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Dick Lipke
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The beauty of Pallasites
      #5521500 - 11/15/12 04:18 PM

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121115141546.htm

Mine remind me of amber, I found myself holding them up to light looking for fossilized insects inside.
Just dreaming.


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: Dick Lipke]
      #5522139 - 11/15/12 11:52 PM

They are absolutely stunning. I've not been fortunate to have one in my collection yet; but plan on one in the future!

Very interesting link, thanks!


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Glassthrower
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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: csa/montana]
      #5523549 - 11/16/12 10:19 PM Attachment (52 downloads)

Here's an etched slice of Brenham from deep in my stash (not for sale) :

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Den Mama
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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: Glassthrower]
      #5524150 - 11/17/12 11:00 AM

Mike, that is awesome!!! I can only dream of something like that in my collection.

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Glassthrower
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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: csa/montana]
      #5524552 - 11/17/12 03:12 PM

I'll keep my eyes peeled for an affordably-priced piece. I bought this one about 4 years ago for a steal. I paid about $5 per gram for it. It was one of those lucky eBay finds, back in the days when only a handful of dealers were active there. Now, it's a bidding war and dozens of dealers in competition. Prices are all over the place and great deals are getting tougher to find. Pallasites in general have climbed in price. But, on rare occasion, usually around Tucson time, a few steals are possible.

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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: Glassthrower]
      #5524741 - 11/17/12 05:30 PM

I'd really appreciate you keeping an eye out for one!

They are so beautiful!


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sealevel
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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: csa/montana]
      #5525601 - 11/18/12 07:02 AM Attachment (43 downloads)

Here's my small 6.56 gram Esquel.

Davio R.

Edited by sealevel (11/18/12 07:06 AM)


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Den Mama
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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: sealevel]
      #5525695 - 11/18/12 08:44 AM

Davio; another beauty! I certainly hope to add one to my collection.

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PGW Steve
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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: csa/montana]
      #5531229 - 11/20/12 10:43 PM Attachment (44 downloads)

I bought a 136 gram Seymchan from this guy at the ASAE show, he's holding it up:-D

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sealevel
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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: PGW Steve]
      #5532324 - 11/21/12 01:55 PM Attachment (30 downloads)

Quote:

I bought a 136 gram Seymchan from this guy at the ASAE show, he's holding it up:-D




Steve,
I sure would like to see a closeup of your beautiful slice. Below, is a photo of my fat specimen.

Davio R.

Edited by sealevel (11/21/12 01:59 PM)


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Glassthrower
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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: sealevel]
      #5532371 - 11/21/12 02:23 PM Attachment (31 downloads)

Awesome photos. Keep them coming!

Here's a few random pallasites from the past -

Seymchan slice (458g) :


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Glassthrower
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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: Glassthrower]
      #5532377 - 11/21/12 02:26 PM Attachment (33 downloads)

Brahin thin-slice :

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Glassthrower
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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: Glassthrower]
      #5532381 - 11/21/12 02:27 PM Attachment (32 downloads)

Big Brenham slice (with glowing window) :

(this one might look familiar to one of our regulars)


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Glassthrower
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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: Glassthrower]
      #5532383 - 11/21/12 02:28 PM Attachment (33 downloads)

A small Brenham :

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Glassthrower
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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: Glassthrower]
      #5532386 - 11/21/12 02:29 PM Attachment (30 downloads)

Well-prepared Brenham slice :

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Glassthrower
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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: Glassthrower]
      #5532392 - 11/21/12 02:31 PM Attachment (32 downloads)

Another well-prepared Brenham :

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Glassthrower
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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: Glassthrower]
      #5532397 - 11/21/12 02:33 PM Attachment (32 downloads)

Small part-slice of Admire :

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Glassthrower
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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: Glassthrower]
      #5532433 - 11/21/12 03:00 PM Attachment (33 downloads)

Assorted stabilized and well-prepared pallasites :

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Glassthrower
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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: Glassthrower]
      #5532436 - 11/21/12 03:03 PM Attachment (30 downloads)

A "pseudo-pallasite" - Shirokovsky. This circulated on the market as a true pallasite and a lot of people were fooled. Some people paid top dollar for large translucent slices. It was later revealed to be a fraud and a meteorwrong. It has been extensively studied, and nobody is quite sure how it was made or by who, but it is definitely not a meteorite. This piece was thin-sliced at Penn State Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences. A few of the crystals are transparent.

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Paul G
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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: Dick Lipke]
      #5532849 - 11/21/12 07:34 PM Attachment (31 downloads)

155 g Imilac.

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