[meteorite-list] More on Mayo Belwa

From: Zelimir.Gabelica at uha.fr <Zelimir.Gabelica_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2009 08:52:39 +0200
Message-ID: <20090614085239.gbp6v9ee674k008g_at_w3mail.univ-mulhouse.fr>

Hi MIchael,

I got my first Mayo Belwa from Bob Haag at the Denver show 1994. It
was a 1.47 g fragment with a polished window and about 30% crust.

I sold it in 2005 when I acquired, as upgrade, a superb 3.91 g full
slice, 40x27x1.5 mm (but no apparent crust around) from Sergey
Vasiliev (I believe in Ensisheim).

The 40x27 mm surface is even more spectacular in color & clast
contrast than Cumberland Falls.

Short description from my collection catalog:
"dominant gray with lots of white clasts, some cracks/holes"...

Unfortunately no pic on hand.



Dark Matter <freequarks at gmail.com> a ??crit??:

> Hello Michael,
> I have a 6g+ fragment of Mayo Belwa.
> Here's a pic.
> http://www.geocities.com/planetwhy/mayobelwa.jpg
> best,
> Martin
> On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 6:12 PM, Michael Blood<mlblood at cox.net> wrote:
>> Thanks to Mike G. for the following:
>> -----
>> " Mayo is a witnessed fall aubrite and the majority of it sits in the
>> Nigerian Geological Survey Office. ?Relatively little is in
>> collections. ?US Nat His in Washington has less than 200 grams and
>> American Nat His in New York has about 600. ?The Chicago Field Museum
>> only has 15 grams...... it's one of those obscure falls of a single
>> stone and the main mass is locked up. ?You can probably count the
>> private dealers in the entire world with this fall on one hand."
>> -----------------
>> ? ? ? ?While the bulk of this post is, to the best of my knowledge,
>> Accurate, there is only one other dealer has ANY and she got it from me!
>> trade over a decade ago from a fellow with excellent reputation who dealt
>> with the few "honest" dealers out there (there were only about 6 in
>> Those days). Several have contacted me to inform me she had this .6g piece,
>> But I already knew that. All of this happened so very long ago, I had no
>> Idea the value of the piece I had.
>> ? ? ? ?However, I now have a 2 gram specimen that came from the Oscar
>> Monnig Collection at TCU and INCLUDES THE CARD that came with it.
>> If anyone has any interest or any idea what it is worth or would like to see
>> The photo, please contact me off list.
>> ? ? ? ?Best wishes, Michael
>>> From: Michael Blood <mlblood at cox.net>
>>> Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 15:12:18 -0700
>>> To: Meteorite List <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
>>> Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Mayo Belwa Q
>>> ?Re: Mayo Belwa
>>> ? ? Please contact me off list if you have any for sale or know
>>> Anyone who does.....
>>> ? ? ? ? Do you know why it is so very scarce and why it costs
>>> So much?
>>> ? ? ? ? RSVP
>>> ? ? ? ? Thanks, Michael
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