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My first meteorite - An unclassified Stone Chondrite from NWA

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#1 scottinash

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Posted 31 January 2024 - 10:16 AM

I began my collection around twenty years ago with this, my first from an IMCA certified seller.  It remains one of my favorites because it kicked the journey off.  Nothing like holding an actual extraterrestrial object in your hand, looking at it under a magnifier, studying about its origins, etc.  I actively purchased specimens for many years and then took a break and stored my collection away until recently.  As I pull the individual items from their protective packaging, I'm finding that the same amazing fascination persists! 

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Posted 31 January 2024 - 01:06 PM

Another nice, well preserved specimen. Thanks for sharing!

 

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Posted 31 January 2024 - 01:44 PM

Wonderful piece, thanks for sharing it with us. I have always wanted to obtain a true meteorite or two, or ten or a hundred. I have several nice fossils, petrified wood samples but as yet nothing extraterrestrial.


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Posted 01 February 2024 - 09:20 AM

Wonderful piece, thanks for sharing it with us. I have always wanted to obtain a true meteorite or two, or ten or a hundred. I have several nice fossils, petrified wood samples but as yet nothing extraterrestrial.

Hi Rickycardo, I'm glad that when I first started my collection I heeded wise advice and purchased only from IMCA certified and/or highly reputable dealers to ensure I was getting the real deal.  I'm sure that I passed up a few genuine specimens along the way in a sea of meteor wrongs out on auction sites, etc.  Even though I picked up some decent personal knowledge along the way, I continued to place my trust in the true experts more than my judgement.  Good luck with the one (or hundreds) in your future!  wink.gif   Please do share with us what you acquire. 


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