[meteorite-list] AD: Large Full Slice of NWA 5549 silicated iron

From: David & Kitt Deyarmin <bobadebt_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2009 21:08:42 -0400
Message-ID: <CA19F97A9C6D488D8CC896724202B515_at_David>

I can't answer your question but I must say that fall would make a great
sphere for my collection :)


Jack Schrader schraderj at rocketmail.com
Sat Mar 28 15:12:16 EDT 2009
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Dear list members,

I have relisted the 161.9 gram slice of NWA 5549 (provisional) Algerian
silicated iron and I have drastically reduced the starting bid to the rock
bottom price $3 a gram which is a steal for a professionally prepared
specimen of this truly beautiful silicated iron. For anyone interested:


I received an educational bit of information ( for me as I was not aware of
this fact previously) regarding the silicate inclusions in this as well as
all iron meteorites from the lab doing the classification work on this iron
and I have simply copied the info from the email I received here:

"Basically all silicate inclusions in iron meteorites would be considered
Winonites if they weren't imbedded in iron. I guess basically all winonites
are are very melted chondrites. However, a winonite is a classification
separate to silicated iron. If the winonite is mixed with iron we call it
silicated iron, if separate from the iron, winonite. So they are basically
the same. But you can't call a silicated iron a winonite iron. Historically
they have always been classed separately. What makes winonites rare is that
they rarely fall separate from iron."

  Is this information generally agreed upon? Best wishes, Jack
Received on Sat 28 Mar 2009 09:08:42 PM PDT

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