[meteorite-list] AD:Not a happy 'Campo'

From: mark ford <markf_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:32:48 2004
Message-ID: <6CE3EEEFE92F4B4085B0E086B2941B31014486_at_s-southern01.s-southern.com>

On that note:

I have tried all sorts of exotic anti-rusting methods but definitely the
best is :=20

Brush off all the rust with a wire brush, mix some methylated spirits
with Sodium Hydroxide (caustic soda) (about 3 Table spoons to 1 pint)
mix and soak the iron in it for at least a couple of weeks. Seems to
halt the oxidization nicely!=20

Smaller Irons respond better than very large ones, probably because it
takes time for the solution to penetrate.



-----Original Message-----
From: Bob King [mailto:lakewind_at_infionline.net]=20
Sent: 10 March 2004 14:09
To: meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com
Subject: [meteorite-list] AD:Not a happy 'Campo'

Hi folks,
I've got a rusting Campo del Cielo iron meteorite here that originally=20
started off at 1050g but has been on the meteorite equivalent of the=20
Atkins diet so now weighs closer to 1 kilo. After a wire brushing it
looks OK but plan on giving this one some TLC (or sodium hydroxide) if=20
you want to arrest its condition and make it a fully-functioning member=20
of your collection. Please make me an offer. I'll return all replies.=20
Thanks for your intervention ;-)

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