FW: [meteorite-list] OT: Manganese nodule auction

From: Jose Campos <josecamposcomet_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:32:50 2004
Message-ID: <DGEBLJJBPOAHJLINCDEHMEIACBAA.josecamposcomet_at_netcabo.pt>

Hi Bob Verish and List,

The reference made to "rare manganese nodule samples from 3000 meters deep
on the Pacific Ocean floor", reminds me of when I used to live in South
Africa, I recall having read in a local Durban newspaper, about this south
african group of sea-divers who, - some 2 years before South West Africa
(which at the time, was a South African Protectorate), became an independent
country in 1990, as Namibia, - they were given a licence to explore a
portion of the sea-floor along the Skeleton Coast, and they used ships with
powerfull pumps and pipes to vacuum the sea bed, near the coast, for lots of
manganese nodules, most in 50 meter deep water - if my memory serves me


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Subject: [meteorite-list] OT: Manganese nodule auction

"Meteorite: SuperRare Manganese nuggets from the


The link above shows a manganese nodule, which is more
like I remember how they look. The light-colored
shiny interior of the specimen in the eBay auction
looks every bit like the kind of meteorwrongs that I
have been seeing a lot of lately, and which we have
given the collective name:
"sulfide slag"
as described on Ken Newton's web page:


Caveat Emptor,
Bob V.
P.S. - Searched the web for manganese nodule.
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