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Posted 06 September 2013 - 11:56 AM

Yes correct on the Gebel Kamil. I really like the look of that one. I thought the Moldavite was a pretty good deal at $30 for 3.8 grams. Thanks for the reassurance.

The black piece is ... BLACK CAMPO DEL CIELO METEORITE CRYSTAL. I hadn't seen too many like this so I liked it.

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 12:07 PM

BTW, Mike, how did you know so easily it was a Gebel Kamil. What are its distinguishing characteristics? Color?

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 03:17 PM

The leathery "reptile skin" look of the desert patina is very distinctive on Gebel Kamil. This is on the darker, smoother portions, and not the areas covered in caliche or oxidation.

This is going to sound terrible, but it gives a clue as to how my mind works - it reminds me of someone's skin who has spent too much time in a tanning booth. :silly:

I've seen a few black Campo crystals, but you are right - you don't seem them very often. Not sure why, because I think they look nifty. :)

$30 for a moldavite like that is a great price, especially if it doesn't have any chips or damages. If that is the case, the price is awesome.

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 04:15 PM

Thanks Mike. That is very interesting. I have seen some dark brown Gebel Kamils. But there is that same leathery texture.

I am receiving the moldavite from Czechoslovakia so I won't know for a while if there is damage on it. I hope not. Regardless, I wasn't planning on getting one. I have seen some really nice "hedgehog" larger ones but I noticed this one and for that price thought why not.

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 01:13 PM

I couldn't resist the Gibeon.

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 01:14 PM

Or this one. Nice texture.

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 03:28 PM

A couple inexpensive ones as filler since another one I am going for is coming from Germany.

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 03:28 PM

2nd one

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 06:07 PM

New one coming

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 06:09 PM

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 01:07 AM

This is one I have been waiting several days to bid on from Germany. I liked it from the 1st I saw it. It went a lot higher than I expected compared to other ones the same size. A lot of people bid on it so I guess I was not the only one who liked it. The others the same size though were not nearly as interesting as this one.

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 01:08 AM

2nd

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 01:08 AM

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 02:52 PM

I'm almost done :grin: Wanted a nicely thumb printed Sikhote-Alin but most are larger and very expensive. This one was expensive for its size but it is smallish at 105.9 g

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 02:52 PM

A Couple more

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 02:53 PM

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 02:54 PM

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