[meteorite-list] Why are Esquel slices Transparent Blue?

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed Feb 15 20:18:59 2006
Message-ID: <200602160117.k1G1HFN00546_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>

> http://www.arizonaskiesmeteorites.com/AZ_Skies_Links/Stony_Irons/index.html

I thought you were referring to the color of the olivine crystals, but the
crystals in this photo are the typical red/orange color you'd expect for any
pallasite. The blue color is being reflected by the polished metal portion
of the pallasite, and the source of the blue color could be something as
simple as the sky, or a blue wall in the room. The meteorite itself
it not blue.

Ron Baalke
Received on Wed 15 Feb 2006 08:17:15 PM PST

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