This Pultusk specimens was found by polish meteorite hunter in 2008.
He spend several weeks search suspect locations. Finally his work was rewarded.
This meteorites is still in very good condition. I have cleaned several specimens and
after remove the soil I have made pretty looking complete specimen, still with black crust.
Other, 254g specimen I cut to see how it looks inside. Results
was incredible. Specimen have still some fresh parts inside. I must say that this
meteorite is very compact and solid, without any cracks. Cutting was much slower that I should
expect from ordinary H5 chondrite. Maybe this was one of the reasons why it is only little
weathered. Polishing was also not soo easy as I expected at the beginning.
I have send one slice to Silesian University in Sosnowiec for investigation. Profesor
L.Karwowski, President of Polish Meteoritical Society, confirmed that this is real Pultusk
meteorite and define weathering grade for only W1-2. One week later, sample from 245g specimen
was microprobed in Warsaw, and results are identical with original "old" Pultusk.
Name : Pułtusk Class : Chondrite H5 S3 veined breccia Region: Pułtusk, Poland Date : 30.January.1868 19:00 TKW : +250kg, 200,000 specimens