The effort to reconstruct fragmented meteorites continues
Part 1 of this story was my last article (May 2013) and was titled: Primm and the other Roach Dry Lake Meteorites. The Primm meteorite was found in Clark County in southern Nevada. It was found on 1997 December 23rd. Paul Gessler’s father, Nicholas Gessler, discovered the first Primm Meteorite. Nick and his family went on to find 104 more meteorite fragments with a total mass of 3.383 kg. Many of these fragments could be fit together to form larger masses, essentially “reconstructing” the original stone.
The above Primm Meteorite cast was made by Paul Gessler (Nick Gessler’s son). He did this as a follow-up to his request on the Meteorite-List for “help” in completing a puzzle Primm meteorite that he had reconstructed from found fragments. For the reader’s convenience, I’ve transcribed Paul’s post below:
From: Paul Gessler Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2013 11:57:08 -0700 To all You hunters who have searched Primm / Roach Dry lake: Please help me to rebuild one of my favourite meteorite finds. This 242 g individual was found back in 1997 and was reconstructed from 3 pieces and glued back together. It is still missing a small 8 gram wedge shaped piece that hopefully can be reunited with the main mass??? Just want all of you who have hunted Roach D.L. to take a look at this video and see if just maybe you have the piece I am looking for. It would be Incredible to COMPLETE this meteorite's saga. If found, I would be happy to substitute for a larger Primm piece from our collection...and some detailed info on a Nevada strewn field that has yielded some really Amazing finds. Let me know. thanks. Would also be interested in the locations and mass of additional finds regardless of matching my piece so that I can get an idea of what we missed. I want this attempt at unification to get out to everyone so please forward the video to anyone you know who has searched this location or is even slightly interested. This just might work? I hope. Paul Gessler
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