[meteorite-list] Modern Burnishing

From: bill k <billkski_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2020 19:29:45 +0000
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It seems they got your attention despite their inaccuate terminology.

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On Friday, August 14, 2020 4:17 AM, Graham Ensor via Meteorite-list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Graham
> 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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