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Development of a Digital Meteorite Identification Program at University of New Mexico (UNM) (Institute of Meteoritics) and Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI)Determining the origin and chemical composition of suspect extra terrestrial specimens has lead to meteorite identification research programs. Such programs, like the University of New Mexico-Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute partnership, are being inundated with many non-meteorites (meteor wrongs) sent in by interested individuals from all over the world. This meteorite identification program developed a spreadsheet that aids in identifying the types of minerals in a sample for physical properties, possible meteorite characteristics, minerals and rock properties, and possible man made characteristics. Samples that show meteorite distinctiveness are further analyzed via the Scanning Electron Microprobe (SEM).
Document ID
20030110725
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Gakin, R. (Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Inst. Albuquerque, NM, United States)
Lewis, K. (Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Inst. Albuquerque, NM, United States)
Simmons, J. (Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Inst. Albuquerque, NM, United States)
Gchachu, K. (Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Inst. Albuquerque, NM, United States)
Karner, J. M. (New Mexico Univ. Albuquerque, NM, United States)
Newsom, H. E. (New Mexico Univ. Albuquerque, NM, United States)
Jones, R. H. (New Mexico Univ. Albuquerque, NM, United States)
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2003
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIV
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG5-10143
CONTRACT_GRANT: NRA-00-OSS-02
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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