[meteorite-list] q on storing micromounts

From: kenoneill_at_kenoneill.com <kenoneill_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri Jul 23 06:12:53 2004
Message-ID: <000301c4709d$dc158230$0f01a8c0_at_tda1156>

Hi Mark, Marcin & all

I have the same problem with rusting on the white foam pads, looks awful ! I
think an answer maybe the use of a piece of VCI paper placed below the foam
piece as suggested on the Anne Black's site.


Either this or membrane boxes as you suggest, but would work out a more
expensive a solution.

Would the VCI be enough to combat the action of the Chloride based foam ?


Ken O'Neill

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:meteorite-list-bounces_at_meteoritecentral.com]On Behalf Of mark
Sent: 23 July 2004 09:04
To: meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com
Subject: RE: [meteorite-list] q on storing micromounts


I think http://www.freewebs.com/fordmeteorites/Box%20rust.jpg

Says it all!

Now tell me storing minerals in cheap Chloride based foam is good!?

In my personal view foam boxes should be phased out and replaced with
membranes and Rikers...


-----Original Message-----
From: Meteoryt.net [mailto:marcin_at_meteoryt.net]
Sent: 22 July 2004 20:38
To: mark ford; meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] q on storing micromounts

Of course! Vinyl Chlorides! - that answers a long standing question I
have had.. I was wondering why a some Micro's I had in Foam (sponge)
cases where rusting and all the others in membranes etc and out in the
open were all fine (even ones from the same fall).

Maybe there is many different sponge kinds, becouse as I say to
half of my
collection is in this boxes from a years without opening and pieces are
fine. And I live
in Poland, not in south of Libia. I hold there irons, chondrites,
achondrites and nothing
rust here.

I especially found that small Gao's stored in boxes with foam stain the
foam with rust over time, and those that aren't don't!

I have Gao in boxes with sponge. El Hammami slice, Pultusk endpieces, Mt
Tazerzait slice
and other H5 :)))

There certainly appeared to be some reaction with the foam. I have
noticed that yellow foam was far worse than the white foam?, presumably
different Plastics are used, chlorides would be the reason!

I dont know how this looks on other boxes, but here You have special
material on foam
layer, so meteorite not contact to foam directly. Just look to my

Anyway I will not change my opinion. Boxes are perfect, and many times
cheaper than
membrane boxes or other things

~~~~[ MARCIN CIMALA ]~~~~[ GG 4742912 ]~~~~
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