[meteorite-list] Odd layered feature in NWAXXX specimen
From: STARSANDSCOPES at aol.com <STARSANDSCOPES_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2008 00:23:44 EDT
Tracy, I am always on the lookout for odd or unusual meteorites in piles of
unclassified. Out of nearly 1000 Kg I have found two stones that match this
description. I don't have any micrographs at the time but I have examined
them in high magnification and they are stone meteorites.
Keep that one, I think that a very different process was at work.
In a message dated 9/30/2008 10:15:12 P.M. Mountain Daylight Time,
meteoriteguy at yahoo.com writes:
Tracy, I have seen this before in extremely old weathered pieces, especially
in iron meteorite shale, the layering is normal.
--- On Tue, 9/30/08, tracy latimer <daistiho at hotmail.com> wrote:
> From: tracy latimer <daistiho at hotmail.com>
> Subject: [meteorite-list] Odd layered feature in NWAXXX specimen
> To: meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com
> Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2008, 10:11 PM
> I was going through a batch of unclassified NWAXXX rocks and
> putting the small ones in mylar baggies for giveaway. One
> of the specimens caught my eye; surface features make it
> seem to have many thin layers, like slate or shale. It is
> attracted to a magnet, so chances are good it really is a
> meteorite and not an erratic that got tossed into the
> hopper, but I am at a loss as to what might naturally
> produce this type of effect. Any ideas?
> Tracy Latimer
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