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#251 hfjacinto

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 09:21 PM

Red mud? Millbillillie? I love that name. It is fun to say.


Hmmmm maybe ;)

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 12:14 PM

As Lars takes the best pictures, and I want to be 1/100 as good as Lars, I also ordered a new 100MM F2.8 Macro lens to take better pictures. Haven't gotten the ring flash yet (lets see if the regular flash works).

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 04:30 PM

I guess I need to add the pictures again :)

First up is Chinga:

Name: Chinga

Type: Iron
Group: Ungrouped
Structural Classification: Ataxite
Location Found: anna Tuva, Turvinskaya, Russia
Size: 145.6 Grams

This is a heavy end pice.

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 04:30 PM

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 04:31 PM

Another view

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 04:32 PM

Name: Mont Dieu

Type: Iron
Group: IIE
Structural Classification: Fine Octahedrite
Location Found: Ardennes, France
Size: 44.5 Grams

This is a beautiful slice

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 04:33 PM

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 04:35 PM

Name: Millbillillie

Type: Stone
Group: AEUUC-M
Structural Classification: Eucrite
Location Found: Wiluna Disctrict, W Australia
Size: 8.9 Grams

An individual.

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 04:36 PM

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 04:37 PM

One more picture.

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 04:38 PM

Also took another picture of Udie Station.

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 08:37 AM

The Udie Station is a nice looking specimen.
I need to get on the stick and start adding to my collection.

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 11:49 AM

I have a disease. I ordered my first big meteorite, over a kilo....

Coming soon.

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 02:15 PM

Beautiful. I love Udei Station. It's one of my favorite silicated irons.

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 05:22 PM

Big one has been shipped ;)

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 05:28 PM

Must be a Campo.

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 08:47 AM

Should be home today :)

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 11:17 AM

Name: Campo Del Ceilo

Type: Iron
Group: IA
Structural Classification: Octahedrite coarse
Location Found: Gran Chaco Gualamba, Argentina
Size: 1002.0 Grams

First one over a kilo.

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 11:17 AM

Its a big heavy piece

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 11:18 AM

In the display case.

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 12:19 PM

Nice! Must feel great holding that. I love the weight of these meteorites.

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 12:20 PM

Very nice sample. So many Campos today are black. I prefer the ones that look a more natural brown.

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 01:00 PM

I think the Campos that are distinctly black were probably treated with a rust inhibiting coating. Even ordinary lacquer will darken up a natural brown one. If yours starts to acquire new rust, or starts to flake, or begins to exude little yellow-green globules, you should treat it according to one of the previously described processes. The appearance will be essentially unchanged, but the chlorine that's accelerating the rusting will be removed. Your piece does have a nice shape with great regmaglypts. Here's a 12 kg individual that used to be a prolific ruster, with copious amounts of yellowish liquid constantly forming on the surface, and flakes of rust a constant source of annoyance. It's been about five years since treatment, and there's never been a reoccurance of new rust or 'lawrencite disease'.

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 01:02 PM

The 24.3 kg Gibeon...

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 03:20 PM

Since my Brenham broke apart, I got a replacement Pallasite. It should be coming today..






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