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Plate IV. Cube, etched, of Casas Grandes Iron.
The fine lines in relief are Scheibersite.
(cropped from border, squared)
illustrating Wirt (de Vivier) Tassin (1869-1915 *). “The Casas Grandes Meteorite.” Proceedings of the United States National Museum 25 (1903) : 69-74, followed by four plates.
Harvard copy, digitized March 10, 2008

“The excavators were now all summoned to view the curiosity. One anxious spectator, with more inquiry and ambition than the rest, gave this mass from the skies a vigorous blow with his crow-bar, whereupon it gave forth a loud and hollow sound, much resembling a church bell on a funeral occasion, which struck these honest savages with holy and reverential awe.”
ex “Correspondence relative to the discovery of a large meteorite in Mexico.”
Letter from William M. Pierson, United States vice-consul, Paso del Norte, Mexico, to the Department of State, Washington.
Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1873 (1874) : 419-422

“A bulk analysis is of little value, unless made on the entire mass...”
Tassin, p 72

wikipedia on Casas Grandes

8 March 2015

iron; transmutations
Teodoro Alverado; Wirt Tassin, “The Casas Grandes Meteorite” (1903)