[meteorite-list] removal

From: Donna Royal <royalart_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:01:36 2004
Message-ID: <3D1DE93C.D5134C26_at_mindspring.com>

Please remove me from the list.

Thank you,
Donna Royal

Tracy Latimer wrote:

> I've recently started branching out from meteorites (to the alarm of my
> husband!) to semi-precious gemstones. I prefer the obscure ones, and
> thought I'd found a winner when I came across "mawsitsit", a
> chromium-rich relative of jade from Burma. The advertising copy on the
> website says that the mineral components of mawsitsit are found in some
> meteorites and also goes by the trade name of "Kosmochlor". Has anyone
> ever heard of this? I don't doubt that traces of the mineral might occur
> in meteorites, but not in useable quantities, i.e, make gems out of
> it. The only "green" meteorites I know of are Tatahouine and Bluff (b),
> and of course everyone's favorite, the "emerald" meteorite!
> Chemical composition of the stone is NaCrSi2O6 (Ureyite) and NaAlSi3O8
> (Albite) mixed together. The ureyite is what is supposed to be in
> meteorites, as a very dark green, almost black, mineral. Hmmm...
> Tracy Latimer
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Received on Sat 29 Jun 2002 01:07:07 PM PDT

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