ANSMET 2018/2019 Field Season / ~ 693 specimens found (upd. 13 Jan)

Last update: 13 January 2019

Most meteorites found on the blue ice fields and the eastern and western moraines at the foot of Mount Ward appear to be rather smallish ordinary chondrites but one meteorite which was found at the edge of a moraine is slightly larger than a golf ball and is reported to be special because of its glassy, greenish-looking fusion crust and ‘white crystals’ in the lithology. Some other specimens with ‘interesting lithologies’ have been found as well.
After half of this year’s season with several tent days in December, some good weather at the beginning of January about 693 meteorites had been found by members of the ANSMET 2018/19 search team by 13 January.