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Dick Lipke
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Re: Meteorite Men Alpha Field Pallasite new [Re: sealevel]
      #5600447 - 01/01/13 10:19 PM

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Hi Mike,
I agree with Peter. I'd like to get a little more info myself. Perhaps you might want to think about taking over his operation yourself. With his permission of course.

Davio R.





Mike G.
I third that along with Peter and Davio. With your expertise in meteorites and knowledge in its operations out front and behind the scenes this would be a piece of cake for you.


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sealevel
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Re: Meteorite Men Alpha Field Pallasite new [Re: Glassthrower]
      #5600976 - 01/02/13 10:36 AM

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Hi Geoff,

I thought Steve had posted here as well, I must have been mistaken.

A member here asked a simple question, and I answered it. In your opinion, my answer had misinformation in it. I disagree and we can agree to disagree. The meteorite community has had enough animosity in it during recent years, you and I shouldn't add to it. So let's shake hands and call it a day.

Best regards and happy huntings,

MikeG





Mike,
You truly are a gentleman! Bravo!

Davio R.


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Re: Meteorite Men Alpha Field Pallasite new [Re: sealevel]
      #5601623 - 01/02/13 05:21 PM


Hello Everyone:

Until I read this thread I had no clue that the "alpha field" was actually Admire. That is why is pays off being a spock rocks forum regular!

I actually have five specimens of Admire:

A lucite slice display from Geoff and Steve which I now know came from the "alpha field" - how cool is that?

33.9 grams - Large amazing slice - photo here:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/get_original_photo.php?recno=5657613

1.06 grams - small crystal from a ASU specimen - photo here:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/get_original_photo.php?recno=5657612

16.56 grams - individual specimen - still uncut

6.1 grams - a nice slice which also still seems to be stable

Back in October I was in Tucson and Geoff was kind enough to invite me to watch him film an episode of Ancient Aliens - it really gave me an appreciation for his deep insight into the historical connections between space rocks and past religions and culture.

I usually catch his posts over at Club Space Rock:

http://meteorites.ning.com/

But it is really great to see him take the time to visit us over here as well!

Best Regards,

- RF


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Ira
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Re: Meteorite Men Alpha Field Pallasite new [Re: rfinney]
      #5601789 - 01/02/13 07:25 PM

I find all of this Admire admiration admirable. (Say this fast 3 times.)

I say this because almost everything I have read about Admire online is negative, mainly disparaging it as a "ruster". Hence, I have tended to shy away from it, although I have wanted a piece for my collection. Does all of the above mean that we should reevaluate the admirability of Admire?

/Ira


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Ira
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Re: Meteorite Men Alpha Field Pallasite new [Re: MeteoriteMen]
      #5601802 - 01/02/13 07:31 PM

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Dear Ira:

I just now noticed that you live in Mitzpe Ramon! I visited way back in 1979. What an amazingly beautiful place. Really dark night skies : )

Is Meteorite Men on regular TV in Israel? If you have any details about the station we're showing on, please let me know, as I like to keep that info up to date on our Meteorite Men Facebook page

Thanks and best wishes!

Geoff of Meteorite Men
www.meteoritemen.com
www.aerolite.org
www.meteorites.co






Hi Geoff,
Mitzpe Ramon is still a great place to star gaze, although in the ensuing years light pollution has certainly gotten worse. Of course, not a good place at all to meteor hunt since the ground is strewn everywhere with rocks. I watched Meteorite Men on line, so I don't know if it is available on regular cable channels here.

Keep up the good work and good luck on your hunts! I'm a fan!

/Ira


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sealevel
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Re: Meteorite Men Alpha Field Pallasite new [Re: rfinney]
      #5602419 - 01/03/13 06:33 AM

Quote:


Hello Everyone:

Until I read this thread I had no clue that the "alpha field" was actually Admire. That is why is pays off being a spock rocks forum regular!

I actually have five specimens of Admire:

A lucite slice display from Geoff and Steve which I now know came from the "alpha field" - how cool is that?

33.9 grams - Large amazing slice - photo here:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/get_original_photo.php?recno=5657613

1.06 grams - small crystal from a ASU specimen - photo here:
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/get_original_photo.php?recno=5657612

16.56 grams - individual specimen - still uncut

6.1 grams - a nice slice which also still seems to be stable

Back in October I was in Tucson and Geoff was kind enough to invite me to watch him film an episode of Ancient Aliens - it really gave me an appreciation for his deep insight into the historical connections between space rocks and past religions and culture.

I usually catch his posts over at Club Space Rock:

http://meteorites.ning.com/

But it is really great to see him take the time to visit us over here as well!

Best Regards,

- RF




Hi Russ,
I'd like to see your Lucite encased Admire part slice if you have time to upload a photo. Each one is unique. I just bought the last Admire Lucite block a couple days ago, from Geoff's website, after seeing one posted here.

Davio R.

Edited by sealevel (01/03/13 06:55 AM)


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Ira
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Re: Meteorite Men Alpha Field Pallasite new [Re: sealevel]
      #5602423 - 01/03/13 06:56 AM

I like to hold my slices. Why encase it in lucite?

/Ira


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sealevel
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Re: Meteorite Men Alpha Field Pallasite new [Re: Ira]
      #5602435 - 01/03/13 07:06 AM

Hi Ira,
I wanted a small meteorite display for my desk. I thought that this would be perfect. Also, since I never bought a part slice specimen of Admire for fear of it rusting away and falling apart, I can now own a part slice specimen knowing it is sealed and preserved against oxidation. Plus it's just plain cool!

Davio R.

Edited by sealevel (01/05/13 07:16 PM)


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Ira
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Re: Meteorite Men Alpha Field Pallasite new [Re: sealevel]
      #5602463 - 01/03/13 07:39 AM

Show us a photo!

/Ira


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sealevel
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Re: Meteorite Men Alpha Field Pallasite new [Re: Ira]
      #5602521 - 01/03/13 08:38 AM

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Show us a photo!

/Ira




Hi Ira,
As soon as I receive it, via USPS, I'll take a photograph and post it. I'm interested in the specimen's weight. Lucite has a density of 1.17–1.20 g/cm3. It will be easy to determine the specimen's approximate weight with this density info.

Davio R.

Edited by sealevel (01/03/13 08:55 AM)


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sealevel
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Re: Meteorite Men Alpha Field Pallasite new [Re: Ira]
      #5607104 - 01/05/13 06:22 PM Attachment (27 downloads)

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Show us a photo!

/Ira




Here you go, Ira...

Davio R.


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csa/montana
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Re: Meteorite Men Alpha Field Pallasite new [Re: sealevel]
      #5607150 - 01/05/13 06:53 PM

Nice!!

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Re: Meteorite Men Alpha Field Pallasite new [Re: csa/montana]
      #5607170 - 01/05/13 07:18 PM


Thanks, Carol.

Davio R.


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