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           Buzzard Coulee          

Fell November 20th 2008, 5:26 MST Saskatchewan, Canada

"Scientists are still examining the fragments in an attempt to learn more
about where the meteor came from. It has already been classified as an H4 type.

The rock is on the low end of the H4 scale, meaning it didn't experience
high heat on its parent asteroid." - CTV.ca  - December 22, 2008

A FIRST LOOK AT THE PETROGRAPHY OF THE BUZZARD COULEE (H4) CHONDRITE
40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2009)
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2009/pdf/1893.pdf

 

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Pictured below are specimens that I acquired from a friend that lives 700 km from the fall area.  The brown scale cube in the photos is a close 1cm block cut from a stony meteorite - Sahara 00279.  These specimens were picked up within days after the fireball was observed, and show with minimal weathering.  Not available outside Canada without an export permit. Permit application numbers 106935 through 106943 have been submitted for review for many of the specimens below.

6.3 gram individual with ~98% fusion crust SOLD (application#106938)

 

6.94 gram individual with 100% fusion crust SOLD (application#106940)

 

8.35 gram individual with ~97% fusion crust SOLD (permit#106936)

 

11.55 gram individual with 100% fusion crust (not for sale)

 

14.2 gram individual with ~99% fusion crust SOLD (permit#106937)

 

16.27 gram individual with 100% fusion crust SOLD (permit#106936)

 

21.75 gram individual with ~85% fusion crust, light grey matrix SOLD (permit#106935)

 

28.49 gram individual with ~50% fusion crust, ~49% secondary crust  Sold (application#106943)

 

39.9 gram individual with ~96% fusion crust  (Donated to the R.O.M.)

 

48.7 gram individual with ~99% fusion crust SOLD (Canadian)

 

62.94 gram individual with ~98% fusion crust SOLD (application#106939)

 

69.18 gram individual with ~98% fusion crust SOLD (application#106941) Montreal Planetarium

 

102.1 gram individual with ~95% fusion crust, and landing marks SOLD (application#106942) Montreal Planetarium

 

111.18 gram individual with ~99% fusion crust SOLD (application#106113)

 

220 gram broken individual with ~65% fusion crust, flow lines and partial roll over lip SOLD (application#106941)

 

 

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e-mail:  rj@meteoritelabels.com

 

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