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Goose Lake Meteorite on Exhibit

Goose Lake Meteorite on Exhibit
Natural History Building
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
c. 1945
The Goose Lake meteorite was found by three men from Oakland, California, out hunting on October 13, 1938. Although it was catalogued into the collection of the US National Museum in 1939 (Acc.#1332), it remained in California until 1941 -- where it was displayed at the Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco. It reached Washington on January 17, 1941, and went on display in the meteorites hall at some point thereafter. The hall was dismantled in the mid-late 1950s, as part of the Exhibits Modernization Program. The meteorite is still on display today.
Contained in:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 44A, Folder: 5
No restrictions
Meteorites, Gooseneck Meteorite, Meteoritics, Mineralogy, Exhibitions, Specimens
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.), Natural History Building, National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Meteorites, National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Mineral Sciences
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Photographic print, Exhibit
Local Number:
41402 or MNH-41402
Physical Description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Full Record:!sichronology&uri=full=3100001~!9047~!0#focus
Goose Lake Meteorite on Exhibit

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