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#1 Jeff Struve

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 07:35 AM

Since it's been kinda dead on here lately, I thought I'd ask if anyone new what these were... The metalic lookin' one (top) is one I got back in 1969ish when I was in high school and visiting the Yerkes Observatory.. I thought it was a space rock, but after hanging out here, maybe it was just mis-labeled?

 

The other (bottom) was from my daughter a few years back... also for Yerkes...

 

Any thoughts as to what they are?

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 07:38 AM

My only other 2:

 

The Lunar I won at Okie Tex Star Party a few years back and the Chondrite is from the 2019 NCRAL event.

 

I was teased a bit about the Lunar one... kinda looks like a piece of dandruff...

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 08:53 AM

Looks like meteorites to me !


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Posted 14 August 2019 - 09:17 AM

The first 2?

 

Cool!

 

Do I need to have someone at a place like Planetary Foundation check them out to say what kind they are, or does someone here have an idea?

 

Thanx!



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Posted 14 August 2019 - 10:13 AM

Is the first one magnetic? If so it might be a fragment from the Campo del Cielo fall. There are lots of small ones available for sale. They're not rare or expensive.

 

https://en.wikipedia...Campo_del_Cielo

 

The second one appears to be a tektite. Also very common.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tektite


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Posted 14 August 2019 - 10:22 AM

I'm definitely no expert, but they look quite authentic to me... and coming from Yerkes, I'd say that it's extremely likely that they are. This is my iron medium octahedrite III AB (about 15mm x 30mm x 30mm) from the Henbury site in Australia:

 

Henbury Meteorite - C-N.jpg

 

Some excellent references:

 

https://www.amazon.c...duct/158834021X

 

https://www.amazon.c...duct/1554078334

 

https://www.amazon.c...duct/0878423737


Edited by B 26354, 14 August 2019 - 10:25 AM.

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#7 John Gauvreau

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 11:23 AM

I agree, based just on pics, they look real to me.  Richard might be right on with his assessment that the second one might be a tektite.  They have a different ‘feel’ to them from meteorites and are light in weight.  And the first could be a Campo, or based on shape, possibly a Sikhote-Alin.  Both specimens that you have are very nice!


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Posted 14 August 2019 - 01:01 PM

Can’t say much personally about the second one, but the first one has the exact texture and color of the specimen from the Campo del Cielo fall I have in my collection.
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Posted 14 August 2019 - 02:23 PM

Is the first one magnetic? If so it might be a fragment from the Campo del Cielo fall. There are lots of small ones available for sale. They're not rare or expensive.

 

https://en.wikipedia...Campo_del_Cielo

 

The second one appears to be a tektite. Also very common.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tektite

Yes,

 

I didn't know it until now, but it is magnetic.

 

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