[meteorite-list] No Respect for Monturaqui
From: capricorn89 <capricorn89_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:42:00 2004
I agree! When I first saw some, it looked just like the black lava pumice I
have in my garden. But, it is quite unique internally. And those metal
flakes are just like the ones you see in a stony meteorite. Fascinating!
With each piece I am offering on my website, I have decided to include a
free cut half because you really want it for the inside, but you still need
to have a representation of a complete piece.
(If you are clicking on the link, click on impactite and see a great
panoramic photo of the site. Also a close-up of the metal flakes in a cut
section. Worth looking at if you have not seen this material yet! Pics
courtesy M. Cottingham)
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike Farmer <farmerm_at_concentric.net>
To: Gary Hansen <garyhansen_at_yahoo.com>
Sent: Monday, January 15, 2001 7:53 AM
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] No Respect for Monturaqui
> 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.
> Mike Farmer
> Meteorite Hunter
> 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
> > them:
> > http://garyhansen.50megs.com/Image291.gif
> > http://garyhansen.50megs.com/Image292.gif
> > 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 ...
> > Gary
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