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Loreto Meteorite

Loreto Meteorite
Loreto Meteorite
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Photo included in the papers of Stuart H. Perry (1874-1957). Perry corresponded with Nininger about meteorites.
Photograph of the Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico, meteorite brought back by Harvey Harlow Nininger (1887-1986). Through Stuart H. Perry (1874-1957), a newspaper publisher and authority on meteorites, who made extensive collections of meteorites, the Loreto meteorite and many other specimens were donated to the United States National Museum (USNM). The Loreto meteorite, a find of 1896, was originally approximately 95 kg. The main mass of 90 kg is now in Smithsonian Institution's collection. Modest amounts were distributed to other major collections.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7284, Box 1, Folder 13
Meteorites, Specimens
Loreto Meteorite, National Collections
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Photographic print, Object
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Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print
Full Record:!sichronology&uri=full=3100001~!11410~!0#focus
Loreto Meteorite, by Unknown, 1951, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, 2005-163.

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