[meteorite-list] Cape York (20-ton Agpalilik)
From: bernd.pauli at paulinet.de <bernd.pauli_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: 14 Sep 2008 20:52:48 UT
and especially those enamored with the Cape York iron meteorite shower
and the intriguing story of the discovery of the various, huge masses!
According to Vagn Buchwald, "no other meteorite has been so intimately
connected with the life and fate of so many people as Cape York."
We all know that Cape York is a "must" for any serious collector of meteorites.
Cape York had long been on my wish list but it wasn't until February 2008 that
I was finally able to acquire an 8.1-gram slice from Mirko Graul. I wanted to
get it it because it was special: one side shows the original sawcut surface!
But *one* thing was still missing: With Cape York irons, we usually associate
a sizable troilite nodule and so I was overjoyed when Mirko offered to the
members of the German equivalent of Meteorite Central a perfect, 61.4 g slice
with a gorgeous troilite nodule smack in the center of that beautiful slice...
.. and I got it! It should be in my mailbox Tuesday or Wednesday and I can
hardly wait to welcome it!
If you want to find out what I mean and make sure I'm not exaggerating, go to
Mirko's EBay offerings. There you'll find its a tad larger "sister slice" but
be careful and do not drool on your computer keyboards ;-)
Received on Sun 14 Sep 2008 04:52:48 PM PDT