[meteorite-list] Admire Pallasite Destruction!

From: MikeG <meteoritemike_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 12:45:01 -0500
Message-ID: <CAKBPJW8Q7srdYxau0vaay2CN7jSzQf2nLUYb5922HgSdOHEWmA_at_mail.gmail.com>

Hi Adam and List,

Very nice cutting station. I am jealous! Mine is a simple 6" trimsaw
and a light. But there is always a couple gallons of distilled water

Nobody has ever accused you Adam, or your brother Greg, or poorly
preparing specimens. Without a doubt, Hupe preparation is
consistently some of the best in the business. Even your small
micromounts of OC's have top-notch preparation and quality. I've
never had a single complaint about the hundreds (literally) of Hupe
specimens I have owned over the years. Good job and keep it up. You
guys set the preparation bar pretty high.

To answer Matt's question about how long a dealer should "guarantee" a
specimen, well, in my opinion, that is a tough question. I think it
depends on how that dealer markets a specimen. If the specimen is
promoted and marketed as "stable", then I think a year, maybe two
years, is a reasonable period for a dealer to stand behind a "stable"
specimen. Anything beyond that is unrealistic. Even under the best
of circumstances, meteorites are alien to this world and everything
about our environment is poisonous to them. The surefire solution is
to store them the same way NASA does - in a 100% clean controlled

And as Adam said - DISTILLED WATER IS CHEAP. One measly dollar spent
can help ensure a more stable specimen. Dealers and cutters take

Best regards,


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On 11/19/12, Adam Hupe <raremeteorites at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I go to great lengths to purify water myself before it comes near a
> specimen.
> Here is one of my cutting workstations.
> Links to water purification system for wafer saw:
> http://themeteoritesite.com/adam/Station-1a.jpg
> http://themeteoritesite.com/adam/Station-1b.jpg
> http://themeteoritesite.com/adam/Station-1c.jpg
> http://themeteoritesite.com/adam/Station-1d.jpg
> In my opinion, if a dealer is too cheap to prepare specimens properly, then
> they shouldn't be in business.  Come on, distilled water is cheap!
> Adam
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Received on Mon 19 Nov 2012 12:45:01 PM PST

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