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    Witnessed Fall / Meteorite

    Hello, I'm a new member here. I've an old 35 ml film container with pieces of a nighttime witnessed fall that was retrieved the very next morning back in 1977-78 very close to Lake Huron, Canada. I've searched the computer for photos and I am 'stumped'!! (I know this sounds silly) But..the only pics that resemble these pieces are martian meteorites. Here are a few photos (probably not a good enough camera). Alot of clear greenish stone and shiny specks throughout, any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks.
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    Last edited by TJE; Mar 05, 2013 at 09:58 PM.
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    [meteorite-list] Rare meteorite found near Lake Huron

    I'm no expert, but with pallasites, there is usually much material, with the bigger peices deep.
    Examples include Brenham, Esquel, Glorietta, Fukang.
    My advice would be to get a metal detector out where the smaller fragments were found.
    Also, try getting in touch a university to have it sliced and tested. Looks and sounds promising.
    How many pieces do you have? Know anyone else who retrieved any?
    Jim

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    Hello Jim, thanks for the info.....I've a dozen or so smaller pieces than the one in photo. I just read the [meteorite-list] above your reply, that rare pallasite meteorite was found in 2001 about 15 miles from here!...quite a coincident don't you think
    Thanks again,
    TJE

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    Since strewnfields can be many miles in length and width, it may be more than just coincidence. I would definitely take a sample to your local university.
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    Yes, I'll be going for a 3-4 hr drive down the highway in the future I believe!
    Thanks again.

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    Can't you just email the university and mail in a small fragment, rather than driving that far? Although I don't know the way the postal service works in canada, that would seem more practical.

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    Yes, postal would be cheaper too! But may be picking up an Inlaw at the City airports soon....so may be able to do a little detour...and meet 'the experts' in person!
    Thanks again..sciflyer25
    TJE
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    Good luck and keep us updated!
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    Oh yeah, sure will.

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    Well Sciflyer25...Waiting on a reply from a University that specializes in meteorites on the amount needed to verify!...(may have to use P.O. after-all), they're too far out of the way from Airport.
    TJE.

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    Good luck. I forgot to mention Imilac from the Atacama desert. That strewnfield has yielded many small fragments.

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    Well sciflyer25.... Got a Reply!!....It's a Go!! now they're waiting for my reply..and test sample.
    Very Interested by way of the Same info as I wrote here and the same pics!
    They didn't specify the "Least amount needed" to test?.. hoping a few small samples will do! (self explanatory from my first post & pics here!) ....would you or anyone here have some info/knowledge as to "least amount needed"
    Thanks Again
    TJE

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    I think 10 grams (1/3 ounce)would be enough, or the size of a small grape.
    Last edited by sciflyer25; Mar 08, 2013 at 09:04 PM.
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    Thanks for the info sciflyer25.

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    If its from Mars its worth 800.00 a gram
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