[meteorite-list] No Respect for Monturaqui
From: Mike Farmer <farmerm_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:42:00 2004
I agree, it is ugly, but it IS METEORITE material. I found the
Monturaqui on that trip. It is thousands of miles of traveling to get
there, so if you want to fill another space in your collection with a
crater-forming meteorite, take it as it is, ugly, or leave it. ALL
meteorite material is not pretty.
PS, I am just back from Africa last night so it will take me a few days
to get caught up.
Gary Hansen wrote:
> >>> Frankly,this is some of the ugliest meteoric
> >>> debris I have ever seen, it looks
> >>> like volcanic cinders, but you may want some to
> >>> fill a hole in your collection.
> Perhaps I can help Tracy make a sale. I received a
> bit of the stuff for free. It's true -- ugly on the
> outside. But inside... I cut and polished a few of
> It's hard to see in the photos, but there is a wild
> mix of shocked orange crystals in a dark glassy
> matrix. In in some places, the matrix is steaked with
> blue and green, like fine marble. A few iron flecks
> are also visible.
> I *like* them ...
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Received on Mon 15 Jan 2001 10:53:33 AM PST