[meteorite-list] Paleo EL3 Surface Features

From: dellenit at aon.at <dellenit_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2007 07:07:00 +0100 (CET)
Message-ID: <1173420420.45f0f984058b8_at_webmail.aon.at>

Hi Gary,

this is NO fusion crust at all. It is also from weathering. (cumulated iron oxide, inside former cracks) !


----- Original von: "Gary K. Foote" <gary at webbers.com>:

> Hi Phil,

Here's a pic of el3 with patches of fusion crust;



> Please forgive the similar posting, but my original title
> wasn't very
> descriptive and I have a couple of new questions. Note also
> that I didn't
> intend to diss the discussion about "flat flying window
> crashers". I've
> forgotten all the calculations being applied but it's
> interesting to hear
> the analysis.
> I never thought this EL3 was very visually interesting, but
> I'm getting a
> kick out of it so again please excuse my curiosity.
> BTW, I've received one vote for the EL3 family and one for a
> furnace
> clinker. Gary, thanks for the photo. I have some of the
> brownish pieces as
> well but this one seems different. Might be the blue part -
> or a furnace
> clinker.
> So what does the exterior of these paleo EL3s look like if
> anything
> interesting at all? I believe it was Michael Cottingham who
> had some
> advertised on e-bay with fusion crust. Might be have fusion
> crust, leached
> rind, and nothing?
> Norbert Kammel has a ferrocrete Wolfe Crater impactite
> described as limonite
> deposited from solution. Looks very similar to the exteroir
> of the item in
> question and as I understand it (but could very well be
> wrong), the
> mechanics could have been similar.
> http://www.rocksonfire.com/met-ex-iw22.htm
> Here are links to my original pictures again. Any further
> comments?
> 20x interior
> http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c57/pkmorgan/postingpics/wha
> t.jpg
> Here is the whole thing. The pebbles stuck would seem to be a
> mini version
> of the cobble conglomerate:
> http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c57/pkmorgan/EL3/EL3macro.jp
> g
> And here is what those shiny areas look like up close (again
> 20x):
> http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c57/pkmorgan/EL3/EL3a.jpg
> http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c57/pkmorgan/EL3/EL3b.jpg
> Thanks again and regards to all,
> Phil
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