[meteorite-list] Stinky Meteorite

From: Greg Catterton <star_wars_collector_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2009 17:07:43 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <307653.74539.qm_at_web46409.mail.sp1.yahoo.com>

Perhaps its the first "Urineite"...
I have had a few that had a rotten egg like smell, but never urine.

Greg C.

--- On Sat, 6/20/09, Meteorites USA <eric at meteoritesusa.com> wrote:

> From: Meteorites USA <eric at meteoritesusa.com>
> Subject: [meteorite-list] Stinky Meteorite
> To: "meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com" <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
> Date: Saturday, June 20, 2009, 7:49 PM
> Hi List,
> Don't laugh! This is weird...
> While slicing some unclassified chondrite meteorites I
> noticed one meteorite that was particularly odoriferous. I
> don't really want to say "what" this piece smells like as I
> don't know if it's appropriate list content. Let's just say
> that dogs lift their leg to fire hydrants, and maybe,
> sometime in the past, this stone just happened to be in the
> wrong place at the wrong time.
> The smell was super intense while cutting. At first I
> didn't know where it was coming from, then when I finished
> the cut, I actually smelled the stone to see if that's where
> the odor was originating. Sure enough! Yuck!
> I've cleaned the stone throughly. No amount of cleaning
> will remove the smell. It's definitely coming from within
> the meteorite itself.
> Has anyone else had any of their NWA stone meteorites that
> smell really bad?
> -- Regards,
> Eric Wichman
> Meteorites USA
> http://www.meteoritesusa.com
> 904-236-5394
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Received on Sat 20 Jun 2009 08:07:43 PM PDT

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