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Der 'Colgate' Meteorit
« am: Februar 28, 2017, 19:43:12 Nachmittag »
Der 'Colgate' (prov.) Meteorit




“Colgate” came to campus with Alexander Erickson, a computer science junior from Colgate, N.D.
It’s Colgate’s second visit to UND. Erickson’s father found it while moving boulders to build a new house. He brought it to Nels Forsman, assistant professor of geology and geological engineering, who identified it as a meteorite in 1999.
It’s the largest meteorite ever found in North Dakota, said Forsman. He added that meteorites are named for the location near where they are found, and this one has been dubbed “Colgate.”
Erickson brought the rock in for a second visit so students and scientists could slice a sample and study it.
“My dad always wanted to get it classified and in the books,” said Erickson, whose father has since passed away. “I wanted to make sure this was done.”
Erickson said he and his family will keep Colgate as a family heirloom.


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