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#1 Glassthrower

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 03:08 PM

Hi Folks!

I have done some thinking regarding the direction I want to follow as a personal collector of meteorites. Up until now I have collected many many small pieces while trying to amass a large type collection and collection of witnessed falls. In the future I am concentrating on larger pieces (even if it means having fewer specimens overall for the same budget). I have greatly enjoyed collecting micromounts and it has allowed me to decide what I want to focus on now. But just like scopes and eyepieces, one has to make a decision - do I use my budget to buy more equipment, or do I use my budget to buy higher-quality equipment? It's old having 10 Plossls versus 2 Naglers and a Pan. I have decided to take the latter route in the world of meteorites. ;)

So I am opening up my personal collection cabinet and I am selling off a number of my smaller specimens and redundant specimens. These specimens are being moved from my personal collection cabinet to my resale inventory. These are one of a kind specimens of very rare types and very rare historical falls. Some of these specimens, like Sylacauga and Lafayette are never seen for sale - you might not ever see them available in sample sized pieces this cheap.

I gave my personal mailing list members first crack at these specimens and now I am giving my Cloudy Nights friends a preview of them. Whatever remains after a few days will be listed on my website for sale to the general public. So consider this a "sneak preview".

Notes about this one-time sale and these specimens :

1) If you want to see a photo of a particular specimen or group of specimens, let me know and I will snap some photos and email them back promptly.

2) Each micromount specimen comes in a labelled 1.25" gemjar. Larger flat pieces (like slices) will come in a labelled Riker box. Larger, chunkier pieces (like UNWA) will come in a specimen bag with label.

3) Asking price includes shipping to anywhere in the CONUS. Canadian or Overseas shipping will be extra - contact me privately for a quote.

4) Each specimen includes the original dealer specimen card, if applicable. Not all specimens come with an original card because not all dealers issue cards. Historical pieces also come with copies of the original sales receipt and any paperwork that came with the specimen.

List of specimens now available for CN members -

Ash Creek (L6 chondrite, witnessed fall, hammer, Texas) - 2 fragments (one with crust) - 102mg - $15
Brahin (Pallasite) - olivine crystals - 490mg - $8
Carancas (H4-5 chondrite, witnessed fall, hammer) - fragment - 119mg - $10
Claxton (L6 chondrite, witnessed fall, hammer, Georgia) - small mini-slice - 200mg - $85
Holbrook (L/LL6 chondrite, witnessed fall, hammer, Arizona) - 480mg crusted fragment - $15
Lafayette (Martian Nakhlite) - micro speck 1mg - $50
L'Aigle (L6 chondrite, witnessed fall, hammer) - fragment 11mg - $25
Moss (Carbonaceous CO3.6, witnessed fall, hammer) - small fragments 70mg - $15
Murchison (Carbonaceous CM2, witnessed fall, hammer) - 110mg fragment. - $50
New Orleans (H5 chondrite, witnessed fall, hammer, Louisiana) - micro fragments 54mg - $25
Norton County (Aubrite, witnessed fall, Kansas) - two fragments - 200mg - $15
NWA 515 (L6 chondrite) - small fragment - 960mg - $5
NWA 801 (Carbonaceous Chondrite CR2) - 2 tiny fragments 25mg - $8
NWA 998 (Martian Nakhlite) - vial of tiny fragments - 10mg - $10
NWA 1459 (Olivine Diogenite) - micro fragment - 2mg - $10
NWA 2634 (Ureilite) - micro fragment - 30mg - $10
NWA 2737 (Martian Chassignite) - micro fragment - 4mg - $10
NWA 2828 (EL chondrite) - fragment - 53mg - $8
NWA 2968 (Dunite/achondrite ungrouped) - 1mg - $20
NWA 3151 (Brachinite) - micro slice - 214mg - $25
NWA 4439 (Carbonaceous CO3.3) - fragment with cut face - ~200mg - $10
NWA 4524 (L4 chondrite) - 334mg microslice - $8
NWA 5054 (L5 chondrite, provisional) - fragment - 150mg - $6
NWA 5511 (LL5 chondrite, provisional) - small slice - 500mg - $8
Pallasovka (Pallasite) - unoxidized metal matrix frags and olivine frags - ~3 gr - $12
Peekskill (H6 chondrite, witnessed fall, hammer, New York) - 172mg micro slice - $75
Shalka (Diogenite, witnessed fall) - 3mg tiny fragments - $10
Sylacauga (H4 chondrite, witnessed fall, hammer, Hodges Stone) - micro speck ~1mg - $100
Tagish Lake (Carbonaceous C2-UNG, witnessed fall) - fragment - 60mg - $50
Tamdakht (H5 chondrite, witnessed fall) - crusted fragment 970mg - $10
Tulia(b) (L6 chondrite, Texas) - tiny fragment - 127mg - $8
UNWA - aesthetic slice with polished face and thick crust - 32gr - $20
UNWA - whole stone, VERY FRESH crust w/ contraction cracks and thumbprints - 80.5gr - $75
Weston (H4 chondrite, witnessed fall, hammer, Connecticut) - micro fragments - 15mg - $20
Willamette (Iron Shale, Oregon) - micromount - 43mg - $15
Zagami (Martian shergottite, witnessed fall) - good fragments - ~40mg - $30

Impactites :

Aouelloul Glass (Mauritania) - 2.04 gr individual - $20
Chicxulub Crater (Yucatan Peninsula) - microscope slide of KT-boundary micro-tektites - $40
Decaturville Impact Structure (Missouri) - 136gr endcut of monomict impact breccia - $20
Rochechouart Crater (France) - 108gr slice of pseudotachylite - $20
Rubielos de la Cérida Impact Basin (Spain) - 70gr endcut of polymict fallback breccia - $25
Sudbury Impact Basin (Canada) - 682gr large shattercone - $50
Wanapitei Lake (Sudbury) - 110gr endcut of suevite fallback breccia - $20
Wells Creek Crater (Tennessee) - 194gr dolomitic shatter cone sample - $25

Contact me at meteoritemike@gmail.com

#2 Glassthrower

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 06:02 PM

PS - if this list appears to be shrinking, it is. I am still getting orders from emails, so I am editing this list to reflect ongoing sales. Another half dozen have sold since I first posted this announcement. :)

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 12:55 PM

The final clearance sale is going on now. Many of the specimens listed above are now sold. But, some are still available at greatly reduced prices. If interested, contact me via PM or email at meteoritemike@gmail.com

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