[meteorite-list] Guanaco and Vaca Muerta
From: bernd.pauli_at_paulinet.de <bernd.pauli_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon Nov 1 17:55:34 2004
> I just received 4 of the most beautiful Vaca Muerta polished end
> pieces today from Rodrigo Martinez, direct from Chile. They are
> truely GEORGOUS!!
Hi Jerry and List,
Congrats on these "most beautiful Vaca Muerta polished end pieces".
I have a 4.2-gram olivine nodule slice with about 50% translucent
olivines and a few metal patches near the edge from Rodrigo.
I also got a Vaca Muerta endcut from him whose metal phase displays
an extremely fine octahedritic Widmanstaetten pattern (0.1 mm) with
silicate blebs and troilite displaying swathing kamacite plus a tiny
> Nice work Rodrigo
.. is a modest understatement. It is the visible result
of the excellent work of a dedicated lover of meteorites.
As for Guanaco (IIG), I am the proud owner of a 26.5-gram slice from Rodrigo.
The slice displays a large massive schreibersite inclusion, Neumann lines, and
an oval chondrule-like FeNi inclusion in the schreibersite. Beautiful and the
next best thing to Twannberg, which is virtually impossible to get.
Received on Mon 01 Nov 2004 05:55:32 PM PST