[meteorite-list] Two million-year long meteorite record found in Atacama Desert, Chile

From: AL Mitorling <mittmet51_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat, 25 May 2019 02:53:22 -0400
Message-ID: <CALeCmTmwqb-sWtpxa2WGo7hMZ_S-BMNOGjND9Jmj+W+p132DaQ_at_mail.gmail.com>


>From what they found it would indicate a fall of one meteorite every 4,504
years on a square kilometer. Only problem I see with this, would be, there
has to be a quantity of meteorites buried beneath the desert below their
findings. So the rate could be several times higher. Some specimens that
fell in the area at that time may have come down in dust as well leaving no

Very interesting research none the less.

--AL Mitterling
Mitterling Meteorites

On Fri, May 24, 2019 at 6:31 PM Paul via Meteorite-list <
meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> wrote:

> Oldest meteorite collection on Earth found in one
> of the driest places, Geological Society of America
> Sciencedaily, May 23, 2019
> https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190523130200.htm
> Earth's Oldest Meteorite Collection Just Found
> ??in the Driest Place on the Planet
> By Brandon Specktor, May 24, 2019
> https://www.livescience.com/65558-atacama-desert-has-meteors-for-days.html
> The paper is:
> A. Drouard, J. Gattacceca, A. Hutzler, P. Rochette, R.
> Braucher, D. Bourl??s, ASTER Team, M. Gounelle, A.
> Morbidelli, V. Debaille, M. Van Ginneken, M.
> ??Valenzuela, Y. Quesnel, R. Martinez. The meteorite
> flux of the past 2 m.y. recorded in the Atacama
> Desert. Geology, May 22, 2019. Open Access
> https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/gsa/geology/article/570818/the-meteorite-flux-of-the-past-2-m-y-recorded-in
> https://arxiv.org/abs/1904.12644
> Yours,
> Paul H.
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