[meteorite-list] First meteorite found at Battle Mountain!
From: Marc Fries <chief_scientist_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Sep 2012 23:10:16 -0700
I am very pleased to announce that Bob and Moni Verish have found the first meteorite from the Battle Mountain meteorite fall, which occurred on 22 August 2012! They have located a 19.25g meteorite that appears to be an H chondrite at first examination. According to the Meteoritical Society database, this makes Bob and Moni the first to ever recover an observed fall in the state of Nevada! We offer our hearty congratulations for this history-making find!
Details of the meteorite fall, to include radar imagery, seismometry and other data, a calculated strewn field estimate, and other information can be found on the Galactic Analytics LLC website:
We would like to maintain a table of all the Battle Mountain (BaM) meteorites, much the same as Petrus Jenniskens did for the Sutter's Mill fall. This will improve the value of the meteorites to both scientists and collectors by preserving the individual histories of the meteorites. We will provide a copy of this list to everyone who locates a meteorite and adds their meteorite to it, and when the list has matured we will release it to the public. If you find a meteorite, please let us know about it! We are not asking for samples of any meteorite, just information about individual meteorites - the date of find, the mass, lat/long coordinates, and the name of the finder. Your meteorite(s) will be issued a unique BaM number, much as the Sutter's Mill meteorites were given SM numbers.
Congratulations again to Bob and Moni for finding the newest meteorite on Earth (that we know about, anyways)!
Galactic Analytics LLC
Received on Mon 03 Sep 2012 02:10:16 AM PDT