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#1 peter scherff

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 07:20 AM

I was able to see the temporary exhibit of NWA 7325 at Yale. It is a great presentation about a meteorite like no other.

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 07:21 AM

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 07:22 AM

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 07:23 AM

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 02:09 PM


Peter:

Fascinating display - I saved these photos.

Thanks!

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 02:54 PM

Hi,

Thanks it was a great display. I loved that they included the pros and cons for the meteorite being from Mercury.

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Peter

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 03:31 PM

Thanks for sharing the photos, Peter!
Here is another photo of the specimen in the display:

http://farm4.staticf...436210de8_z.jpg

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 03:39 PM

Hi Martin,

The meteorite's good side. The one with the green crust.

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Peter

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 11:10 PM

Thanks for all of this Peter. I wish I could have seen the exhibit. I own a piece of the "likely paired."

Isn't the Abee meteorite also "possibly" from Mercury? Or maybe it was just once thought it was possibly from Mercury.

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 11:11 PM

Here is my Abee.

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#11 peter scherff

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 07:33 AM

Hi Kent10,
Abee is one of those interesting and very beautiful meteorites. It was formed iron rich oxygen poor environment. Speculation had it forming in the area of Mercury’s orbit prior to Mercury becoming differentiated. However that hypothesis was left behind with the realization of abundance of type E asteroids in the main asteroid belt. Type E asteroids, like the Abee meteorite, are composed of enstatite. It is improbable that these asteroids migrated from Mercury to the main asteroid belt.
Thanks,
Peter
P.S. you are lucky to have such beautiful and rare samples in your collection.






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