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

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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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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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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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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: Glassthrower]
      #5532381 - 11/21/12 02:27 PM Attachment (31 downloads)

Big Brenham slice (with glowing window) :

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


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: Paul G]
      #5532852 - 11/21/12 07:35 PM Attachment (32 downloads)

Imilac back lit (two nice donuts)

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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: Glassthrower]
      #5532943 - 11/21/12 08:56 PM Attachment (31 downloads)

Quote:

Awesome photos. Keep them coming!

Here's a few random pallasites from the past -

Seymchan slice (458g) :




Here's my 32.1 gram Brahin.

Davio R.


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: sealevel]
      #5532945 - 11/21/12 09:00 PM Attachment (36 downloads)


Here's my 48.1 gram Brenham.

Davio R.

Edited by sealevel (11/21/12 09:40 PM)


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: sealevel]
      #5532950 - 11/21/12 09:04 PM Attachment (30 downloads)


Here's my 27.0 gram Pallasovka.

Davio R.

Edited by sealevel (11/21/12 09:41 PM)


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: sealevel]
      #5532959 - 11/21/12 09:11 PM Attachment (33 downloads)


Here's a poor photo of my 7.61 gram Krasnojarsk (The Pallas Iron).

Davio R.

Edited by sealevel (11/21/12 09:43 PM)


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: sealevel]
      #5532963 - 11/21/12 09:15 PM Attachment (29 downloads)


Here's my Springwater.

Davio R.

Edited by sealevel (11/21/12 09:40 PM)


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: sealevel]
      #5532969 - 11/21/12 09:19 PM Attachment (33 downloads)


Here's my 7.45 gram Fukang.

Davio R.

Edited by sealevel (11/21/12 09:39 PM)


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: sealevel]
      #5532979 - 11/21/12 09:32 PM Attachment (32 downloads)


Here's my 25.77 gram Admire individual. That's it! Who's next?

Davio R.


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: sealevel]
      #5532986 - 11/21/12 09:38 PM Attachment (29 downloads)

Maybe just one more. Here's my very strange 29.5 gram Jepara pallasite.

Davio R.


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: sealevel]
      #5533044 - 11/21/12 10:20 PM

Quote:


Here's my 7.45 gram Fukang.

Davio R.




That is an awesome Fukang specimen, thank you for sharing!!

I'll take some macro shots of mine soon, it looks like a back lit shot is the standard for pallasites??


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: PGW Steve]
      #5533422 - 11/22/12 06:48 AM

Quote:

Quote:


Here's my 7.45 gram Fukang.

Davio R.




That is an awesome Fukang specimen, thank you for sharing!!

I'll take some macro shots of mine soon, it looks like a back lit shot is the standard for pallasites??




Great! I'm sure everyone is waiting to see her up close.

Davio R.


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: PGW Steve]
      #5533527 - 11/22/12 08:36 AM

What a beautiful Pandora's box I opened with this post.

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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: Dick Lipke]
      #5533778 - 11/22/12 11:22 AM Attachment (31 downloads)

Quote:

What a beautiful Pandora's box I opened with this post.




You sure did, Dick. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving day.

Turkey - H5 (Homegrown, 5 months) Cookedrite
Hinterland, U.S.A. - November, 2012 witnessed fall
9,071.85 gram specimen

Petrographic Note: White and dark matrix and highly stufficated.

Davio R.

Edited by sealevel (11/22/12 11:43 AM)


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: sealevel]
      #5541381 - 11/27/12 12:15 AM Attachment (32 downloads)

I have to admit to a weakness for pallasites although right now I only own 3. Here are my Brahin and my little Esquel. The Brahin is my favorite specimen outside my collection of lunars and martians.

cm

Edited by contrailmaker (11/27/12 12:24 AM)


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: contrailmaker]
      #5541479 - 11/27/12 03:11 AM

Beautiful Brahin! I'd sure like to see the Esquel up close.

Davio R.


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: sealevel]
      #5541554 - 11/27/12 06:09 AM

Thanks Davio. I'll post a close up of the Esquel soon.

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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: contrailmaker]
      #5541578 - 11/27/12 07:09 AM

Great!

Davio R.


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: sealevel]
      #5568974 - 12/13/12 10:39 AM

Great photos... shame that some Pallasites are put in acid to get the peridot quality Olivine crystals out of them

18th century German naturalist Peter Pallas probably turnes around in his grave by the idea ...


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: PhilCo126]
      #5569138 - 12/13/12 12:04 PM

Quote:

Great photos... shame that some Pallasites are put in acid to get the peridot quality Olivine crystals out of them

18th century German naturalist Peter Pallas probably turnes around in his grave by the idea ...




In the words of some of my Chicago south-side buddies, "Money make ya funny!". I guess profit, for some, is paramount.

Davio R.


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: PhilCo126]
      #5569193 - 12/13/12 12:45 PM

Quote:

Great photos... shame that some Pallasites are put in acid to get the peridot quality Olivine crystals out of them

18th century German naturalist Peter Pallas probably turnes around in his grave by the idea ...




I compare it to the killing of wildlife all over the world,
either for its fur or to have it mounted in an attempt to prove to ones self how brave you want everyone else to think you are.
As in meteorites and wildlife all their natural beauty lost for ever.


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: Dick Lipke]
      #5569969 - 12/13/12 09:19 PM

:'(

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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: Dick Lipke]
      #5570027 - 12/13/12 09:54 PM

Quote:



Great photos... shame that some Pallasites are put in acid to get the peridot quality Olivine crystals out of them.






That is true. For the record, I condemn that practice. There are plenty of loose meteoritic olivines available, without destroying whole specimens to get them. It's kind of like killing a live seashell when the perfectly-good dead ones are lying all over the beach.


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: Dick Lipke]
      #5570074 - 12/13/12 10:30 PM Attachment (39 downloads)

My favorite pallasite

Edited by Tom Laskowski (12/13/12 10:34 PM)


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: Ira]
      #5570509 - 12/14/12 09:17 AM

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:'(





UMMMMMMMM???? AHHHHHHH???

Profanity or compliment????


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: Dick Lipke]
      #5570559 - 12/14/12 09:59 AM

Hi,

I feel the need to play the devilís advocate here. First a little background, I started buying meteorites 35 years ago. The first ones I purchased were for making jewelry. Since then I have become an avid meteorite collector. I have purchased some samples of Admire. The only stable sample in my collection is a thinsection. Has anyone seen a stable translucent slice of Admire? I know I havenít. I have paid as high as 25 cents a gram for Admire. If the meteorite was stable it would sell for much more. I have seen multi kilo uncut specimens crumble away. I see no problem with dissolving the iron to free the olivine crystals from this meteorite. In my mind the dealers who do this are preventing customers from having the bad experience of watching their new purchase rust away. I say throw all the Admire into acid and save at least part of the meteorite.

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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: peter scherff]
      #5570609 - 12/14/12 10:31 AM

Admire is very unstable, typically. But I have seen some stable Admire specimens. The stable ones I have seen were treated with the Pat Mulvany process. His process will render even the worst rusters into something stable. Unfortunately, he is on hiatus and is not taking work from the public at this time.

Admire needs active conservation or it will slowly disintegrate as Peter said. But, ruster masses can be saved. However, for some people, it's less expenses and trouble to simply destroy the meteorite in acid to harvest the olivines. With a little more money and time, the entire mass could be saved. That seems to be an increasing trend in this country - cheap and quick, instead of doing something the right way. Fast food meteorites!

Best regards,

MikeG


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: Dick Lipke]
      #5573080 - 12/15/12 07:52 PM

Quote:

Quote:

:'(





UMMMMMMMM???? AHHHHHHH???

Profanity or compliment????




Just shedding a tear over the destruction of something beautiful.

/Ira


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: Ira]
      #5574163 - 12/16/12 01:24 PM

Hello Tom:

GREAT slice of Thiel Mountains - it is really difficult to get that meteorite!!

It is one of a few Antarctica meteorites that can be legally collected:

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/metbull.php?code=23911

By the way I think your label is misspelled it says "Theil" instead of "Thiel".

Thanks for sharing...

Best Regards,

- RF


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: rfinney]
      #5577764 - 12/18/12 06:54 PM Attachment (37 downloads)

Hi All,
Here's an interesting specimen. It's one of my favorites and sometimes it's hard to find. Can anyone name her? Hint - Notice the angularity of some of the Olivine. Also, it has no He, Ne or Ar in its chemical makeup.


NOTE: MARTIN G.(UK), you can't participate. Sorry.


Davio R.

Edited by sealevel (12/18/12 06:56 PM)


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: sealevel]
      #5577771 - 12/18/12 06:59 PM Attachment (30 downloads)

Here's the other side (It's an endcut, obviously).

Davio R.

Edited by sealevel (12/18/12 07:01 PM)


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: sealevel]
      #5582041 - 12/21/12 08:32 AM

Isn't anyone curious, or is it so obvious you all are sparing me the embarrassment?

Davio R.


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: sealevel]
      #5582142 - 12/21/12 09:35 AM

Looks familiar, but I can't put my finger on it. The crystals remind me of Shirokovsky.

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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: sealevel]
      #5582378 - 12/21/12 12:08 PM

I'm curious, of course; but not knowing anything about Pallasites, except their beauty, I cannot begin to guess.

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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: csa/montana]
      #5582498 - 12/21/12 01:14 PM

Hi Davio,

Is the finder of this rock masked in the photos of its discovery?

Peter


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: Glassthrower]
      #5582561 - 12/21/12 02:16 PM

Quote:

Looks familiar, but I can't put my finger on it. The crystals remind me of Shirokovsky.




Mike,
Bingo! Very good. I knew it would be you who would name it considering your previous Shirokovsky post. I was wondering if others would be able to put two and two together.

Davio R.


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: peter scherff]
      #5582585 - 12/21/12 02:28 PM

Quote:

Hi Davio,

Is the finder of this rock masked in the photos of its discovery?

Peter




Hi Peter,
I'm not familiar with that. However if it's so, please post the info.

Davio R.


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: sealevel]
      #5582681 - 12/21/12 03:27 PM

At the time of the "discovery" a photo was shown of the "finder", under water in scuba gear with the rock.

Peter


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: peter scherff]
      #5583710 - 12/22/12 08:40 AM

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At the time of the "discovery" a photo was shown of the "finder", under water in scuba gear with the rock.

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Peter,
I'm not sure but I think a Russian named Mikhail Medvedev was the first to be involved with the distribution of this Pseudometeorite. You may want to research this name further.

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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: sealevel]
      #5614945 - 01/10/13 06:46 AM

Hi Davio,

Michael Blood is auctioning off a publicity brochure about the Shirokovsky pallasite.

Peter


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: peter scherff]
      #5615601 - 01/10/13 02:02 PM

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Hi Davio,

Michael Blood is auctioning off a publicity brochure about the Shirokovsky pallasite.

Peter




Hi Peter,
Thanks for the link. I'm assuming it will be auctioned off at the 2013 Tucson show during the Blood auction night. Does he have an auction early bid webpage yet?

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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: sealevel]
      #5615687 - 01/10/13 02:55 PM

Hi Davio,

Here is the link Blood Auction
Michael is old school just e-mail him your bid.

Peter


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: peter scherff]
      #5615808 - 01/10/13 04:10 PM

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Hi Davio,

Here is the link Blood Auction
Michael is old school just e-mail him your bid.

Peter




Thanks, Peter. There's a few nice speimens up for auction. The ones I like will most likely be expensive. I bid on two meteorites.

Davio R.

Edited by sealevel (01/10/13 04:11 PM)


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: sealevel]
      #5616711 - 01/11/13 05:29 AM

Davio,

Sorry just catching up on posts now and only noticed this today. I would have jumped in if i had seen it but you also banned me from doing so ;-)


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      #5616733 - 01/11/13 06:50 AM

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Davio,

Sorry just catching up on posts now and only noticed this today. I would have jumped in if i had seen it but you also banned me from doing so ;-)



Sorry, Martin. You have a beautiful piece of the best meteor-wrong on the planet thus far. As a matter of fact, it was your specimen photo that spurred me forward in securing one. O.K., you can come back and play again.


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: sealevel]
      #5619187 - 01/12/13 02:34 PM

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O.K., you can come back and play again.




Thankyou most kindly sir :-)


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      #5619311 - 01/12/13 03:45 PM

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O.K., you can come back and play again.




Thankyou most kindly sir :-)




You are most gracefully welcome my dear friend and colleague. You're the best!

Davio R.

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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: sealevel]
      #5619334 - 01/12/13 03:58 PM

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Quote:

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O.K., you can come back and play again.




Thankyou most kindly sir :-)




You are most gracefully welcome my dear friend and colleague. You're the best!

Davio R.




MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM??????????
I wonder what you are up to Davio????????

Edited by Dick Lipke (01/12/13 04:41 PM)


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      #5620525 - 01/13/13 11:01 AM

I am sure he is just being very kind and gracious Dick ;-)

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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: msg-meteorites]
      #5620793 - 01/13/13 01:25 PM

Don't know what's going on; but can we get back to Pallasites? They are a prime interest for a lot of us here. I, for one; love seeing the different types members have!

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      #5620902 - 01/13/13 02:20 PM

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I am sure he is just being very kind and gracious Dick ;-)





OOOOOOK!


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: csa/montana]
      #5621072 - 01/13/13 03:36 PM

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Don't know what's going on; but can we get back to Pallasites? They are a prime interest for a lot of us here. I, for one; love seeing the different types members have!




For you and possibly your collection someday Carol,

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2129747/The-beautiful-mysterious-Faka...


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Don't know what's going on; but can we get back to Pallasites? They are a prime interest for a lot of us here. I, for one; love seeing the different types members have!




Frankly I don't know what's going on either, but here is my very first Pallasite. A 22.6 gram Seymchan.

Davio R.


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      #5621240 - 01/13/13 05:04 PM

Hi Davio,

Nice rock, I love Seymchan. I remember when it "magically" transformed from an iron to a pallasite.

Peter


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      #5621282 - 01/13/13 05:28 PM Attachment (16 downloads)

Here is my first pallasite, an Esquel.

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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: peter scherff]
      #5621519 - 01/13/13 07:49 PM

Nice Olivine, Peter... It looks unshattered and clear from your photo.

Davio R.

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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: sealevel]
      #5621699 - 01/13/13 09:13 PM

Hi Davio,

It is not as nice in person. I have been wearing it every day for over 2 decades. It is beat (so am I).

Peter


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: peter scherff]
      #5622339 - 01/14/13 09:41 AM

After a few disasters with specimens falling to pieces i am wary now with pallasites given that i live in the wet and windy UK :-(

I have found Seymnchan to be very stable however and also funnily enough Pallasovka which is known as a bit of a ruster. I of course dream of a monster slice of Esquel or Fukang :-)


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: peter scherff]
      #5623002 - 01/14/13 04:25 PM

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Hi Davio,

It is not as nice in person. I have been wearing it every day for over 2 decades. It is beat (so am I).

Peter





Hey Peter,
Go to Wallgreens, buy some jewelry cleaner, soak it for 30 minutes or so, and she'll feel brand new. I can't promise that about us...

Davio R.


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      #5623011 - 01/14/13 04:28 PM

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Hi Davio,

It is not as nice in person. I have been wearing it every day for over 2 decades. It is beat (so am I).

Peter




Hey Peter,
Go to Wallgreens, buy some jewelry cleaner, soak it for 30 minutes or so, and she'll feel brand new. I can't promise that about us...

Davio R.


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: peter scherff]
      #5623021 - 01/14/13 04:31 PM

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Hi Davio,

It is not as nice in person. I have been wearing it every day for over 2 decades. It is beat (so am I).

Peter




Hey Peter,
Go to Wallgreens, buy some jewelry cleaner, soak it for 30 minutes or so, and she'll feel brand new. I can't promise that about us...


Davio R.


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: peter scherff]
      #5637237 - 01/22/13 04:08 PM Attachment (26 downloads)

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Hi Davio,


It is not as nice in person. I have been wearing it every day for over 2 decades. It is beat (so am I).

Peter





Gee, I know I didn't post the above post three times...... I think





Peter, check out the olivine in this specimen, below. Talk about not so nice!

This is a very interesting and highly oxidized pallasite I recently secured.


NWA 4482, a rare Pallasite Stony-Iron type meteorite found in the Sahara Desert in 2006. The iridescent olivine crystals are rainbow-like and are very fascinating, especially under a microscope! Most of the metal has oxidized away, leaving an interesting ghostly river-like look surrounding or intertwining with the olivine crystals on polished slices. The uncut stones display an amazing array of smooth or broken crystals, which are incredible under magnification as well. Some uncut examples still have some remnant crust also. This pallasite was recently classified at the University of Washington. The original reported weight for NWA 4482 was just 232 grams in one stone, but since its debut, an additional amount of material was recovered making the Total Known Weight 5,816 grams, which is still low for a desert pallasite.

Davio R.

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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: sealevel]
      #5637338 - 01/22/13 04:56 PM Attachment (24 downloads)

Hi Davio,

It looks great to me. There is no such thing as an unredeemable pallasite. Here is a photo of a Huckitta thinsection. Huckitta is most likely as weathered as NWA 4482 is.

Peter


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      #5637382 - 01/22/13 05:19 PM

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Hi Davio,

It looks great to me. There is no such thing as an unredeemable pallasite. Here is a photo of a Huckitta thinsection. Huckitta is most likely as weathered as NWA 4482 is.

Peter




Neat pic! I think you're right, Peter. It's hard to snuff out true beauty. I wonder how many more billions of years it will take to extinguish the rest of the Olivine transparency in your Huckitta.


Davio R.


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: sealevel]
      #5637438 - 01/22/13 05:48 PM

Hi Davio,

We humans do more to hasten the demise of meteorites than nature ever could.

Peter


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Re: The beauty of Pallasites new [Re: peter scherff]
      #5643826 - 01/26/13 05:47 AM

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Hi Davio,

We humans do more to hasten the demise of meteorites than nature ever could.

Peter




Amen!

Davio R.


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