[meteorite-list] Silver stuff on the West?

From: John Gwilliam <jkg2_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2009 17:13:05 -0700
Message-ID: <20090323001313.FTPC13097.fed1rmmtao102.cox.net_at_fed1rmimpo03.cox.net>

Here's an idea about the "silver" blotches on some of the West
meteorites. Could it be pure nickel? I don't know if it's possible
for metallic particles in meteorites to consist of mostly
nickel. Are all iron/nickel blebs a homogeneous mix of the two
metals? The color of this "silver" blotching looks a lot like matte
nickel plating that is often found on firearms and some plumbing fixtures.

Just a thought.



At 10:19 PM 3/19/2009, McCartney Taylor wrote:
>I have found another specimen with a pronounced silver 'line'
>I really don't know what to make of it. In this new piece, its like
>its a silver blob that melted and oozed out of the tiny gash in the
>stone. I'm disinclined now to a post fall chemical reaction. Do
>take note of the oxidation effect the rain had on the stone.
>There is another specimen with silver 'blotches' on this page, the
>29.5g piece.
>Any good theories out there?
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John Gwilliam

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and go through life thinking they hit a triple.
Received on Sun 22 Mar 2009 08:13:05 PM PDT

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