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2003 October 31
2003 October 31
[UPDATED] - Both stones have been classified as "H4" - Majuba 002 & Majuba 003 meteorites!
[The following is the original text from 2003 October 31st] :
Not much to say. These stones were so recently found that there is not too much that can be said about them.
Nevertheless, the finders have already contacted me to have these finds documented. In fact, the stony on the right, which was found first, has already been sampled by me, and a type specimen - along with a thin-section - has already been submitted for classification. A classification is expected before the Tucson Show in February.
In addition, a sample has been submitted for measuring the following cosmogenic radionuclides:
41Ca (half-life = 1.04x105 yr), 36Cl (3.01x105 yr), 26Al (7.05x105 yr), 10Be (1.5x106 yr), and 53Mn (3.7x106 yr)
Given the above, this stone is an good candidate for 14C terrestrial age-date testing. A sample has been made available for just such a test.
This stone is anticipated to have a very high terrestrial age!
(Scale: cube is 1cubic cm)
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