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#26 sealevel

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:33 AM

Hello Everyone:

Until I read this thread I had no clue that the "alpha field" was actually Admire. That is why is pays off being a spock rocks forum regular!

I actually have five specimens of Admire:

A lucite slice display from Geoff and Steve which I now know came from the "alpha field" - how cool is that?

33.9 grams - Large amazing slice - photo here:
http://www.lpi.usra....p?recno=5657613

1.06 grams - small crystal from a ASU specimen - photo here:
http://www.lpi.usra....p?recno=5657612

16.56 grams - individual specimen - still uncut

6.1 grams - a nice slice which also still seems to be stable

Back in October I was in Tucson and Geoff was kind enough to invite me to watch him film an episode of Ancient Aliens - it really gave me an appreciation for his deep insight into the historical connections between space rocks and past religions and culture.

I usually catch his posts over at Club Space Rock:

http://meteorites.ning.com/

But it is really great to see him take the time to visit us over here as well!

Best Regards,

- RF


Hi Russ,
I'd like to see your Lucite encased Admire part slice if you have time to upload a photo. Each one is unique. I just bought the last Admire Lucite block a couple days ago, from Geoff's website, after seeing one posted here.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:56 AM

I like to hold my slices. Why encase it in lucite?

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:06 AM

Hi Ira,
I wanted a small meteorite display for my desk. I thought that this would be perfect. Also, since I never bought a part slice specimen of Admire for fear of it rusting away and falling apart, I can now own a part slice specimen knowing it is sealed and preserved against oxidation. Plus it's just plain cool!

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:39 AM

Show us a photo!

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:38 AM

Show us a photo!

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Hi Ira,
As soon as I receive it, via USPS, I'll take a photograph and post it. I'm interested in the specimen's weight. Lucite has a density of 1.17–1.20 g/cm3. It will be easy to determine the specimen's approximate weight with this density info.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:22 PM

Show us a photo!

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Here you go, Ira...

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:53 PM

Nice!!

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:18 PM


Thanks, Carol.

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