[meteorite-list] Meteorite Picture of the Day
From: Adam Hupe <raremeteorites_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2018 07:09:17 -0800
An obvious fake!
The last I checked Kapoeta was a Howardite, not an Ordinary Chondrite.
The crust and matrix are wrong. The presence of numerous chondrules
excludes it. Oxidation halos around metal and the lack of basalt clasts
indicate, even to a complete novice, that this specimen is bogus. The
real Kapoeta was recovered within minutes of hitting the ground and real
examples are near pristine.
Here is the Meteoritcal Bulletin entry for Kapoeta:
Remember, that one bad specimen can bring an entire collection into
question. It would interesting to see the complete chain of custody on
On 1/30/2018 12:00 AM, Paul Swartz via Meteorite-list wrote:
> Today's Meteorite Picture of the Day: Kapoeta
> Contributed by: Roving Reporter
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Received on Tue 30 Jan 2018 10:09:17 AM PST