[meteorite-list] Rare space rock goes unnoticed for 140 years - space - 13 December 2013 - New Scientist

From: Carl Agee <agee_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2013 14:00:45 -0700
Message-ID: <CADYrzhoO3XfjxYcyprf1iiH19Lp80u-gwgzSc4dDXpnQKiP0yg_at_mail.gmail.com>

For those of you who don't understand Dutch, the lady in the YouTube
clip is the owner of Diepenveen and she donated it to museum Naturalis
(which is the merger of the Royal Museums at Leiden). Neat story, and
clearly great publicity for meteoritics! Now just waiting on Karen
Ziegler to tell everyone what the oxygen isotopes are :)

Carl B. Agee
Director and Curator, Institute of Meteoritics
Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences
MSC03 2050
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131-1126

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Email: agee at unm.edu

On Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 11:27 AM, Marco Langbroek
<marco.langbroek at online.nl> wrote:
>> Hi listoids,
>> No "Diepenveen", as the meteorite is now officially called, in the Met
>> Bull, sorry.
>> Best regards.
>> Michel Franco
>> IMCA 3869
> That's because the meteorite still has to be submitted. It's not an official
> name yet.
> It will probably be submitted in the next few weeks after some additional
> microprobe work to complement earlier preliminary work.
> I am one of the PI's on this meteorite.
> The meteorite is "officially" the 5th meteorite of the Netherlands in the
> sense that we have established it is a meteorite indeed, a CM Carbonaceous
> meteorite more exactly, and not paired to a known meteorite.
> Last Thursday, the former owner of the meteorite in a ceremony handed over
> the stone to the Dutch National Museum of Natural History in Leiden, with
> press present, hence why it is in the news now.
> For some pictures of the stone, see here:
> http://home.online.nl/marco.langbroek/diepnl.html
> (apologies that there is only a Dutch text for the moment)
> More news on this meteorite somewhere next year when we have completed
> several analysis. Besides our VU University Amsterdam, several international
> institutions are involved (Oxygen isotopes were done at UNM for example and
> CRE at UC Berkeley) and research is still ongoing.
> This is the 5th surviving meteorite of the Netherlands but the third
> chronologically if we look at the fall date, 27 October 1873.
> Chronologically it is the 2nd witnessed CM fall, after Cold Bokkeveld.
> For those of you who master Dutch, there is a TV news item in Dutch about
> the handover ceremony here, including some short snippets of interview with
> me, the former owner, and the amateur astronomer who basically
> 'rediscovered' it in the former owner's rock collection 139 years after it
> fell:
> http://youtu.be/8IPR9vrQoR4
> There is only one stone (a half stone actually: 50-65% fusion crust),
> originally weighing 68 grams before sampling. It came in a wooden box with a
> beautiful hand-written label with details including location, date, time,
> phenomena, name of the person who picked it up etcetera. With some
> additional archive research, we can pinpoint the fall location to a few
> hundred yards.
> Cheers,
> - Marco
> -----
> Dr Marco Langbroek
> Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences
> VU University Amsterdam
> -----
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