The ANSMET 2015 / 2016 Field Season has ended – 569 samples collected including a basketball-sized OC, a possible pallasite, and a possible howardite (updated: Jan 24)
Last update: January 24, 2016
On December 18 the search team found the first three meteorites.
Additonal twelve meteorites were found on December 20, the second day of hunting. The next day several meteorites were found and on December 22 the team found another 4 specimens. After finding 23 specimens, including one that weighs up to about 3.5 kg, on January 1 and another 46 specimens the day after, about 250 meteorites (chondrites and possible achondrites) had been found by January 2. On January 4 another 68 meteorites were found including a possible pallasite.
The result of the midseason meteorite inventory on January 5, 2016, after three weeks in the field: 351 samples collected. After another 41 meteorites found on January 6, with one which could be a howardite, the total amount was 392. On January 9 a basketball-sized probable ordinary chondrite was found, the biggest specimen during this year’s search. On January 10 more meteorites were found on a moraine and by January 15 more than 500 meteorite specimens had been collected. On January 16 another 49 meteorite samples were collected increasing the total number to 554 specimens. On January 18 the remaining flagged but not recovered meteorites were picked up. Until January 22, 2016 569 meteorites had been collected. The Field Season 2015/16 has ended.