Chebarkul - Chelyabinsk Meteorite Videos
Posted 02 March 2013 - 04:06 PM
Abstract here: http://arxiv.org/abs/1302.5377
PDF File here: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1302.5377v1.pdf
originally posted on anther forum by George Drobnock
Posted 02 March 2013 - 06:51 PM
From a collector standpoint, I haven't been this excited about a fall in a long time
Coincidentally, a few weeks before this fall, I had decided to rebuild my collection of peas. I used to have a great collection of peas, but I had to sell them off three years ago. Now I am rebuilding for keeps, and Chebarkul will be a nice addition.
Posted 15 February 2016 - 01:36 PM
Note, some of the video links in the original 3-year-old post do not work, but most do.
Posted 16 February 2016 - 08:44 AM
Time flies doesn't it!!
Ya those videos were amazing.
When Chelyabinsk fell, I was not a meteorite collector, although I was very interested in the event as an amateur astronomer. Now of course I'm a collector like most of you... I find myself curious about the evolution of the price of Chelyabinsk from immediately after the fall until now. I've been watching Bingol and how it started out extremely expensive, and how very quickly it's dropped. Bingol is a fraction of what it cost very recently, with nice pieces still available. And I wonder if it still has a while to fall... I've also been interested in following Mahbse Aarraid and its price drop as well.
So, now, Chelyabinsk can be bought for around $4-$5 a gram, and that cost seems stable to me. What did it cost immediately after the fall? How about a month, a year later? Does anyone have en educated guess about what it'll cost in a year? 5 years?
I suppose the broader question is about the "right" time after a new fall to make a purchase, and not get burned price-wise. I know that at a certain point the cost will stabilize and then perhaps, perhaps! rise again at some point (Sikhote-Alin). I know there are various factors in play, but is there an average amt. of time after a fall that the cost tends to stabilize? And do you often buy early because the nicest, freshest pieces tend to be sold soon after a fall, or not necessarily?