[meteorite-list] Heating tektites

From: Norman Lehrman <nlehrman_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:32:55 2004
Message-ID: <20040328214044.32552.qmail_at_web80103.mail.yahoo.com>

Rob & all,

As others have suggested, the first challenge is
getting a tektite to melt at all, but if you do
succeed, the resulting product will cool pretty much
as it was. On our website (http://TektiteSource.com)
is a page entitled "Is my unknown a tektite?". There
you will find a couple of photos supplied by James
Tobin, showing a melted Arizonaite and a Thailandite.
The latter has a hint of color, but I think that's
purely a photographic artifact.

Norm Lehrman

--- "Matson, Robert" <ROBERT.D.MATSON_at_saic.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have an unusual question for the group: what
> happens to a tektite
> when you heat it up to its melting point and then
> let it cool back
> down? Aside from any plastic changes in the shape,
> are there any
> color effects? I wouldn't have thought so, but I've
> been told of
> cases of "heat-treating" tektites to drastically
> alter their color,
> and I wondered if it was a bunch of baloney. --Rob
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