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Meteorites: the Number of Pultusk Stones, and the Spelling of “Widmanstätten Figures”

Nature volume 140, pages 504505 (18 September 1937) | Download Citation

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(1) IN NATURE of July 17, Dr. Stenz1 expresses the opinion that not more than 3000 stones fell near Pultusk in the famous meteorite shower of January 30, 1868, and that only a curious mis-reading of a chemical analysis led to the usually quoted number of 100,000 stones.

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    • F. A. PANETH

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