THE PINTO MOUNTAINS "IRON" IS CONFIRMED METEOR-WRONG
Bolide*chaser identifies 50 year old museum specimens on display at the
1998 Los Angeles County Fair
as being meteor-wrongs (terrestrial rock).
Assists in its confirmation by taking specimens to UCLA and John Wasson.
John Wasson confirms that specimens are non-meteoritic - - - specimens are identified as being mostly hematite with some magnetite by UCLA's Alan Rubin.
The above specimens were donated in the 1950s. They have now been "de-accessioned" from the museum's collection, but just beforehand, I made images of them for future reference:
IN ORDER TO SEE THESE METEOR-WRONGS, NOW
GO TO THE FOLLOWING LINKS TO SEE MY IMAGES:
"METEOR-WRONG #1" - OR - "METEOR-WRONG #2"
IN ORDER TO SEE A REAL METEORITE,
VIEW MY IMAGES OF THE PINTO MTNS. STONY
BY "CLICKING" HERE!
Special "thanks", for his assistance in getting the "meteor-wrongs" confirmed, goes to Bob Reynolds, San Bernardino County Museum - Curator of Minerals, who has suspected all along that these were terrestrial rocks in spite of the accompanying documentation which suggested that La Paz had identified these as meteoritic irons.
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