inside are snow white crystals about the
> size of a pea, in a matrix that is gray. Valley hopes anyone who finds a
> piece will turn it over to the Geoscience Department. Valley has been with
> the UW for 28 years and has never seen a real meteorite until now.
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Mike Gilmer - Galactic Stone & Ironworks Meteorites
Received on Fri 16 Apr 2010 03:24:47 PM PDT

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