[meteorite-list] Lots of Gold and Meteorites on Heritage Auctions
From: Robert Verish <bolidechaser_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2017 08:40:16 +0000 (UTC)
I meant to include the following information in my last message:?
The other Lunar meteorite from Western Sahara in this auction is NWA 10986 (Lunar, highlands feldspathic impact-melt breccia).
And?if you have any?questions about this Lunar, the answers?can be found here?in the Met Bull Database:
Additional information is also on Randy Korotev's website (with images from Sarah Roberts) here:
Sarah Roberts and her colleagues have found this Lunar meteorite so interesting that they have published two papers:
Having in a collection?a Lunar meteorite that has 2 papers published about it, is considered to be a premium by collectors.
On ?Friday?, ?November? ?03?, ?2017? ?12?:?40?:?58? ?AM, Robert Verish via Meteorite-list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> wrote:
Thank you, Peter, for posting again (for a?2nd time)?the link to the MBD entry for the La'gad meteorite.?
It was a simple, but polite, way to point out that all of the questions that have been asked about this meteorite have their answers in that entry.
It shouldn't be necessary, but now that the dust-up has settled,?I feel compelled to clear away any lingering?misconceptions:
there is no question, this is the La'gad meteorite
there is no question who the classifier is, nor what is?the classification
there is no question who found this meteorite, or where?it was?found
there is no question who owns this meteorite
there is no question at all about the provenance of this meteorite
there is no question that this is the main-mass of the La'gad meteorite.
The stone in the auction weighs 171grams and has had a sample cut from it, other wise it would weigh 186.24grams. This matches the MBD entry.
Having the stone called-out in the MBD and having it be the main-mass, and having the type-specimen be from that mass, is a premium for collectors.
Having the coords recorded in the MBD and having a name (like La'gad)?and not a number?is a premium for collectors, as well.
Taking everything into consideration, this?Lunar would be a positive addition to?any collection. ?
On ?Thursday?, ?November? ?02?, ?2017? ?06?:?18?:?45? ?PM, Peter Marmet via Meteorite-list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> wrote:
Adam Hupe wrote via Meteorite-list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>:
> La'gad doesn't show up in the Meteoritical Bulletin. What institution or scientist examined this exact specimen or is it unofficial or self-paired?
Received on Fri 03 Nov 2017 04:40:16 AM PDT