Reputable place to get Chelyabinsk meteorite?
Posted 06 April 2013 - 05:17 PM
Posted 06 April 2013 - 07:53 PM
As Peter pointed out, I have micromount crumbs. But I do not have any sizeable whole stones.... yet.
As Ira pointed out, this is a big fall, and there is going to be plenty of specimens to go around for science and collectors. However, for collectors, the earliest recoveries will be the most desirable because they are will be the freshest. Already we are seeing oxidization on the most recent offerings - a light peppering of orange on the otherwise pristine black crust. After the spring thaws melt all of the snow, many more stones will be found, and they will be oxidized further. The overall price will drop considerably, especially for the later recoveries. But these earlier pieces that are pristine with solid provenance are always going to be a little more desirable from a collector's standpoint.
It's a great historic once in a lifetime fall, and we are lucky to be a part of it.
Posted 06 April 2013 - 08:15 PM
About dropping prices... I am watching a few auctions, and today I saw a stone that weights .65 grams http://www.ebay.com/...&_trksid=p39... The current bid is 129.49, and I cannot understand why. Am I missing something with this stone? OK it has roll-over lips, but still... Thanks.
Glassthrower, what is your EBAY user name and what is your web site, if I may ask please? Thanks.
Posted 07 April 2013 - 12:11 PM
Could you please tell me, if you have an exposed chondrule in any of your Chelyabinsk pieces?
Posted 07 April 2013 - 01:32 PM
Posted 07 April 2013 - 01:51 PM
Since Mike is a Vendor; discussing business on the regular forums is not allowed. Please contact him in private.
What business? I simply wanted to ask Mike to take an image of Chelyabinsk's chondrule, and to post it here.
Posted 07 April 2013 - 03:46 PM
Posted 22 April 2013 - 06:33 PM
They sell on Ebay and from their site. I just purchased a 7.5 gram Chelyabinsk from them at the Denver show Friday. I have known them for a number of years and purchased numerous meteorites and impactites from them.
COMETS (Colorado Meteorite Society)
Posted 25 April 2013 - 07:11 PM
Here's my 7.70 gram Chelyabinsk
I asked Dr. Alan Rubin about that yellow thing with red lines in the upper right corner of the upper image. Here's his response:
"I suspect it is a large chondrule exposed at the surface. LL chondrites have large chondrules and in some cases, such chondrules do protrude. The red lines may be fusion crust that penetrated the chondrule. Alternatively, they could be fractures in the chondrule that were quickly altered or oxidized producing some minor hematite. Without actually looking at the specimen, or analyzing it, I cannot be sure, but these are my guesses. "
Posted 26 April 2013 - 08:59 PM