[meteorite-list] New Desert Iron - Etch Pattern!
From: Michael Farmer <meteoriteguy_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 08:00:04 -0700 (PDT)
Guys, don't get me wrong, I bought a multi-kilo piece of this meteorite month ago, it is fantastic. However, I feel that paying $30,000 for a 10 kilo piece just out of the desert from a wholesaler is too much. They said it was oriented because it had a flow line! I have seen well over 100 kilos of pieces. It is clearly NOT Ziz, as I have owned many pieces of Ziz. It is a fantastic iron, and I am glad to have a nice piece.
If the price comes down a bit, then I would be an enthusiastic buyer.
--- On Mon, 9/15/08, Martin Altmann <altmann at meteorite-martin.de> wrote:
> From: Martin Altmann <altmann at meteorite-martin.de>
> Subject: [meteorite-list] New Desert Iron - Etch Pattern!
> To: Meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com
> Date: Monday, September 15, 2008, 7:05 AM
> Hi Darryl,
> I have to agree,
> and that not only because I have still some for sale.
> The new irons are great, in many respects.
> Yesterday Svend Buhl published on his page an expertly
> prepared - by Mark
> Jost - cut surface of the new iron.
> Now look at that!
> Isn't that a fantastic silicated iron?
> To me it is as beautiful as Zagora, isn't it?
> I guess, now the case can be closed, that it could be Ziz.
> The scarcity of desert irons is more than evident.
> We arrived at NWA-number 5000, but the Bulletin-Database
> has only 9 (nine)
> Oman 2500 finds, one single iron among them.
> That is also reason, why desert irons, with the exception
> of small Tazas
> (larger Taza seems to be paid higher, because they are more
> difficult to
> were rel. highly paid, more expensive as the mass locales.
> But, aside the appealing interior, the main thing, which
> makes these new
> irons so attractive, are the regmaglypts and the
> The possibilities for a collector, to get in complete
> specimens, displaying
> such detailed and well preserved regmaglypts at an
> affordable price or even
> at all, are somewhat limited.
> - First and foremost, of course: Sikhote-Alin.
> - Taza
> - Ziz (but meanwhile very difficult to find)
> - Glorieta Mountain
> and more don't come to my mind.
> So seen on the one hand, the rarity of desert irons
> and the quality of the new irons,
> I would say, it is really an exciting recovery.
> (and if I keep the price developments of desert irons in
> past and the price
> ranges of the few fine regmaglypted alternatives in mind, I
> would say at
> such a price, no matter, whether there will surface more or
> rather a "yes please!", than a "no thanks!).
> -----Urspr?ngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: meteorite-list-bounces at meteoritecentral.com
> [mailto:meteorite-list-bounces at meteoritecentral.com] Im
> Auftrag von Darryl
> Gesendet: Montag, 15. September 2008 14:15
> An: meteoriteguy at yahoo.com
> Cc: meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com
> Betreff: [meteorite-list] DESERT IRONS / Re: the denver
> I respectfully disagree with Mike's comment below.
> It would seem to me that the scarcity of desert irons
> (e.g., the
> miniscule total known weight as well as with the paucity of
> events) necessarily results in desert irons being one of
> the better
> bargains of the day. Given the extremely modest supply,
> confident in years hence we will wistfully recall we could
> purchased among the last large desert irons for $2-3/g.
> Frankly, I'm still smarting over the fact that twenty
> years ago I
> could have purchased even more Gibeons at $18/kg.
> Yes, I'm a buyer of desert irons and I will buy more.
> All best,
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Received on Mon 15 Sep 2008 11:00:04 AM PDT