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#1 sealevel

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 08:17 AM

Hi All,
It's been a while. Here is one of my three Chelyabinsk specimens. I hope other Forum members will post a photo of their acquired Chelyabinsk specimen(s). I'd love to see them...

NOTE: You can see my two other Chelyabinsk specimens here - http://www.encyclope...on.aspx?id=2830

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 03:05 PM

That is a sexy Chelly Davio. :)

My personal one is just tiny pea. But, I've handled dozens of stones of various sizes that I later sold to collectors. Of those, a few were pretty hard to let go of.

Here is one that ended up with a fellow CN member. It is a 4.2g whole stone. What made it so hard to let go of was the pristine condition of the crust and the many intricate dimples that were clustered on one side. It must have been the product of some weird orientation process.

The crust was the deepest black that you could imagine. When held under the light at certain angles, it had an iridescent quality to it. The effect reminds me of what you see with some blackbirds and grackles under direct sunlight - you see a flash of every color in the spectrum.

Unfortunately, I couldn't capture the effect with my camera, but here is a shot of the stone.

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 04:00 PM

Hi Mike,
That's a beauty. I hope you don't mind that I played around with the photo a bit. I wanted to see if I could bring out the fusion crust's black velvety sheen a little more. It's velvety black alright. Once again, a real neat specimen.

Davio R.

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 02:50 PM

That's a beautiful stone you have there Davio :-) and loving the jet black crust on that specimen too Mike.

I have just recently acquired a nice slice. I have been after one for a while but was holding out for a larger slice that really showed both the chondritic matrix and the impact melt along with some nice shock veining. I am pleased with my choice :-)

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 02:51 PM

Forgot to say the above slice measures 90mm by 70mm and weighs 31 grams :-)

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 12:16 PM

Great! Specimens guys.
Love the slice Martin :cool:
I bought a couple specimens from Mike, i`ll try and get
a couple pics later and post them.

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 04:20 PM

The 4.07g 99% complete stone, Chelyabinsk

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 04:26 PM

1.96gram on the left, 4.07gram on the right.

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 11:39 AM


Hey Guys,
All beautiful specimens. I often look at my individuals and wonder what the lithology looks like inside if I sliced them open. Don't worry, I won't do it... I hope others will post more pics... It's just the coolest meteorite fall event in our lifetime, thus far.

Davio R.

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 12:58 PM

Agreed Davio, a spectacular event indeed and as well as all these wonderful specimens we also have all the video clips and photos too :-)

Cheers

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 01:10 PM

Agreed Davio, a spectacular event indeed and as well as all these wonderful specimens we also have all the video clips and photos too :-)

Cheers

Martin




Life is good, Martin... Ciao!

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 07:19 PM

How do they proove they are really from where they say they come from?
My comments and questions come from absolutly no experience in this field. I am certainly not questioning your honesty in the least.
And I could see a bit of the Blackbird effect, especially in the enhansed pic! very cool.
Larry

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 11:40 AM

Hi Larry,

In a nutshell - provenance. Provenance is everything with meteorites. I buy from long-established dealers who have too much money and reputation on the line to pull a short-term fraud. No dealer will risk his livelihood to make a quick buck. Random eBay sellers and unknown sellers are risky - they have nothing to lose.

From a scientific standpoint, any meteorite can be verified through lab analysis, but that can be a time-consuming effort.

In the case of Chelyabinsk, there are a ton of legit specimens on the market at fair prices, so there isn't much (if any) incentive to pass off fake Chelyabinsk. Although, I did see a lot of fakes early on, right after the fall before the bulk of the material hit the market. But now, Chelyabinsk is all over the place from numerous reputable dealers. If you stick with a reputable dealer, you are in good shape with this new Russian fall.

Best regards,

MikeG

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 11:41 AM

I need to have Davio process all of my photos for me. LOL. His look a lot better than mine! :)

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 01:39 PM

How do they proove they are really from where they say they come from?
My comments and questions come from absolutly no experience in this field. I am certainly not questioning your honesty in the least.
And I could see a bit of the Blackbird effect, especially in the enhansed pic! very cool.
Larry


Hi Larry of "The Embers",
Excellent question. I do business with only reputable (like Mike here on this Forum) long time established dealers, and e-bay sellers who are associated with the IMCA - http://imca.cc/index...ntpage&Itemid=1

Always look for the IMCA number and/ or logo when purchasing meteorites on e-bay or on online meteorite sales sites. However, there are quite a few dealers who are not IMCA Members that are the best around. You'll learn who they are over time. Also, remember this Forum is always here to help you and others.


Davio R.
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(I am NOT a Dealer)

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 01:44 PM

I need to have Davio process all of my photos for me. LOL. His look a lot better than mine! :)


Mike,
Here you go. Free, simple and sweet. Easy to enhance most photos.

http://www.irfanview.com/

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 10:09 PM

A poor quality snapshot of some of my Chelyabinsk peas ranging in size from 4 to <1 gram.

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 10:13 PM

Oh and I forgot to thank you for starting this post Davio. I hope to see a lot more photos here from this incredibly historic event!

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:48 PM

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23284371

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 01:09 PM

Yep indeed, thanks Davio :-) Some beautiful pieces of this fall on display here :-)

I have just uploaded some more photos of my 31g slice onto my flickr site here:

http://www.flickr.co...515040@N03/sets

Enjoy :-)

Cheers

Martin

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 02:25 PM

Very nice specimens Martin! And thanks for sharing the article Dick.

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:45 AM

Oh and I forgot to thank you for starting this post Davio. I hope to see a lot more photos here from this incredibly historic event!


You're both welcome, Jon and Martin. I hope more folks will post more photos too.

Davio R.

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 10:07 PM

My biggest Chelyabinsk meteorite
1408g

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#24 Dave M

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 09:02 PM

Wow! That`s Nice, that`s the size of a boulder.
Thanks for sharing the image, and Welcome to CN..

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:34 AM




Mine is still in the bag.... :grin:


(possible photos later)






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