[meteorite-list] Butt-Ugly Meteorite Exhibit

From: spacerox_at_verizon.net <spacerox_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:48:10 2004
Message-ID: <3BC17114.2D96D827_at_verizon.net>

How about getting a mic and a speaker because as Blaine Reed says "On a quiet night you can hear the Nantan rust." :)

Bob Martino wrote:

> All,
> Perkins Observatory (where I work) has had a softball-sized chunk of Campo
> de Cielo in our meteorite exhibit case for several years now. This thing
> is beyond butt-ugly, with rustticles erupting from deep within the specemin
> and pushing off flakes and chunks of outer surface material. I've tried a
> few times to stabalize this #_at_%$! thing, but no luck. The bits fall into
> the case and make the whole exhibit look really crappy.
> So I just went out and bought a small glass candy dish that looks nice.
> I'm going to put the Campo in the dish and let it disintegrate to its
> little heart's content. There will be a placard next to it that talks
> about the weathering and destruction of meteorites by the Earth's
> environment. Now it will be a real live "exhibit in action!"
> Thank God I didn't pay too much for the stupid thing!
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Received on Mon 08 Oct 2001 05:25:44 AM PDT

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