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Posts Made By: Paul Gustafson

November 24, 2009 11:23 AM Forum: Meteorites & Meteors

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Posted By Paul Gustafson

Vaca Muerta, Taltal Dist., Chile
Found 1861
Mesosiderite-A1, 112g

Mesosiderites are thought to have formed when a silicate rich asteroid collided at high speed with a metal rich asteroid smashing together and mixing their content to form this unusual meteorite. Vaca Muerta is one of only six approved meteorites classified as Mesosiderite-A1.

This end piece shows the beautiful mixture of metal and stone.

November 25, 2009 02:01 AM Forum: Meteorites & Meteors

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Posted By Paul Gustafson

Window Butte, Utah
Single 187g specimen found in 1991
Primitive Achondrite, Brachinite, 1.6g

This is one of only eighteen approved meteorites classified as Brachinites. The Meteorite Nomenclature Committee renamed this meteorite Nova 003 because of uncertainty in the discovery location and the Meteoritical Bulletin Database gives "Australia?" as its origin. The Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System lists it as "Window Butte, a new 187-g find (1991) from Utah" in an article, "Brachinites: A New Primitive Achondrite Group" published in 1992, one year after the meteorite's discovery.

December 24, 2009 06:26 AM Forum: Meteorites & Meteors

Space Rock of the Day photo

Posted By Paul Gustafson

That's my kind of Santa!!!!!

April 7, 2010 05:43 AM Forum: Meteorites & Meteors

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Posted By Paul Gustafson

Henbury 1.43 kg, uncut, size and shape of an ashtray.

April 7, 2010 05:47 AM Forum: Meteorites & Meteors

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Posted By Paul Gustafson

Caddo County, 108 g colorful silicated iron.

June 12, 2010 03:17 AM Forum: Meteorites & Meteors

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Posted By Paul Gustafson

Old Homestead 001, Howardite, Western Australia, found 1991, 2.49 g

June 13, 2010 02:35 PM Forum: Meteorites & Meteors

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Posted By Paul Gustafson

Small 16 g piece as found showing fusion crust.


June 14, 2010 03:45 PM Forum: Meteorites & Meteors

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Posted By Paul Gustafson

Carbonaceous Chondrite, 16 g stone, CO3.




June 19, 2010 09:40 AM Forum: Meteorites & Meteors

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Posted By Paul Gustafson

Odessa
Iron IAB, Ector County, Texas
336 g





Crummy pictures, will post better ones ASAP.

June 21, 2010 11:17 AM Forum: Wildlife Photography

Texas Spiney Lizard

Posted By Paul Gustafson

Great pic! They are usually pretty shy, hard to get close.