Michael Gilmer - Member of the Meteoritical Society & Collector of Falling Stars.
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Quote:Nigel nailed the main point - stability. Esquel is known for it's stability. It was found in a drier locale than Brahin, so it has experienced less terrestrial contamination and weathering. The majority of Esquel specimens are stable, whereas the majority of Brahin pieces will have some issues with oxidation.
Also, Esquel is arguably more beautiful. It has been known to have green olivines, in addition to the more common oranges and yellows. Esquel olivines also tend to be clearer and less fractured.
Some of the best prepared Esquel comes from Bob Haag - his pieces are absolutely stunning, albeit more pricey.
Quote:Is there any Esquel on the market that did not come from Bob Haag originally?Peter