Re: [meteorite-list] Noblesville IN possible meteorite landing December

2022-01-19 Thread Frank Cressy via Meteorite-list
American Meteor Society has four December 2021 reports about Indiana meteors that might work 12/8     10 pm         68 reports 12/12    11 pm    30 reports 12/14    12:30 am    5 reports 12/20 10 pm       17 reports Good hunting, Frank On Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 05:10:00 PM

Re: [meteorite-list] [IMCA List] Dave Gheesling

2020-11-12 Thread Frank Cressy via Meteorite-list
I am in shock.  Dave was so helpful, friendly, and generous to everyone who knew him and was a great asset to the meteorite community in particular.  He certainly was a great help to me when I was putting the book together on US falls.  I also saw how generous he was as Svend certainly

Re: [meteorite-list] Interesting take on Tunguska

2020-05-11 Thread Frank Cressy via Meteorite-list
Maybe someone who has access to the original paper can answer if the author's modeling takes in account the fall directions of trees under the blast.  The summary doesn't address that. Cheers, Frank On Monday, May 11, 2020, 11:00:59 AM PDT, Michael Gilmer via Meteorite-list wrote:

Re: [meteorite-list] Many American Falls for sale!

2019-08-15 Thread Frank Cressy via Meteorite-list
Hi Ruben, Lot of great falls listed here and a lot of great stories too ;-) Cheers, Frank "From Weston to Creston" On Thursday, August 15, 2019, 06:00:01 AM PDT, Ruben Garcia via Meteorite-list wrote: I just bought part of a large fall collection, here are just a few. Call/text

Re: [meteorite-list] Richardton Meteorite June 30th 1918

2019-06-08 Thread Frank Cressy via Meteorite-list
Hi Steve & all, I have the direction of Richardton coming from the SSW.  I have a copy of the strewnfield map in my book "From Weston to Creston" (2016).  The reference I got this from is from Murphy & Forsman (1998) Meteorites in North Dakota" in North Dakota Geol Survey Educ Series no 23,

Re: [meteorite-list] Why carbonaceous chondrites? (A "thank you" to Mr. Horejsi)

2019-03-10 Thread Frank Cressy via Meteorite-list
Hello Michael, Martin does have a great way of describing meteorites.  My favorite was his way of describing the Cumberland Falls aubrite comparing an individual stone to a bread loaf, writing that many were sliced up like loaves of bread, resembling not "the rectangular blocks we Americans

[meteorite-list] Fw: Louisville availability

2019-02-05 Thread Frank Cressy via Meteorite-list
Hello Mike, Park Forest and Orlando also hit cars in the US. When I wrote my book on US witnessed falls, I could find no photos of Louisville other than one (black & white) I acquired for the book through the University of Louisville and those in an article in the Transactions of the

Re: [meteorite-list] Looking for Portales

2018-03-07 Thread Frank Cressy via Meteorite-list
Hi Dennis, I assume you are looking for Portales Valley, the H7 metallic melt breccia that is a witnessed fall? However, there are 4 "Portales meteorites; Portales(a), Portales(b), Portales(c), and Portales Valley. Price on Portales Valley depends on whether it is all stone or shows metallic

[meteorite-list] Book anniversary Ad #1

2018-01-12 Thread Frank Cressy via Meteorite-list
ston-to-creston-book-review/ Books will also be available at Tucson. Please contact me off list if you are interested in purchasing a book. Thank you, Frank Cressy __ Visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/meteoritecentral and the Archives at

Re: [meteorite-list] Prehistoric Gibeon artifacts

2017-12-14 Thread Frank Cressy via Meteorite-list
Paolo, Steve Arnold (of Meteoritemen) probably has photos of a Gibeon anvil that he purchased a few years ago. I believe it was nicknamed "The Crocodile." All the best, Frank On Thursday, December 14, 2017 10:07 AM, PAOLO CONTE via Meteorite-list wrote:

Re: [meteorite-list] Bishopville aubrite

2017-11-19 Thread Frank Cressy via Meteorite-list
Hi Peter, Found a couple of instances where meteorites may have been recovered by slaves. Richmond, Virginia fell in 1828 and most probably was recovered by slaves. "An overseer and several negroes were at work..." "The persons hastened toward the place...and after considerable search. found

Re: [meteorite-list] Possible Newfoundland Meteorite

2017-10-26 Thread Frank Cressy via Meteorite-list
Very good Bob, I especially liked that it may have burned up in the water ;-) All the best, Frank On Thursday, October 26, 2017 1:01 AM, Robert Verish via Meteorite-list wrote: Dean, You neglected to mention the more "entertaining" article:

Re: [meteorite-list] Dr. Art Ehlmann

2017-08-19 Thread Frank Cressy via Meteorite-list
Art was a gentleman in the finest sense. He was a great help to me while I was writing my US fall book and gladly supplied me information that I would never have gotten without his help. I'm happy that I was able know him and to get him a copy of the book before he passed. He certainly will

Re: [meteorite-list] witnessed fallen "Meteorite "interesting human behavior observed original powwow

2017-03-06 Thread Frank Cressy via Meteorite-list
The Crescent (Oklahoma) meteorite (8/17/1936) was also discovered with the help of cows. When Robert Brown of the Texas Observers was tracking the Crescent meteorite "he encountered one old boy who said he saw the light but was in his house. When he exited the house he heard "this big noise"

[meteorite-list] Correction - Weston to Creston write-up

2017-01-22 Thread Frank Cressy via Meteorite-list
All, I made a mistake in the list write-up announcing the sale of my book. It should have read 257 pages, not 157 pages. Thank you to all those who have purchased one. See you all in Tucson, Frank __ Visit our Facebook page

Re: [meteorite-list] New Book, "FROM WESTON to CRESTON" AD #1

2017-01-19 Thread Frank Cressy via Meteorite-list
, Frank On Wednesday, January 18, 2017 3:50 PM, Frank Cressy via Meteorite-list <meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com> wrote: Have you ever wondered about the fall circumstances of some US fall you ran across, looked it up in the "Catalogue of Meteorites",

[meteorite-list] New Book, "FROM WESTON to CRESTON" AD #1

2017-01-18 Thread Frank Cressy via Meteorite-list
Have you ever wondered about the fall circumstances of some US fall you ran across, looked it up in the "Catalogue of Meteorites", and found little or no information?  And you then did an Internet search and found any information was in an obscure reference that hadn't been scanned and was

[meteorite-list] Fw: Aztec, NM Meteorite questions

2016-03-22 Thread Frank Cressy via Meteorite-list
Forgot to hit "reply all" last night.  Here's what I sent to Dennis. Frank On Monday, March 21, 2016 7:59 PM, Frank Cressy <fcre...@prodigy.net> wrote: Hi Dennis, I researched Aztec for a book on US witnessed falls I writing (to be published this summer).  Very li

Re: [meteorite-list] Aztec, NM Meteorite questions

2016-03-22 Thread Frank Cressy via Meteorite-list
Forgot to hit "reply all" last night. Here's what I sent to Dennis. Frank On Monday, March 21, 2016 7:59 PM, Frank Cressy <fcre...@prodigy.net> wrote: Hi Dennis, I researched Aztec for a book on US witnessed falls I'm writing (to be published this summer). Very li

[meteorite-list] Happy birthday to the Giants

2015-02-18 Thread Frank Cressy via Meteorite-list
February 17 and 18 are the birthdays of the two largest meteorites to fall in the US. On February 17, 1930 the Paragould meteorite fell in the northeastern corner of Arkansas. The 820 pound stone recovered from the fall was the largest meteorite recovered from a witnessed fall in the US to

Re: [meteorite-list] New fall, Nkayi Zimbabwe

2015-02-09 Thread Frank Cressy via Meteorite-list
and check: http://sv-meteorites.com/play_with_statistic.aspx Best regards, Sergey On Sat, Feb 7, 2015 at 1:55 AM, Frank Cressy via Meteorite-list meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com wrote: Actually with Cartersville and Nkayi, two recovered falls on the same day has happened 9 times since 1865. Don't

Re: [meteorite-list] New fall, Nkayi Zimbabwe

2015-02-06 Thread Frank Cressy via Meteorite-list
Actually with Cartersville and Nkayi, two recovered falls on the same day has happened 9 times since 1865. Don't have the list readily available, though. FYI, in 1933 the Sioux County eucrite fell about an hour and a half after the Repeev Khutor iron landed just north of the Caspian Sea. I

Re: [meteorite-list] The True Story of Ann Ho dges: History¹s Only Meteorite Victim

2015-01-19 Thread Frank Cressy via Meteorite-list
-- From: Michael Blood via Meteorite-list meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com Sent: Monday, January 19, 2015 6:32 PM To: Shawn Alan shawna...@meteoritefalls.com; Met. Frank Cressy fcre...@prodigy.net; Meteorite List meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] The True Story

Re: [meteorite-list] The True Story of Ann Ho dges: History’s Only Meteorite Victim

2015-01-19 Thread Frank Cressy via Meteorite-list
://meteoritefalls.com Original Message Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] The True Story of Ann Ho dges: History’s Only Meteorite Victim From: Frank Cressy fcre...@prodigy.net Date: Sun, January 18, 2015 11:37 am To: Shawn Alan shawna...@meteoritefalls.com, Meteorite Central

Re: [meteorite-list] The True Story of Ann Hodges: History’s Only Meteorite Victim

2015-01-18 Thread Frank Cressy via Meteorite-list
Hello all, The article isn't clear where the stones are. The meteorite that hit Mrs. Hodges is in the Alabama Museum of Natural History. A second stone (3.75 kg) was purchased by Stuart Perry and donated to the Smithsonian. Cheers, Frank On Saturday, January 17, 2015 12:23 PM, Shawn Alan

Re: [meteorite-list] Met Bulletin Update - Nininger's only cold find (Puente-Ladron)

2014-07-24 Thread Frank Cressy via Meteorite-list
Hi All,   I believe that Wilmot was also a Nininger cold find.   From Nininger's Collection of Meteorites: This meteorite was found ny Dr. Nininger in a plum thicket near a farm house.  Adhering loam soil indicated it had recently been turned up by the plow but the renter then living on the farm

Re: [meteorite-list] Hoba shale or not shale?

2014-01-22 Thread Frank Cressy
Shawn listees;   Hoba is an ataxite so etched metal would not show a Widmanstatten pattern.  Etched Hoba metal shows an oriented sheen on a large etched slice; a small  part slice prpbably wouldn't show it.   Frank From: Shawn Alan photoph...@yahoo.com To: 1 2 meteoritem...@gmail.com; Meteorite

Re: [meteorite-list] Chelyabinsk trip report is up

2013-05-14 Thread Frank Cressy
Great summary even without popcorn!  Thanks for sharing. Frank - Original Message From: Rob Wesel nakhla...@comcast.net To: Meteorite List meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com Sent: Tue, May 14, 2013 4:52:01 PM Subject: [meteorite-list] Chelyabinsk trip report is up It's a 12 pager.

Re: [meteorite-list] Getting Novato approved

2013-04-29 Thread Frank Cressy
What happened to the stone that hit the house?  I had thought that it went to NASA but apparently I'm mistaken??  Frank - Original Message From: Matson, Robert D. robert.d.mat...@saic.com To: Jim Wooddell jim.woodd...@suddenlink.net; Michael Farmer m...@meteoriteguy.com; Robert

Re: [meteorite-list] Wolcott CT meteorite fall analysis

2013-04-25 Thread Frank Cressy
That makes 5 witnessed falls for the small state of Connecticut;  America's first documented fall, an H4 at Weston in 1807, the two Wethersfield L6 stones that hit houses in 1971 and again in 1982, a single L6 stone that landed in a street in Stratford in 1974, and now the house hitter at

Re: [meteorite-list] meteorites vs. tektites on ebay

2013-04-24 Thread Frank Cressy
To eliminate the tektites on a meteorite search, type meteorite -tektite  (meteorite space minus tektite). Cheers, Frank PS I like to search, meteorite -tektite -nantan -diablo -nwa  ;-) - Original Message From: William Feek lunarma...@hotmail.com To:

Re: [meteorite-list] A Bunch of Irregular Stones I Found (+How I Think They May Have Originated)

2013-03-23 Thread Frank Cressy
Peter, Your description alone of a folded back fusion crust indicates it's not a meteorite and probably slag.  The extreme heat of atmospheric entry literally melts off the outer layer of a space rock.  That molten material is blown off and lost.  The fusion crust on a meteorite is essentially

Re: [meteorite-list] A Bunch of Irregular Stones I Found (+How I Think They May Have Originated)

2013-03-23 Thread Frank Cressy
- Original Message From: Peter Richards pedricha...@gmail.com To: Frank Cressy fcre...@prodigy.net Cc: meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com Sent: Sat, March 23, 2013 11:50:06 AM Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] A Bunch of Irregular Stones I Found (+How I Think They May Have Originated) Frank, I

Re: [meteorite-list] A Bunch of Irregular Stones I Found (+How I Think They May Have Originated)

2013-03-23 Thread Frank Cressy
peeling back and laying over itself. Frank - Original Message From: Peter Richards pedricha...@gmail.com To: Frank Cressy fcre...@prodigy.net Cc: meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com Sent: Sat, March 23, 2013 11:50:06 AM Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] A Bunch of Irregular Stones I Found

Re: [meteorite-list] Possible Meteorwrong

2013-03-16 Thread Frank Cressy
Hi Phil, Harrison County was a shower and only 4 stones were recovered totaling 680 grams..  Residents in the area heard many stones hitting the ground and crashing through trees.  No doubt that many others stones fell and were never recovered.  I would guess that stones are still intact as

Re: [meteorite-list] Membrane boxes go boom?

2013-03-04 Thread Frank Cressy
Hi Tracy, I had the membrane in one small box degrade and get very cloudy over a eight year (or so) period.  I was storing small mineral crystals in it. I think it was a result of heat as it was kept in my office where the AC is turned off on the weekends and it gets a little toasty here in

Re: [meteorite-list] NWA 7325 - sensational new find - photos

2013-02-01 Thread Frank Cressy
Hi Stefan, Stunning pics!  Thanks for sharing.  I imagine all meteorite hunters are even now calibrating their eyes to pick up that distinctive green-colored fusion crust.  Cheers, Frank From: Stefan Ralew ste...@meteoriten.com To:

Re: [meteorite-list] Everett Gibson for Met Soc Leonard Medal

2013-01-04 Thread Frank Cressy
Hi all, Dr. Gibson's stone weighed 1.5 kg.  That what his article in Meteoritics says. (v. 5, no. 1, 1970, Discovery of another Meteorite Specimen from the 1912 Holbrook, Arizona Fall Site). Still beat you Larry, but not by much ;-) Frank - Original Message From: Larry Atkins

[meteorite-list] Sutter's Mill Regolith breccia

2012-12-21 Thread Frank Cressy
The Science abstract refers Sutter's Mill meteorite as being a regolith breccia.  I've only read the abstract and several other abstracts, but I don't remember any mention of it containing solar implanted gases.  I was under the impression that to be a regolith breccia, there had to be a noble

Re: [meteorite-list] Fwd: First Alabama stone found!

2012-11-04 Thread Frank Cressy
Hi Marc, Robert, and all, Congratulations to Jerry and his group for their find and to Marc,Rob, Jake and Jeff for their great work and call (a 10 before stones were even found). A little history of the area where the new fall occurred.  This is the 5th witnessed fall to occur in this small

Re: [meteorite-list] Another almost overlooked meteorite - USA this time (DATIL)

2012-09-27 Thread Frank Cressy
Hello Mendy and all, I'd also like to express my public congratulations to Michael.  It's a very rare occurrance when a meteorite hunter tracks down a fall and is the first person to lay eyes on a meteorite, although it is expected to be more common now with the aid of Doppler radar.  As to

Re: [meteorite-list] Space Shuttle Endeavor

2012-09-20 Thread Frank Cressy
Fantastic photo!  Thanks for sharing. Frank - Original Message From: Michael Farmer m...@meteoriteguy.com To: Meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com Sent: Thu, September 20, 2012 8:27:01 PM Subject: [meteorite-list] Space Shuttle Endeavor

[meteorite-list] article - impact diamonds, Popigai Crater, Russia

2012-09-17 Thread Frank Cressy
Thought this might be of interest. Frank http://news.yahoo.com/russia-reveals-shiny-state-secret-awash-diamonds-131212873.html __ Visit the Archives at http://www.meteoritecentral.com/mailing-list-archives.html Meteorite-list mailing list

Re: [meteorite-list] My daughter Lauren is getting married in 2 weeks AD sale!

2012-09-03 Thread Frank Cressy
  - Original Message From: Steve Arnold meteorh...@aol.com To: meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com Sent: Sun, September 2, 2012 7:39:23 PM Subject: [meteorite-list] My daughter Lauren is getting married in 2 weeks AD sale! Hello List, Many of you have met my elder daughter Lauren In

Re: [meteorite-list] Gladstone Question

2012-07-07 Thread Frank Cressy
Hi Dennis and those interested, I have a specimen of Alamogordo that came with a Ward's label and also a Nininger number, so your Ward's Gladstone specimen certainly could also have a Nininger number.  During the 1930s, Nininger sold quite a few specimens to Ward's.  Nininger's 1950 catalog

Re: [meteorite-list] Hammer fall term (this poor poor horse)

2012-06-14 Thread Frank Cressy
Mike and all, Just thought I'd muddy the waters ;-) Walnut Hill, Maine is listed as a find but is also a hammer stone as it was found during the repair of a chicken brooding house.  Don't you just love those exceptions to the rule! Cheers, Frank From:

Re: [meteorite-list] Sutter's Mill slices question, Impact Melt?

2012-05-17 Thread Frank Cressy
Hi Steve and List, Interesting images, thanks for posting.  It certainly looks brecciated in the slice, but I don't see any evidence that it's an impact melt. The brecciation might explain the many small individuals...until we find the multi kilogram main mass of course  ;-) Cheers, Frank

[meteorite-list] Weston

2012-05-14 Thread Frank Cressy
Shawn, Please show me the reference that Weston hit some manmade object.  I've never run across that and didn't see it in Silliman and Kingsley's report. I think that it's on Michael Blood's site but believe he's in error. Thanks, Frank - Original Message From: Shawn Alan

Re: [meteorite-list] Scoping out search areas

2012-05-03 Thread Frank Cressy
Hi Rob, all, If the chief reason for using a blimp is to get the current information on the ground cover, I think it would have been more effective to get current air photos from a fixed wing aircraft set up for that type of air survey, unless they need real time data.  Of course, they could

Re: [meteorite-list] We made it!

2012-03-20 Thread Frank Cressy
Hello Doug and all, And just so our friends south of the equator don't fell left out, happy first day of fall ;-) Cheers, Frank Dear List Just thought I'd wish the list a fabulous First hour of Spring, incredible we made it; and also, as meteorite hunting picks up - to be sure your

Re: [meteorite-list] Is there a Main Mass list?

2012-01-24 Thread Frank Cressy
Hi Bob and all, I believe you misinterpreted the Rocks From Space Picture of the Day about Jim having the New Concord main mass and he would be the first to say so.  The main mass of New Concord weighs 103 pounds (46.8 kg) and is in the collection at Marietta College, Ohio.  In fact, Jim has

Re: [meteorite-list] POP QUIZ FRIDAYS ANSWER AND WINNER OF THE ORNANSMETEORITE

2012-01-18 Thread Frank Cressy
Hi John, Here's the list of 13. Příbram 4/7/1959   Lost City 1/4/1970   Innisfree 2/6/1977   Peekskill 10/9/1992   Tagish Lake 1/18/2000   Morávka 5/6/2000   Neuschwanstein 4/6/2002  . Park Forest 3/27/2003   Villalbeto de

[meteorite-list] Meteorite Magazine

2012-01-05 Thread Frank Cressy
Hi all,   Just received the latest issue of Meteorite.  I think it's one of the best issues put out in a long time; full of interesting and timely articles.  Just wanted to thank everyone who contributed to it.   All the best,   Frank __ HAPPY

Re: [meteorite-list] Fully Documented Hammer?

2011-12-23 Thread Frank Cressy
Hi Anita, I can't speak for falls outside the US, but there are 5 or 6 US falls that might fit your parameters.  You are obviously familiar with Cartersville, GA (2007) I'm sure.  It fits all your requirements except classification which will come soon I'm sure.  The display is at the

Re: [meteorite-list] New Fall...Mars

2011-12-23 Thread Frank Cressy
Very cool Luc, Congratulations! All the best, Frank - Original Message From: luc Meteorites.tv / Labenne Luc labennemeteori...@hotmail.com To: meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com Sent: Fri, December 23, 2011 12:36:24 PM Subject: [meteorite-list] New Fall...Mars Hi List, Big buzz

[meteorite-list] Stat. Speaking / killer Hammers / New Concord

2011-11-21 Thread Frank Cressy
Hello all, Every time I see that the New Concord meteorite hit and killed a colt (or horse), I cringe.  Maybe Kevin K. does the same when he hears that a dog was killed (or turned to ashes) by a Nakhla stone.  In 2006 Mark Bostick collected over 15 newspaper accounts about the New Concord

Re: [meteorite-list] Named masses

2011-09-24 Thread Frank Cressy
Hi Jeff, One that easily comes to mind is the Ring or Basket iron of Canyon Diablo.  Mass weighs 49 pounds. Cheers, Frank - Original Message From: Jeff Grossman jngross...@gmail.com To: meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com Sent: Sat, September 24, 2011 2:12:21 PM Subject:

Re: [meteorite-list] NWA 6694 / Abee

2011-09-14 Thread Frank Cressy
Hi Larry all, I think the weathering effects on the Abee are shadows on the large slice.  Notice that they're different in each image. Frank - Original Message From: Larry Atkins thetop...@aol.com To: meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com Sent: Wed, September 14, 2011 8:17:35 PM

Re: [meteorite-list] sky and Telescope article about Kenya meteorite

2011-09-06 Thread Frank Cressy
Thanks for posting the link Mike. Nice article about real meteorites with photos to boot...best post of the day! Frank From: Michael Farmer m...@meteoriteguy.com To: meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com Sent: Tue, September 6, 2011 4:10:26 PM Subject:

Re: [meteorite-list] Scam Artist - Joel Samson - FakeLunar Meteorites

2011-05-12 Thread Frank Cressy
Hi Al, You made a mistake listing Todd Parker as a scammer.  He was mentioned as selling Whetstone Mountains that were definitely real. Frank - Original Message From: al mitt alm...@kconline.com To: Meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com Cc: Chris Spratt cspr...@islandnet.com Sent:

Re: [meteorite-list] Scam Artist - Joel Samson - FakeLunar Meteorites

2011-05-12 Thread Frank Cressy
Samson - FakeLunar Meteorites From: Frank Cressy fcre...@prodigy.net Date: Thu, May 12, 2011 10:45 am To: al mitt alm...@kconline.com, Meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com Cc: Chris Spratt cspr...@islandnet.com Hi Al, You made a mistake listing Todd Parker as a scammer.  He was mentioned as selling

Re: [meteorite-list] Which came first the chicken or the egg?

2011-04-26 Thread Frank Cressy
Shawn, I think you've misinterpreted your source a bit.  It says that Calcalong Creek was found AFTER 1960.  As I remember it Millbillillie fell in 1960, but no meteorites from that fall were found until the early 1970s.  Many stones were found in the 70s and 80s and are still being found

Re: [meteorite-list] The age of Mifflin. ?470 million years? Really?

2011-04-15 Thread Frank Cressy
Hello all, There was an error in the article which I've copied below: There are only three meteorites that have been observed to fall in Wisconsin since settlement, so this might have been our chance, Valley said.   Actually there are five Wisconsin witnessed falls. Vernon County   1865

Re: [meteorite-list] Is Pena Blanca Springs meteorite a hammer stone?????

2011-04-15 Thread Frank Cressy
Shawn and all, The swimming pool quote is used in the abstract.  Later in the article the swimming pool is described thusly: Springs issue at a point where a water gap has been eroded through the ridge and form a creek which flows southeast.  About 400 feet below the springs, the creek is

Re: [meteorite-list] Fireball question / sonic boom

2011-03-29 Thread Frank Cressy
All, There are several falls where no sonic boom was noticed.  Speaking of US falls, the last two that come to mind are Berthoud, CO and New Orleans, LA.  Others that I can readily recall are Salem, OR and Athens, AL.  Reports from the latter two specifically state there were no explosions or

Re: [meteorite-list] NWA 1459 (was: Steve Witt's AD)

2011-01-27 Thread Frank Cressy
Hi Bernd, Thanks for bringing up the memories.  I remember that the winners were to be announced at the Denver show and that everyone was anxiously waiting the results.  I checked my computer more than a few times and was extremely happy to come in behind the master and win my monster (at

Re: [meteorite-list] The Most Interesting Meteorite Man in the World

2011-01-27 Thread Frank Cressy
Dos Equis??  TMIMMITW only drinks Vaca Muerta. - Original Message From: Thunder Stone stanleygr...@hotmail.com To: mike meteoritem...@gmail.com; meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com Sent: Thu, January 27, 2011 5:15:59 PM Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] The Most Interesting Meteorite Man

Re: [meteorite-list] Not Weston?!

2011-01-18 Thread Frank Cressy
Hello, Definitely Weston.  The photo is the Smithsonian's specimen.  The facts in the article are a bit out of wack but the basic story is correct.  The stone in the Gibb's collection was 36.5 pounds that went to the Peabody Museum.  It was the only one of the seven stones that wasn't

Re: [meteorite-list] Father Joseph Stepling and the Tabor Meteorite Fall

2011-01-08 Thread Frank Cressy
Hi Mark, Bombard away.  Informative posts such as yours is what the list was created for, and I certainly enjoy them. Cheers, Frank From: Mark Grossman mar...@westnet.com To: meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com Sent: Sat, January 8, 2011 5:47:58 PM

[meteorite-list] Grimsby meteorite on National Geographic Ch. tonight

2010-12-02 Thread Frank Cressy
Hello all, For those in the West Coast of the US, the National Geographic Channel's Naked Science had/has a program on Grimsby.  It was shown at 7 pm but will show again at 10pm.  Frank __ Visit the Archives at

Re: [meteorite-list] Temperature of meteorites

2010-11-24 Thread Frank Cressy
Hello all, I've been away from the computer for a couple of days and thought I'd add a couple of other examples. Portales Valley - One of the metal veined stones landed on a blue plastic tarp.  The tarp melted where the metal veins of the stone had rested on it.  It shouldn't be too

Re: [meteorite-list] Rocks from Space Picture of the Day - August 24, 2010

2010-08-23 Thread Frank Cressy
For those interested, RKM is Roy K. Marshall, one the the authors (w/ I.M. Levitt) of Star Maps for Beginners.  The collection card dates probably from the late 1930's or early 1940's. Cheers, Frank - Original Message From: Michael Johnson mich...@rocksfromspace.org To:

Re: [meteorite-list] Slow Classifications

2010-07-27 Thread Frank Cressy
Hello all, Lorton is an L6 according to an abstract in the latest MAPS (July 2010, Supplement).  The abstract is titled The Recent Meteorite Fall in Lorton, Virginia, USA by Corrigan, Welzenbach, Fries, McCoy and Fries. Cheers, Frank - Original Message From: Galactic Stone

Re: [meteorite-list] Lightening glass was Question for Ted ?

2010-07-26 Thread Frank Cressy
Hi Elton, I think you were probably referring to this. http://www.tektitesource.com/Exogenic%20Fulgurites.htm Cheers, Frank - Original Message From: MEM mstrema...@yahoo.com To: Michael Fowler mqfow...@mac.com; meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com Sent: Mon, July 26, 2010 9:02:05 AM

Re: [meteorite-list] Statement re LOST CITY-first meteorite fall to be photographedin the USA :)

2010-07-25 Thread Frank Cressy
Hi Shawn and all, David Weir has a link to the Pasamonte meteorite that you may have missed.  A link to his site follows: http://www.meteoritestudies.com/ I might add that Nininger was of the opinion that Brown's photo was of the actual meteor in flight and published in 1934 a somewhat

Re: [meteorite-list] Plainview article

2010-05-29 Thread Frank Cressy
clearwire.net (RRAD) pshu...@clearwire.net To: Frank Cressy fcre...@prodigy.net Cc: Tom Randall (KB2SMS) tommy2...@hvc.rr.com; Meteorite List meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com Sent: Sat, May 29, 2010 9:26:50 AM Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Plainview article There were two Plainviews, 1903

Re: [meteorite-list] Plainview article

2010-05-28 Thread Frank Cressy
Hello all, Interesting article.  I really like these stories.  Just to be clear though, the article refers to the Esctacado meteorite, not the Plainview meteorite that was described in 1917. Cheers, Frank - Original Message From: Tom Randall (KB2SMS) tommy2...@hvc.rr.com To:

Re: [meteorite-list] FW: Rocks from Space Picture of the Day - May 8, 2010

2010-05-08 Thread Frank Cressy
Everyone, Looks like a metal grommet from a tarp to me. Frank - Original Message From: Darren Garrison cyna...@charter.net To: meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com Sent: Sat, May 8, 2010 9:15:36 AM Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] FW: Rocks from Space Picture of the Day - May 8, 2010

[meteorite-list] Oriented stone question, was AD: Flight Oriented WI Meteorite

2010-05-02 Thread Frank Cressy
Hello Eric and all, Very nice stone, but it brings up a question I've had for several years about oriented stones that have clearly broken in flight and have secondary crust on the rear side surrounded by a nice rollover lip.  Unless there are good flow lines showing that this was the

[meteorite-list] US Witnessed Fall book

2010-03-11 Thread Frank Cressy
Hello all, Since Jack mentioned on his Kendleton correction post that I was writing a book on falls, I have received a couple of emails requesting information about it or wishing to reserve a copy when it's completed.  I'm, of course, very flattered in the interest, but the book is far from

Re: [meteorite-list] February Meteorite Times

2010-02-25 Thread Frank Cressy
Hi Tom and all, I'll certainly second your recommendations.  Especially interesting was the article where fusion crust was described as: Sensuous undulations of frozen liquid rock embrace the regmaglypts like black silk sheets clinging to sweaty lovers. I'll leave it for the readers to find

Re: [meteorite-list] Met Bulletin Lookup not working? (and Daule Fall Ecuador 2008)

2010-02-20 Thread Frank Cressy
Hi Mike and List members, This was announced back in November.  Mike Farmer has a write-up with photos on his website.  Look under his collection link and click on Duale.  The link to his site is: http://www.meteoritehunter.com/ Enjoy, Frank - Original Message From: Galactic Stone

Re: [meteorite-list] Don't use putty!

2010-02-04 Thread Frank Cressy
Hello Erik and all, I've used gravity for many years now and never had any problems.  It easy to come by and inexpensive. Cheers, Frank  ;-) - Original Message From: Erik Fisler erikfw...@msn.com To: meteorite-list meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com Sent: Thu, February 4, 2010

Re: [meteorite-list] Don't use putty! #2

2010-02-04 Thread Frank Cressy
Hello all, On a more serious note, you can put your specimen in a membrane box and the use an adhesive or putty under the box and have no problems at all. Cheers, Frank - Original Message From: Erik Fisler erikfw...@msn.com To: meteorite-list meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com

Re: [meteorite-list] THE OLDEST METEORITE ?

2010-01-28 Thread Frank Cressy
Hi Shawn, Are you asking what the oldest meteorite is or the oldest component in a meteorite?  There are metamorphosed sedimentary rocks on Earth that are a billion years old but contain zircons that are dated as a couple of billion years older than that.  So if you're asking about the oldest

Re: [meteorite-list] Copper found in meteorite

2010-01-27 Thread Frank Cressy
Hello all, Thought I'd add that the first occurrance of elemental copper was found in the Richardson (North Dakota) fall of 1918.  It is noted in a paper by Quirke in 1919. Cheers, Frank - Original Message From: Greg Catterton star_wars_collec...@yahoo.com To: Mark Bowling

Re: [meteorite-list] NWA 482

2010-01-25 Thread Frank Cressy
Hi Walter and all, I believe that the lunar farside origin of NWA 482 comes from the linked article below: http://www.catchafallingstar.com/nwa482/nwa482farside.htm Cheers, Frank - Original Message From: Walter Branch waltbra...@bellsouth.net To:

Re: [meteorite-list] Strewnfield or Strewn Field?

2010-01-15 Thread Frank Cressy
Hello all, I think it would be correct to use strewnfield...one word. When someone talks about a corn field, two words are used.  Another way to say this is : field of corn. If strewn field is the correct, would one also be correct in saying field of strewn?  I don't think that works. So I

Re: [meteorite-list] Most witnessed falls in one year?

2009-11-29 Thread Frank Cressy
: Frank Cressy fcre...@prodigy.net To: Greg Stanley stanleygr...@hotmail.com; miss_meteor...@yahoo.ca; meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com Sent: Sat, November 28, 2009 9:58:05 PM Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Most witnessed falls in one year? Melanie, Greg and all, I think we have a ways to go

Re: [meteorite-list] Most witnessed falls in one year? correction

2009-11-29 Thread Frank Cressy
Sorry. This link should do much better. http://www.nhm.ac.uk/jdsml/research-curation/research/projects/metcat/ Frank - Original Message From: Frank Cressy fcre...@prodigy.net To: meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com Sent: Sun, November 29, 2009 9:01:14 AM Subject: Re: [meteorite-list

Re: [meteorite-list] Most witnessed falls in one year?

2009-11-28 Thread Frank Cressy
Melanie, Greg and all, I think we have a ways to go to break the record.  In 1933 as many as 19 meteorites fell worldwide if you count 2 finds that were reported to have been observed to fall in 1933 but were found later and are classified as finds.  The second greatest number of falls

Re: [meteorite-list] Photo of a K-chondrite / Could this be one of the rarest meteorites found?

2009-11-17 Thread Frank Cressy
  Hello all, Thought this might be of some interest concerning the rarest meteorite, at least from a historical viewpoint.  At the beginning of the Twentieth Century, Henry A. Ward thought Nobleborough (1823 Maine fall) was one of the rarest of the meteorites he owned.  At this time Ward owned

[meteorite-list] August Issue of MAPS - Great article on Stuart Perry

2009-11-10 Thread Frank Cressy
Hello all, Received my August 2009 issue of MAPS yesterday.  I highly recommend the article by Plotkin and Clarke on Stuart H. Perry's contributions to meteorite collection and research, 1927-1957.  Don't recognize Perry's name?  After you read the article you'll realize his contributions

Re: [meteorite-list] Meteorite Question

2009-11-09 Thread Frank Cressy
Hello Pete and all, How about Hadley Rille? ~3 milligrams, curated at Johnson Space Center. Cheers, Frank From: Pete Shugar pshu...@clearwire.net To: meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com Sent: Mon, November 9, 2009 7:37:40 PM Subject: [meteorite-list]

Re: [meteorite-list] Largest 'Fall' Meteorite

2009-10-26 Thread Frank Cressy
I know this doesn't answer the original question, but the thread seems to have morphed into the largest witnessed cratering event. Kaali is not officially witnessed, but it certainly could have been. The Kaali group of craters, on the Estonian island of Saaremaa, are estimated to be only 4000

[meteorite-list] One-Complaint Per Week Rule

2009-10-15 Thread Frank Cressy
I'd vote for the one complaint per week rule...maybe even a one complaint per month rule! Frank __ http://www.meteoritecentral.com Meteorite-list mailing list Meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com http://six.pairlist.net/mailman/listinfo/meteorite-list

Re: [meteorite-list] nwa 001 to nwa 200

2009-10-12 Thread Frank Cressy
Hello Steve and all that might be interested, If you have plans to collecting this series, it will be very difficult as several of the numbers are provisional.  I for one have a stone that has one of these numbers assigned to it but it has never been classified. Good luck with your quest.

Re: [meteorite-list] Bogou Meteorite in the Accretion Desk

2009-08-10 Thread Frank Cressy
Hi Martin, Mike, and all, I've always liked Bogou too, probably because of the photo below from Al Lang's site.  Unfortunately I don't have a specimen :-( http://www.nyrockman.com/museum/bogou-8.htm Al's etched part slice has a very cool heat-affected rim on it.  Of course the question 

Re: [meteorite-list] Website update, Ash Creek adventure page

2009-08-09 Thread Frank Cressy
Thanks Mike for adding Ash Creek to your adventure page. It's a lot of work on your part and I certainly appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing more. Cheers, Frank --- On Sun, 8/9/09, Michael Farmer m...@meteoriteguy.com wrote: From: Michael Farmer m...@meteoriteguy.com Subject:

Re: [meteorite-list] Example of Lipping and direction stumper. TAKE 2

2009-07-26 Thread Frank Cressy
Hi McCartney, Michael and all, I agree with Michael that this is the back side of an oriented meteorite. The lipping shows that. I also agree with him that it flipped during flight and that this side was once the leading side, but but neccessarily because of the flow lines. Generally the

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