[meteorite-list] Why are Esquel slices Transparent Blue?
From: Gary K. Foote <gary_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed Feb 15 20:31:32 2006
Thank you Ron,
It didn't make sense to me, but every sample I saw photographed was the same blue matrix
color. Of _course_ one would hold it to the sun to show off the olivines and pyroxenes,
thus reflecting the back sky in the iron.
On 15 Feb 2006 at 17:17, Ron Baalke wrote:
> > http://www.arizonaskiesmeteorites.com/AZ_Skies_Links/Stony_Irons/index.html
> I thought you were referring to the color of the olivine crystals, but the
> crystals in this photo are the typical red/orange color you'd expect for any
> pallasite. The blue color is being reflected by the polished metal portion
> of the pallasite, and the source of the blue color could be something as
> simple as the sky, or a blue wall in the room. The meteorite itself
> it not blue.
> Ron Baalke
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