[meteorite-list] A Meteorite fall site goes under the bulldozer - Hammer Stone! urgent

From: drtanuki <drtanuki_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2011 17:50:30 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <49967.99935.qm_at_web161215.mail.bf1.yahoo.com>

Dear Marc,
Thank you for your urgent plea. The list may be unaware that this is California`s ONLY known HAMMER Meteorite and thus more "important" for some....
San Juan Capistrano
Capt. Blood does your ship have a crew???

MetSocBul entry

San Juan Capistrano H6
Place of fall: San Juan Capistrano, California, U.S.A.
33?29'05"N, 117?39'45"W.
Date of fall: March 15, 1973, between midnight and 0400, Pacific Standard Time.
Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6).
Number of individual specimens: 2
Total weight: 56g
Circumstances of fall: The largest piece, 50.5 g, penetrated the aluminum sheeting roof of a carport in a mobile-home park and was picked up on the carport floor several hours later. The second smaller fragment, 5.5 g, was discovered about one month after the fall in the gutter of the carport roof.
Source: R. C. Finkel, D. Lal and K. Marti. 1973. Cosmicray record in the San Juan Capistrano meteorite. Meteoritics 8, 365.

Best Regards, Dirk Ross...Tokyo

--- On Thu, 6/2/11, Marc Fries <mfries8 at hotmail.com> wrote:

> From: Marc Fries <mfries8 at hotmail.com>
> Subject: [meteorite-list] CA Meteorite fall site goes under the bulldozer
> To: meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com
> Date: Thursday, June 2, 2011, 9:31 AM
> Howdy all
> ? ? This isn't new news at this point, but the
> site of the San Juan Capistrano meteorite fall is on its way
> to becoming a "172 acre mixed use development".? I've
> tried repeatedly to contact the developers and ask for
> permission to search for meteorites on the ground they
> clear, to no avail. I offered my time for free so they could
> donate any meteorites I found to local schools and what-not,
> but they're not buying. The last time I called the secretary
> put me straight to voicemail. In case anyone else would like
> to try their hand at this, here's the company doing the
> bulldozing:
> http://advancedonline.com/ares/
> ? ? Look under "current projects" for "The
> Meadows at San Juan Capistrano".? They will be (already
> are?) clearing land adjacent to the trailer park where the
> only pieces of SJC were recovered. Here's a Google Map
> centered on the Meteoritical Society database coords for the
> fall:
> http://tinyurl.com/3q5oaxa
> ? ? This development has met some resistance in
> the local community and was covered extensively by the local
> media.? I do wonder how it would go over if the media
> were made aware that this development will probably bury
> meteorites from one of only two California falls.
> Cheers,
> Marc Fries
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Received on Wed 01 Jun 2011 08:50:30 PM PDT

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