[meteorite-list] LODRAN - main mass

From: karmaka <karmaka_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat, 8 Oct 2011 17:44:55 +0200 (CEST)
Message-ID: <645068682.891394.1318088695421.JavaMail.fmail_at_mwmweb031>

Dear list members,

David Weir writes on his website that the main mass (690 g) of Lodran from the Museum of Geology in Calcutta (meteorite collection now probably in Indian Museum, Calcutta ??)? has been missing for some years. Does anyone have additional information?
Was it stolen or lost? Has it been found again?

If it is really lost forever, there is not much Lodran left: 69g NHM Vienna, 56 g + 25 g in NHM London, 17g AMNH New York, 24,6 g USNM Washington, 11 g ASU, 5 g MfN Berlin, 2 g FMNH Chicago and a few micro fragments in private collections.
(source: Catalogue of Meteorites (NHM London), 5th edition, 2000 and online NHM Mineralogy collection database)

That's a mere 209.6 g left in Museum collections worldwide ...

How much is 'curated' in private collections?

Please let me know if you have any information. Thank you!

Best wishes,
Received on Sat 08 Oct 2011 11:44:55 AM PDT

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