[meteorite-list] Identification of 2 historical meteorites from S America
From: MexicoDoug <mexicodoug_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2011 20:25:36 -0400
Cher Renaud, it's a joy to see your post on the list!!
For the "Atacama" sample, you might check to see if Grenville Turner is
still active. Contact Drs. Grady or Benedix (who might also be
list-members) if you don't have another lead to contact him.
Bon courage with the enterprise!
From: rm31 at free.fr
To: meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com
Sent: Sun, Jun 26, 2011 7:14 pm
Subject: [meteorite-list] Identification of 2 historical meteorites
from S America
I've been following the list for about a year now and this is my first
must say I've learned a lot from you even, sometimes, in the middle of
discussion. Meteorites definitely bring a lot of passions.
I'm a geologist, French and I live in Toulouse, a busy city of SW
main factory and office are here- but where people know how to relax.
is also where the oldest western academy was founded, the "Academy of
Games" or "College of the Happy Science", in 1323!
I'm pursuing some historical researches about meteorites. I've
off-list with Mark Grossman (hello Mark!) on several issues -check his
"meteorite manuscripts" blog if you haven't already. Aside from my main
that I'll present later, I'm doing an history-focused catalogue of the
meteorites that are kept in Toulouse in 2 collections, University and
The Natural History Museum is a small but nice one and was entirely
few years ago. The meteorite collection is also small but we have here
half kg of Orgueil (located about 35 km N of Toulouse), two fist-sized
samples and the unique and 99% complete 14 kg stone of Saint Sauveur
fell a few days before the onset of WW1, in 1914, 15 km N of Toulouse:
We have some trouble to identify 2 meteorites from the Museum, that's
calling for help. Many of you have seen lots of meteorites and you may
specifically recognize these stones before or have information that may
their identification. I give below all the information I have (be
may be erroneous) and links to pictures.
#1: so called "Atacama", sometimes with "Perou" attached
3 irons, 8,5+1,7+0,5 g
acquired by the Museum possibly before 1842, certainly before 1866
"Fragment of the mass kept in Vienna. Analyzed by Turner: Fe 93,40, Ni
#2: so called "Perou"
1 iron, possibly a weathered pallassite, 15 g
acquired in 1958 or later
Hope you can help!
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