Quote:What meteorite are you looking to add to your collection? Is it a “nice” iron, a crumb from Mars, a fresh individual from that new fall, a slice of a pallasite that looks like a stained glass window or perhaps you want to find your first meteorite? I am sure that we all have a meteorite that we dream of acquiring. What is yours?I remember in the pre-internet days when I wanted an oriented meteorite for my collection. Back then there were occasional printed offerings rarely with pictures often a meteorite slice would be traced to give you an idea of what it looked like. Anyway after saving and searching I finally ended up calling Bog Haag to see what he could offer. He spent about a half hour describing the meteorite to me (actually we spent most of that time just talking about meteorites). The upshot is I purchased a small Nuevo Mercurio “bullet” from him. I will never forget opening the package and seeing the rock for the first time. The little stone was as I had imagined it. Those were fun days. The meteorite(s) currently on the top of my most wanted list today are a pair of unrelated stones that fell a few hours apart in Europe on August 28, 1925 Ellemeet, Netherlands Diogenite & Lanzenkirchen, Austria L4. I love the coincidence of 2 unrelated meteorites falling so close to each other in time and place. What are you looking for?Peter
Quote:Hi Davio,Dog gone it, I didn't know you were a Donga collector.Peter
Quote:I had been looking for a nice sized uncleaned Sikhote shrapnel for a while and finally found one a few weeks ago. Here it is:http://www.flickr.com/photos/48082563@N08/7714401860/in/photostreamNot sure what will be next but I am always interested in fall individuals and oriented specimens. And a Portales Valley (high metal) upgrade has been on my list for a while and perhaps a small slice of Bovedy. Love those type 3 falls! Jon
Quote:Davio, Thank you! I've not seen this website! I especially like the slices, and they are within my budget; I thought they'd be more expensive.So, thanks for the information & opportunity to add to my collection!
Quote:Well as one of my main meteorite interests is in UK specimens, there were 4 falls on my 'most wanted' list. All of these fell into the 'impossible to acquire' category. The four were Killeter, Launton and Pontlyfni and Ashdon. I was recently and very surpisingly able to add the only piece of Killeter that i know of outside of a museum to my collection. A 1.2 gram fragment with cut face that is pictured below:(http://msg-meteorites.co.uk/my-collection/uk-ireland/killeter)The other three unfortunately i think will remain in the 'impossible to acquire' category as all three sit happily in the NHM London with no pieces ever traded out as far as i know. I will have to stick to just dreaming abut them :-)CheersMartin
Quote:Davio, We had a great time, thanks and i did indeed kiss the monument :-) And no worries your MT has been shipped this morning, email incoming shortly with additional details.
Regards UK falls/finds, the total list stands as follows:
ALDSWORTH, Gloucestershire, Stone(LL5), fell 1835
APPLEY BRIDGE, Lancashire, Stone(LL6), fell 1914
ASHDON, Essex. Stone (L6), fell 1923
BARWELL, Leicestershire, Stones(L6), fell 1965
DANEBURY, Wessex, Stone(H6), found 1974
GLATTON, Cambridgeshire. Stone(L5), fell 1991
HAMBLETON, Yorkshire, Pallasite, find 2005
HATFORD, Berkshire. Stones(type?), fell 1628
LAUNTON, Oxfordshire, Stone (L6), fell 1830
MIDDLESBROUGH Yorkshire, Stone (L6), fell 1881
ROWTON, Shropshire, Iron(IIIA), fell 1876
STRETCHLEIGH, Devonshire, fell 1623
WOLD COTTAGE, Yorkshire, Stone (L6), Fell 1795
LAKE HOUSE, not yet classified
GLENROTHES, Fife. Stone (H4?), found 1998
HIGH POSSIL, Strathclyde, Stone (L6), fell 1804
PERTH, Perthshire, Stone (LL5), fell 1830
STRATHMORE, Perthshire, Stone (L), fell 1917
BOVEDY, County Londonderry, Stones(L3), fell 1969
CRUMLIN, County Antrim, Stone (L5), fell 1902
DUNDRUM, County Tipperary, Stone(H5), fell 1865
KILLETER, County Tyrone, Stones(H6), fell 1844
LEIGHLINBRIDGE, County Carlow, Stones(H6?), fell 1999
LIMERICK, County Limerick, Stones(H5), fell 1813
MOORESFOOT, County Tipperary, Stone(H5), fell 1810
PETTISWOOD, Westmeath, Stone (type?), fell 1779
BEDDGELERT, Gwynedd, Stone (H5), fell 1949
PONTLYFNI, Gwynedd, Stone (anomalous), fell 1931
Of these, Hatford, Stretchleigh and Pettiswood have no remaining pieces at all. Ashdon, Danebury, Launton, Middlesbrough, Beddgelert, Pontlyfni and Perth are all in museum collections and although pieces have been removed none as far as i am aware have surfaced in the collector market. Perth in fact has only 2 grams still intact!
So a total of 28 meteorites but only 25 with any pieces remaining. Take away the 8 'unobtainable' ones and that leaves 17. I am very lucky to have all these 17 represented in my collection and i also have a cast of the Fantastic oriented Middlesbrough stone and also a cast of the impact pit it made back in 1881!! Of these i would say Aldsworth and Killeter were the hardest (and most expensive!) to find. Some of the 'unobtainable' ones may possibly be available in the future, who knows but for now i cant see me adding any new UK specimens to my collection but am always keeping my fingers crossed ;-)
Quote:Nice specimens Davio :-) The thing with most Uk specimens is that they are hard to find and therfore command a premium price. Bovedy is a gorgeous stone with stunning chondrules in. My Middlesbrough impact pit cast is stored in the garage at the moment as it is quite large and i need to find a nice way to display it. The Middlesbrough meteorite cast is shown on my collection pages, the direct link is below:http://msg-meteorites.co.uk/my-collection/uk-ireland/middlesbroughIt really is a stunning meteorite, i had the pleasure of seeing it in person and even handling it behind the scenes at the York museum where it is kept. However unfortunately i am unable to show any of the photos due to copyright issues.CheersMartin
Quote: May we suggest Tagish Lake?
LX90 8",Cornado Max 40,Miyauchi 20x100 Bino's,and way to many eyepieces and filters, Thousand Oaks 8" Ha filter Member of Meteoritical Society
Quote:Anyone here interested in Tagish Lake?
"Coffee leads men to trifle away their time, scald their chops, and spend their money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking nauseous puddle water." ~The Women's Petition Against Coffee, 1674If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is.
Dog gone it, I didn't know you were a Donga collector.