Its hard to believe that the Peekskill Meteorite is already a quarter-century old.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Peekskill Meteorites, I am sharing some pictures of my slice along with a few words about the features that makes Peekskill such a wonderful specimen beyond the rather impressive artifacts of its fall.
Notice the rich metal flake of this H chondrite. Shiny iron is everywhere, but scattered throughout the slice like a dusting of metal snowflakes across a rocky landscape.
And almost as if to celebrate the Silver Anniversary of the American meteorite named Peekskill, Frank Cressy has published a new book about Witnessed Meteorite Falls in the United States. The book From Weston to Creston contains 257 pages and covers 169 meteorites of which 152 are documented witnessed falls, and 17 are probable or possible meteorite falls. Thanks Frank!
(Click to email Frank for ordering details)
Until next time….