[meteorite-list] "Antartic" meteorite for sale on Ebay
From: Matson, Robert <ROBERT.D.MATSON_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:44:43 2004
Hi John and List,
> The dimensions given for the meteorite (3.25" x 2.75") wouldn't come
> close to the estimated 5-8 pounds. Comparing the meteorite to the coin,
> I'm guessing the meteorite weighs less than a pound. Obviously the
> seller doesn't have a scale.
The estimate may not be that far off. If it were a
sphere 3" in diameter made of nickel-iron (sp. ~7.9),
the mass would come to a hair over 4 lbs (1.83 kilos):
4/3 * pi * (1.5" * 2.54 cm/inch)^3 * 7.9 = 1830 grams.
Received on Wed 28 Mar 2001 06:22:48 PM PST