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lee14
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Re: Best Etched Meteorites? new [Re: Glassthrower]
      #6089564 - 09/19/13 09:07 AM

It occurred to me a streak test might be informative, but they seem to be fairly close in appearance, graphite leaving a black, and troilite grayish-black. Streak combined with hardness tests should give a pretty good level of certainty, but I think qualitative analysis would be the only completely accurate determination. Thanks Mike!

Lee


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lee14
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Re: Best Etched Meteorites? new [Re: lee14]
      #6089977 - 09/19/13 01:26 PM Attachment (9 downloads)

This is definitely a graphite inclusion, in a Canyon Diablo. The overall pic is poor, but I tried to make the appearance of the inclusion as faithful as possible to the actual color seen in daylight. It's gray, not a hint of brown. For what it's worth...

Lee


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Kent10
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Re: Best Etched Meteorites? [Re: lee14]
      #6102683 - 09/26/13 04:59 PM

I received the Taza today. It is just unbelievably beautiful. And there is no contest when compared to my 1st one with the coating on it. The new one sparkles. So glad I got it!

I wish it was easier to tell from pictures what these irons will look like when you get them. Some are bright and when changing angles in the light different spots light up. But then I have others that are dull looking and in light it is difficult to get the same effect. Best to buy in person I suppose if at all possible.


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