ANSMET 2018/2019 Field Season has ended / ~ 865 specimens found (upd. 24 Jan)

Last update: 24 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. In general more achondrites than expected have been found. About every second meteorite was found in areas which had already been searched during past search expeditions. Many smaller specimens were found. Only few meteorites with a diameter of about 10 centimeters were found. During this year’s season with several tent days in December, some good weather in January about 865 meteorites had been found by members of the ANSMET 2018/19 search team by 24 January.