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Tuesday, 29 August 2006

Wethersfield Meteorites was "Question"

Wethersfield Meteorites was "Question"

Paul bristolia at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 29 10:11:50 EDT 2006

Michael L Blood asked:

"In 1971 a meteorite struck a hous in
Wethersfield,Conn. As if that weren't
enough, ANOTHER meteorite struck
another house in that small town in 1982!
I'm stoked. However, I have NEVER
seen either of these falls available for
sale. Has ANYONE on the list seen either/
both of these falls available for sale?
Anyone have any?"

The main mass of the 1982 fall is in the Peabody
Museum of Natural History as noted in The Wethersfield
Meteorite, Meteorites and Planetary Science, Peabody
Museum of Natural History at:

http://www.yale.edu/peabody/collections/met/index.html

There was only 52 grams of fragments, which broke off of
the 2.756 kg main mass. I suspect that these were consumed
in the studies of the meteorite mentioned in the above
article.

The 1971 meteorite is owned by the Division of Meteorites
of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. From what I
found, there was only a main mass of 350 grams, which the
Smithsonian now has.

Yours,

Paul H.

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