Chelyabinsk Meteorites Expensive?
Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:59 AM
Posted 11 September 2013 - 08:08 AM
We are seeing more stones with oxidation issues and more advanced states of decay than previously. At first, the stones were jet-black with a velvety or iridescent appearance. Now we see mottled stones with brown patches and almost all of the broken fragments show oxidation on the exposed matrix.
From what I have seen, the prices have stayed consistent and steady for the highest quality specimens. So, I would expect to pay anywhere from $40-$50/g for the best, pristine, uncut individuals - those will likely retain their value over the long term.
Prices have dropped dramatically for oxidized and broken pieces - $10/g is not unheard of, and I have heard of prices around $5/g in some instances.
The TKW in this fall is huge, so a lot of material is on the market. There is something for every price range. Unlike some previous falls, there is plenty of Chelyabinsk to go around for collectors.
Posted 11 September 2013 - 08:32 AM
Posted 11 September 2013 - 09:24 AM
Posted 11 September 2013 - 09:34 AM
Posted 12 September 2013 - 03:25 PM
Thanks guys. I bought this small slice of less than a gram. It wasn't too expensive.
I didn't see any Chelyabinsk Meteorites on their web site...
Posted 12 September 2013 - 03:41 PM
I need to post a photo of my Chelyabinsk Meteorite when I get a better camera.. :photo:
My kodak digital camera won't focus at closeup all the photos were fuzzy...