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#26 peter scherff

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 09:23 AM

Thanks for the Allende photos. It is one of the great meteorites of all times. I would love to add a photo of my slice but all that I have are a few individuals.

 

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 10:20 AM

I don't own a piece of Black Beauty yet but I have always liked that one for obvious reasons.

 

I do have this Alamahta Sitta that I really like.  This would be the first time an asteroid was spotted before it impacted Earth.

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 03:22 AM

This one:

 

762 gram Sikhote-Alin Individual well regmaglypted, with fusion crust and flow lines bow.gif

 

I sold a small collection three decades ago to fund family life and have often thought of getting a few display specimens for my study.  

Recently a friend offered this one for sale and I couldn't say no....  It has such nice features..... I hope this doesn't become as addictive as it was 40 years ago.....

Might have to sell some scopes to fund some rocks fingertap.gif scratchhead2.gif

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 08:30 AM

Matt, it will become addictive.  It is inevitable.  But don't sell any scopes!  Meteorites and scopes--also my 2 addictions.


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Posted 01 November 2017 - 05:22 PM

Matt, it will become addictive.  It is inevitable.  But don't sell any scopes!  Meteorites and scopes--also my 2 addictions.

That's what I am afraid of undecided.gif

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 06:36 PM

Neat picture, Matt. 

 

I can recall how I got started in meteorites a few years ago.  I bought just one small inexpensive slice from someone on Astromart.  I just wanted to hold a piece of something that had been in space.  It was $20.  When I received it I couldn't believe how beautiful it was.  I started reading up on meteorites and became interested in the various types and history.  I bought like crazy, spending lots of money and I couldn't get enough.  I have sold very few because I like them all.  I have slowed down a lot since buying so many but I still have to have my fix every once in a while.


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Posted 02 November 2017 - 04:11 PM

one more fav is the Chelyabinsk meteor. An event of our lifetime that this occurred and we got to see on the media. An amazing
"small" representation of the bashing that occurs in the solar system and made it what it is. If allende represents the formation of solar
system, this represents all the bombardment that makes the solar system what it is.

This is my piece, with a nice fusion crust- not beautiful like some meteors, but it represents "the big one"

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 04:23 PM

Thanks for your nice Chelyabinsk.  I have a few pieces and one that looks quite different from others I have seen.  I understand that the same meteorite can look different but I have always been curious. 

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 04:23 PM

Another that I like because I can see the interior so well

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 04:26 PM

Here is the one that looks different.  Do you think it is Chelyabinsk?

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 08:45 AM

Hi,

 

I think your sample looks like Chelyabinsk. I have seen others that are similar to the one you posted. Why do you question it?  There is no typical Chelyabinsk look in my experience. The highly shocked history of the meteorite with 2 distinct lithologies, the multiple fragmentations with ensuing differences in the fusion crust make for a meteorite with many different "looks". Here is a handful of Chelyabinsk meteorites all acquired from the Chelyabinsk region). On the surface these meteorites appear to have little in common, yet they are all Chelyabinsk.

 

Thanks,

 

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 08:54 AM

Thanks Peter.  I have been wanting to ask someone for some time now.  I bought it off ebay from someone not recognized so that is one reason why I wondered.  I do like it so I wasn't disappointed if I didn't get a Chelyabinsk.  The orange on the bottom of it had me thinking it probably is Chelyabinsk but the crust looks so different from the 100's I have seen, only a  few in person though.  But it almost looks too perfect and smooth.  You are right though.  There are many different looks to Chelyabinsk.  Thanks for the confirmation on mine.


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Posted 03 November 2017 - 11:37 AM

Thanks Peter.  I have been wanting to ask someone for some time now.  I bought it off ebay from someone not recognized so that is one reason why I wondered.  I do like it so I wasn't disappointed if I didn't get a Chelyabinsk.  The orange on the bottom of it had me thinking it probably is Chelyabinsk but the crust looks so different from the 100's I have seen, only a  few in person though.  But it almost looks too perfect and smooth.  You are right though.  There are many different looks to Chelyabinsk.  Thanks for the confirmation on mine.

 

Here's a perfect and smooth Chelyabinsk I have that reminds me of yours.

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 11:47 AM

On the topic of space rocks from the Big Kahuna, check out this Bingol.  One of my favorite meteorites.

 

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 12:08 PM

Thanks for your Chelyabinsk, Mike.  Yours is smooth but also has that rough burnt look.

 

Very nice Bingol.  It looks oriented.  I have 1 Bingol but am at work now so I don't have access to a picture.



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Posted 03 November 2017 - 07:10 PM

Here is my Bingol.

 

 

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 09:29 PM

NWA 5000. It just looks like what you would think a moon rock should look.

 

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 12:52 AM

Yes NWA 5000 is beautiful.  What about those huge slices that are really expensive.  Wow.  Here is my small piece.
 
 

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 06:23 AM

Very nice! Yes, they are very expensive. I have two small fragments that don’t add up to a gram but, I’m very happy with them.

 

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 10:16 PM

This is my favorite one. My bride and I found it while hiking.

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Posted 14 October 2018 - 08:25 AM

This is my favorite one. My bride and I found it while hiking.

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Incredible find.  As I know you must know, I've just been reading about it. Quite a space rock!



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Posted 14 October 2018 - 10:22 AM

After finding out what it was that we found it has opened up a whole new world for me. I'm an addicted space rock hunter now...It's at the UCLA meteorite gallery, the public is welcomed there during the week and on Sunday's. Admission is free they have some cool space rocks on display there. 



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Posted 14 October 2018 - 10:35 AM

After finding out what it was that we found it has opened up a whole new world for me. I'm an addicted space rock hunter now...It's at the UCLA meteorite gallery, the public is welcomed there during the week and on Sunday's. Admission is free they have some cool space rocks on display there. 

 

I had read that you lent it for 2 years, over 2 years ago.... so was the time frame extended?  I cant get there anytime soon but would love to see it sometime.

 

Truly one of the most remarkable meteorites ever found.  You were quoted somewhere saying it was like finding a lottery ticket - even more rare!  Like one in a billion or something.  I think there are really very, very few like it.  Anyway, it's really amazing and congratulations.  


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Posted 14 October 2018 - 11:30 AM

It will be at UCLA for the foreseeable future, my bride and I want as many people to see it as possible and the great thing is the meteorite gallery is free for all to walk into. The only thing that cost money is parking on campus. Here is one I just found, at 3.6 grams it's a small piece but my first with fusion crust. 

 

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