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#1 Dick Lipke

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:18 PM

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121115141546.htm

Mine remind me of amber, I found myself holding them up to light looking for fossilized insects inside.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:52 PM

They are absolutely stunning. I've not been fortunate to have one in my collection yet; but plan on one in the future!

Very interesting link, thanks!

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:19 PM

Here's an etched slice of Brenham from deep in my stash (not for sale) :

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:00 AM

Mike, that is awesome!!! I can only dream of something like that in my collection.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:12 PM

I'll keep my eyes peeled for an affordably-priced piece. I bought this one about 4 years ago for a steal. I paid about $5 per gram for it. It was one of those lucky eBay finds, back in the days when only a handful of dealers were active there. Now, it's a bidding war and dozens of dealers in competition. Prices are all over the place and great deals are getting tougher to find. Pallasites in general have climbed in price. But, on rare occasion, usually around Tucson time, a few steals are possible.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 05:30 PM

I'd really appreciate you keeping an eye out for one!

They are so beautiful!

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:02 AM

Here's my small 6.56 gram Esquel.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:44 AM

Davio; another beauty! :bow: I certainly hope to add one to my collection. :)

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:43 PM

I bought a 136 gram Seymchan from this guy at the ASAE show, he's holding it up:-D

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:55 PM

I bought a 136 gram Seymchan from this guy at the ASAE show, he's holding it up:-D


Steve,
I sure would like to see a closeup of your beautiful slice. Below, is a photo of my fat specimen.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:23 PM

Awesome photos. Keep them coming! :)

Here's a few random pallasites from the past -

Seymchan slice (458g) :

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:26 PM

Brahin thin-slice :

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:27 PM

Big Brenham slice (with glowing window) :

(this one might look familiar to one of our regulars)

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:28 PM

A small Brenham :

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:29 PM

Well-prepared Brenham slice :

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:31 PM

Another well-prepared Brenham :

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:33 PM

Small part-slice of Admire :

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:00 PM

Assorted stabilized and well-prepared pallasites :

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:03 PM

A "pseudo-pallasite" - Shirokovsky. This circulated on the market as a true pallasite and a lot of people were fooled. Some people paid top dollar for large translucent slices. It was later revealed to be a fraud and a meteorwrong. It has been extensively studied, and nobody is quite sure how it was made or by who, but it is definitely not a meteorite. This piece was thin-sliced at Penn State Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences. A few of the crystals are transparent.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:34 PM

155 g Imilac.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:35 PM

Imilac back lit (two nice donuts)

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:56 PM

Awesome photos. Keep them coming! :)

Here's a few random pallasites from the past -

Seymchan slice (458g) :


Here's my 32.1 gram Brahin.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:00 PM


Here's my 48.1 gram Brenham.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:04 PM


Here's my 27.0 gram Pallasovka.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:11 PM


Here's a poor photo of my 7.61 gram Krasnojarsk (The Pallas Iron).

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