[meteorite-list] iron meteorite natural color

From: Mattias Bärmann <majbaermann_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:22:02 +0100
Message-ID: <0089eb0a-91a7-ef11-e670-45c771a8cc1c_at_web.de>

For the ultimate oriented-look, dear Marcin, it might be recommendable
to use a chainsaw.

Am 24.11.2016 um 23:42 schrieb Marcin Cima?a - POLANDMET via Meteorite-list:
>> Hello,
>> I have a question.
>> As we know an iron meteorite, such like Campo del Cielo for example,
>> have a black surface.
>> I have here a deeply rusted Campo, I'm planning to remove rust with a
>> sand blasting process.
>> But with this I will obtain a greysh surface, like naked iron, the
>> same color of a slice.
>> Not really a natural color for the exterior of an iron meteorite and
>> also not aestetically pretty, looks too artificial for me.
>> There is something to do for restore the original black color?
>> Or it's better to remove the rust with a traditional steel brush,
>> maybe with a drill ???
>> Tips for mechanical or chemical process are welkomme!!!
>> I can try with the classical NaOh bath, I have also Phosphoric,
>> Citric and Oxalic acid :)
>> Thanks
>> <x>x<x>x<x>
>> Francesco
> Hah good question Francesco. But what is natural color of meteorite at
> all ? Desert sandblasted NWA is not a real looking meteorite? Should I
> paint them black to be looking like a real meteorites ? Poor Dhofars....
> This is what Im fighting long time. Strange stereotype that meteorite
> MUST BE BLACK outside, WHY ?
> When You like Your girlfrend ? When he smile to You with his pretty
> face or when she put ton of Max Factor chemicals on it??
> I have always strange taste, different than most of collectors. For
> me, if specimen have crust must be black or black with rusty patina.
> If meteorite have no more crust like Campo, why to "paint" it to black
> to looks like Sikhote ? Then You will see paint, not Your meteorite. I
> only can imagine what strange things they do to clean Campo and look
> it like that. LOL
> OK now a few tips.
> As I understand Your Campo is a complete specimen ? To remove deep
> rust You must use electrochemical cleaning + brush + small hammer.
> Then You will get mostly cleaned meteorite with BLACK remains of rust
> that will make Your meteorite looks REAL.Then heat it and put alot of
> oil to make it looks fresh and oriented :)
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Received on Thu 24 Nov 2016 06:22:02 PM PST

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