[meteorite-list] New unpaired CO3.6 Meteorites!

From: Galactic Stone & Ironworks <meteoritemike_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2012 17:07:29 -0400
Message-ID: <CAKBPJW_JT2MSW1G7d80uty-d+Cf087BTyYWi4TX04SWxFpf5ww_at_mail.gmail.com>

Hi John and List,

Those are gorgeous meteorites. And what are the odds of two rare
sub-types being found and classified in succession? I can't recall
two sequential classifications of the same rare sub-type.

It seems that 2012 has been a very interesting year for rare meteorite
types. We have the Sutter's Mill fall (CM2.1?), Katol (igneous
achondrite?), your CO3.6 stones, new CM2's from NWA, and a cornucopia
of assorted achondrites and planetaries. Just go to the Met Bull
database and search for classifications in 2012 and you'll see what I
mean. I keep hearing that the so-called "Saharan Gold Rush of
Meteorites" is over, but you wouldn't know it by looking at the recent
classifications. We might be seeing fewer outstanding specimens
coming out of the NWA area, but the ones we do see are fantastic.

Some of the latecomers might have missed the peak of the NWA Gold
Rush, but it's still a great time to be a collector.

Best regards,


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On 9/15/12, John higgins <geohiggins at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Introducing! NWA 7005 & NWA 7006
> It's not very often such a significant discovery is made in succession,
> sent from outer space, landing on Earth at different times and places, found
> by members of the Berber tribe who are a native nomadic culture and the
> foremost meteorite hunters of North West Africa.
> I have been entrusted with this wonderful opportunity to present, two
> exciting, interesting and ultra rare meteorites recently classified by
> Dr. Anthony J. Irving.
> Two unpaired carbonaceous chondrite type CO3.6 meteorites that are very much
> like the Moss meteorite fall of Norway 2006
> NWA 7005 CO3.6 (Provisional) 225g
> Well-formed small chondrules. Olivine (Fa0.9-37.5; Cr2O3 contents in ferroan
> olivine range from 0.02-0.06 wt.%), orthopyroxene (Fs1.2-9.0Wo0.8-2.9),
> clinopyroxene (Fs1.3Wo39.0; Fs18.1-18.4Wo46.3-47.5), with accessory calcic
> plagioclase, troilite, pentlandite, taenite and altered kamacite. Some
> rounded composite metal+sulfide aggregates. Sparse small CAI composed of
> fine grained spinel, with varying amounts of Mg-ilmenite, grossite and
> corundum; some CAI have Wark-Lovering rims composed of sodalite and
> wollastonite.
> NWA 7006  CO3.6 (Provisional) 335g
> Well-formed small chondrules, mineral fragments and rare CAI in a
> reddish-brown matrix containing minor kamacite and troilite. Olivine
> (Fa0.4-38.6; Cr2O3 contents in ferroan olivine range from 0.02-0.04 wt.%),
> orthopyroxene (Fs4.2-5.7Wo0.8-0.4), clinopyroxene (Fs1.4Wo37.0;
> Fs1.0Wo42.6), with accessory troilite and altered kamacite.
> Don't miss the chance to see them in my eBay store,
> http://www.outerspacerocks.com/
> Sincerely,
> John Higgins IMCA #9822
> email: geohiggins at yahoo.com
> www.outerspacerocks.com
> Have a Great Day!
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