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Is this is shergottite genuine?

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#1 ZetaOrionis

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Posted 26 December 2020 - 04:14 PM

Owning a piece of Mars is a big deal and I did ending paying quite a bit for this piece (this is a sample of NWA 7973), so I definitely really want to see if this is in fact a genuine shergotitte. Here is the link to the photos: https://drive.google...iew?usp=sharing (I apologize for the poor lighting).


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Posted 26 December 2020 - 04:16 PM

Link doesn't work (for me at least).



#3 ZetaOrionis

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Posted 26 December 2020 - 04:17 PM

Link doesn't work (for me at least).

I tried uploading the image to a different place. Does this link to the image work work for you?: https://ibb.co/8PMzRcf


Edited by ZetaOrionis, 26 December 2020 - 04:18 PM.


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Posted 26 December 2020 - 04:33 PM

That works.



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Posted 26 December 2020 - 04:36 PM

Both links work fine for me. It's hard to tell from the images, appearances for this variety differ quite a bit. You might check it against the images here:

 

 https://www.google.c...0&client=safari

 

It would be helpful if you give any provenance, at the least, where or from whom it was acquired.

 

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#6 ZetaOrionis

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Posted 26 December 2020 - 04:46 PM

Both links work fine for me. It's hard to tell from the images, appearances for this variety differ quite a bit. You might check it against the images here:

 

 https://www.google.c...0&client=safari

 

It would be helpful if you give any provenance, at the least, where or from whom it was acquired.

 

Lee

Its NWA 7397 and I believe the original mass was found somewhere in Western Sahara. I bought this particular sample from Aerolite Meteorites



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Posted 26 December 2020 - 04:53 PM

As far as I know Aerolite has a good reputation, but I've never dealt with them personally. I see nothing to indicate that your specimen isn't authentic.

 

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Posted 26 December 2020 - 04:59 PM

Aerolite is one of the best in the business.  I have known Geoff Notkin, the owner, for around 25 years and I can tell you with all sincerity, that he is honest.  If he tells you that it's a specific meteorite, that's what it is.




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