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This note gives an account of the discovery, and a description of the characteristics, of an unusual sword-shaped specimen of the Glorieta sideritic fall, found on January 19, 1954, near Canoncito, New Mexico.
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The first recoveries from the Glorieta Mountain, New Mexico, sideritic fall were made by Mr. Charles Sponsler on August 9, 1884, on the ranch of Mrs. Roival, near Canoncito, Santa Fe County, New Mexico 
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Only a few Glorieta Mountain meteorites have been found that are both large enough to slice and are 100% pallasite.
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There are two types of Glorieta meteorites; "Pallasites", which have yellow-green olivine crystals embedded in the iron-nickel metal, and then the "Siderites" which do not have olivine crystals.
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The Glorieta Mountain (Pallasite) meteorite was discovered in New Mexico, USA on the 9th August 1884.
A total mass of 148 kg was recovered.

35° 36'N, 105° 48'W

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The Glorieta Mountain pallasite was first discovered in 1884 in the mountains near Santa Fe, New Mexico. Several very large masses have been recovered since it was recognised.



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