[meteorite-list] Odd meteorite.
From: Rob Lenssen <rlenssen_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2009 13:51:11 +0100
Hi Eric and List,
The pictures of the "odd ones" made me think of a little oriented stone I
bought last year:
Like you, I find it too nice to cut, but have been wondering ever since what
it might be...
I have been thinking LL or achondrite. It has a light achondrite-like
matrix, and the typical cracked fusion crust, but also has a
few rather large (upto 2-3mm) blobs of (magnetic) metal popping out of the
I know HED's, for example polymict Eucrite, also can have free metal, but
this one just looks different.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Meteorites USA" <eric at meteoritesusa.com>
To: "Phil Morgan" <roxfromspace at gmail.com>;
<meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2009 11:31 PM
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Odd meteorite.
> Phil, Hmmm.... Yeah, but I'm still not so sure. It is close.
> The gray-green or blue crackly crust is very similar but there's not many
> high resolution photos of the Sahara 03500 crust. I have an oriented piece
> that I think might be of the same material on my site. Problem is it's
> oriented so I would have to sand a window or CUT it to see the interior
> which I'm not ready to do just yet... hmmmm....
> I've added photos of the oriented piece on the odd meteorite page.
> Are these specimens all the same? SPECIMEN #UNWA004 ORIENTED, SPECIMEN
> #UNWA001, SPECIMEN #UNWA002, SPECIMEN #UNWA003
> I found more photos of the SAHARA 03500:
> Nice photos: http://www.meteoritestudies.com/protected_S03500.HTM
> More photos: http://www.spacerocksinc.com/November_17.html
> Powerpoint presentation - WARNING - must download the ppt file to view:
> Phil Morgan wrote:
>> Hi Eric and Elton,
>> Sure looks an awful lot like Sahara 03500 (Tassa Mahchi) as described
>> and pictured here:
>> What were you guys thinking?
>> Very cool!
>> On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 1:19 PM, Mr EMan <mstreman53 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>> Yes actually but I'll let you decide when and where to announce it if we
>>> are right.
>>> --- On Thu, 3/26/09, Meteorites USA <eric at meteoritesusa.com> wrote:
>>>> From: Meteorites USA <eric at meteoritesusa.com>
>>>> Subject: [meteorite-list] Odd meteorite.
>>>> To: "meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com"
>>>> <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
>>>> Date: Thursday, March 26, 2009, 2:05 PM
>>>> Anyone have a clue?
>>>> Photos, links and articles on other meteorites similar to
>>>> this would be greatly appreciated.
>>>> Specifically I'm looking for info on SPECIMEN #UNWA001
>>>> You can reach me at: 904-236-5394 or contact via email...
>>>> -- Regards,
>>>> Eric Wichman
>>>> Meteorites USA
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