[meteorite-list] Modern Burnishing

From: Graham Ensor <graham.ensor_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2020 10:17:19 +0100
Message-ID: <CAJkn+kaXRKZmuaKDn_TjR=BsBO5_rEHk_7K7WPozN4f3skq_9Q_at_mail.gmail.com>

I saw that too Paul. I think I saw it once before a while back, being
offered. I have never seen this shaping before either. Very unusual, but I
would guess it must be terrestrial weathering influenced by some sort of
internal structure...e.g. perhaps melt. I took the phrase "modern
burnishing" to be that it had been cleaned in some way to remove
caliche....but a vague description.


On Fri, Aug 14, 2020 at 6:42 AM Paul Gessler via Meteorite-list <
meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> wrote:

> Want everyone's opinion / on this highly unusual morphology.
> I don't doubt it is a real meteorite at all just that one side looks
> altered
> Christies is currently selling it and gives a cryptic explanation for its
> shape as "Modern burnishing"
> What the hell does that mean exactly?????
> they also mention it could be naturally ventifacted.???????????
> Either way I have never seen anything quite like it in the meteorite world.
> Anyone else have an explanation ... please chime in on this.
> https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/deep-impact-lunar-rare-meteorites/evoking-sculpture-ken-price-exotic-meteorite-morphology-nwa-13203-38/82821
> Thanks
> Paul Gessler
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