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#1 csa/montana

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 10:25 AM

Anyone got some new additions to their Meteorite collection? I'm getting a "Moon" rock from Mike shortly, to keep my Mars sample company! :jump:

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 01:08 PM

no byt next month i will have something to report for sure:)) i am waiting for the gov. and we all know how long that takes
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Posted 18 May 2008 - 01:32 PM

Hi, Carol.

This is one of my newer pieces. It's a nice, almost fully crusted (%90) sample of Sayh Al Uhaymir 001, an L4/5 chondrite from Oman. This sample is 75.5g. The crust is nice and fresh looking. The bottom end has a couple of windows through the crust but these are hidden when I put it in the stand. I've seen pics of cut samples and they're really beautiful inside. I'd love to get a slice to go with this individual.

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 02:27 PM

Wow Steve, that is a beauty! I also would love to see "a slice" of one!

Thanks for sharing!

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 02:40 PM

To my personal collection, I have added the following in recent weeks -

NWA 001 small part slice - the very first NWA meteorite to be classified and receive the NWA designation. It's an L6 chondrite from Kem Kem Morocco. I also have a second slice of this one on the way.

D'Orbigny micromount - a tiny piece of this angrite meteorite, which may be from Mercury.

2 more small Gibeon etched irons - about 4 grams each.

Moss (a recent impactor/hammer carbonaceous chondrite from Norway 2006)

Travis(b) several grams of fragments - an unusual meteorite from Texas that was initially misclassified.

NWA 4685 - a beautiful CV3 minislice of about 2 grams - gorgeous chondrules and CAI's. polished on both sides.

A larger Bensour individual - about 4 grams with mostly fusion crust.

A very small Brahin mini slice (about 2 grams) with translucent olivine.

A small etched Taza slice.

I haven't had time to get photos done, but I'll try to get some posted soon. :)

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 03:11 PM

Mike, anxious to see the photos of your new additions!

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 03:32 PM

please do glassthrower i look forward to getting mine soon from ya i am excited to say the least.
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Posted 18 May 2008 - 07:14 PM

Money's been tight lately, so I have been concentrating on micromounts. I still have some holes in my collection that I need to fill - mostly rare types. After I have all of the types represented in some form (even if it's a tiny speck), then I want to acquire some more historic falls like Ensisheim - but Ensi won't come cheap, so it's on the back-burner so to speak.

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 09:21 PM

Mike, I wasn't aware that someone had associated a find as coming from Mercury. Do you have more info on that one? That would definitely be cool to add.

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 09:34 PM

Hi Steve,

Here is a link to the abstract of the article : "Unique Angrite NWA 2999: The Case For Samples From Mercury"

http://adsabs.harvar...AGUFM.P51A0898I

That article dates from 2005. AFAIK, since then, the case has gotten a bit stronger and has widened to include all angrites. I'll have to go dig through the MAPS archive and see if I can find a more recent article about it. I'll post it here (or in a seperate thread) when I find it. :)

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