[meteorite-list] Michael Cottingham's Vigarano on EBay

From: M come Meteorite Meteorites <mcomemeteorite2004_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon Oct 31 17:22:37 2005
Message-ID: <20051031222234.85946.qmail_at_web26207.mail.ukl.yahoo.com>


Vigarano is not hard to find, I have just add a 3.13
gr. http://it.geocities.com/tunguska2004/Vigarano.JPG
piece after the 4.74 piece from Bosch Collection
....The good its the italian meteorites its many hard
to find, the ordinary material easy to find its
Alfianello, but at few time the same material return
rare, its for this I have buy many pieces and its on
hold for future. Now I hope to conclude a trade with a
italian museum and take some Siena, Castrovillari,
Siena, Collescipoli and other.....


--- bernd.pauli_at_paulinet.de ha scritto:

> Michael Cottingham wrote:
> "It has been a while since I have posted a sale!
> Maybe nearly 4 months?
> Anyway, I have jumped back in the saddle and I have
> listed over 500 items
> in my Ebay Store!"
> I couldn't go to Munich, ... too bad! But I found
> ample compensation on Michael's
> EBay page(s): Vigarano specimens with the "Buy It
> Now" option. Here's what Michael
> wrote on EBay:
> "Here is an awesome opportunity to obtain a Very
> Rare Witnessed Fall ...
> An important meteorite to have in any collection.
> This meteorite is one that
> every meteorite collector has heard about... but
> probably does not have in
> their collection!"
> Very true! There are some Allende pieces in my
> collection, an Axtell thin section,
> the very rare anomalous, ungrouped NWA 1465 (see
> David Weir's excellent website
> for some very interesting details regarding NWA
> 1465), a small thin slice of Michel
> Franco's Tioulaoualene CV3 chondrite and three
> slices of Eric Olson's unclassified
> CV3 chondrite with CM2-like, dark inclusions. That's
> it with regard to CV chondrites.
> Michael Cottingham also wrote:
> "I have very little of this to offer. Try and find
> some for sale, and if you do,
> check out the price. The specimens I am offering on
> Ebay will be all gone... fast."
> So true again because there were only three pieces
> left about two hours ago.
> Like Allende, some Vigarano pieces contain so-called
> DIs (= dark inclusions),
> "aggregates" of fayalitic composition and, in the
> case of Vigarano, usually
> totally devoid of any inclusions. But there is one
> remarkable feature according
> to the information in the reference quoted below:
> "an unusual texture comprising a network of arcuate
> bands. Two or more bands
> occur roughly parallel, forming a set of successive
> parallel bands, some cross-
> cutting one another."
> This points towards extensive aqueous activity and
> sedimentary processes
> on the CV chondrite parent body.
> Michael had two very small (0.63 and 0.62 grams)
> pieces on EBay, very small
> but very affordable, and both of these pieces
> sported such a conspicuous DI.
> They are gone and I'll leave it to your imagination
> where they will show up
> soon ;-)
> Reference:
> TOMEOKA K. et al. (1998) Arcuate band texture in a
> dark inclusion from the
> Vigarano CV3 chondrite: Possible evidence for early
> sedimentary processes
> (Meteoritics 33-3, 1998, 519-525).
> Best DI wishes,
> Bernd
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