[meteorite-list] Pallasite Crystals
From: Rob Wesel <nakhladog_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2017 23:18:54 -0800
Hi Sean, all
The his has extensively tested ET peridot from Admire and recognize it as unique
I also sell them loose and set in earrings on my website
On January 10, 2017 10:50:58 PM PST, SR Brooks via Meteorite-list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> wrote:
>Hello list, On the subject of fake pallasite crystals being tested.
>If anyone has some authentic olivine peridot from a pallasite that
>could be donated to the GIA the Gemological Institute of America's lab
>to have tested they could find the difference between the terrestrial
>and the meteoric type. They have a lab that studies and tests every
>type of gemstone that exists including man-made simulants and fakes
>and if they haven't already I'm sure they would love to study them and
>come up with a test at no cost other than the donation.
> I'm a gem cutter as well as a meteorite collector and
>enthusiast and have tried to find some unshattered pieces to cut for
>myself. Usually, the person trying to sell me the meteorite material
>has terrestrial gem material trying to be passed off as the pallasite
>olivine for a high price. Luckily because of my gemology and meteorite
>knowledge, I can tell the difference although a sure fire test for
>everyone would be great. If anyone has any they would like to donate
>and have tested ( I'm sure they'd love to work on it ) contact the
>GIA in Carlsbad, CA and maybe they can come up with a test to make it
>easier to separate the two.
> Also if anyone has any unshattered crystals and would
>like to have some material cut I can facet the material and even work
>out a trade type situation to keep it affordable if it helps. Anyway
>just a thought. I may look into it myself.
> Keep on Rockin Rock Heads, Sean Brooks #7781
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Received on Wed 11 Jan 2017 02:18:54 AM PST