[meteorite-list] Meteorite preservation question
From: Anthony Tomaselli <jellyphish_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2013 15:12:59 -0500
Do yourself a favor and buy a dehumidifier and a humidity gauge.
Depending on where you live, depends on how much you?ll have to run it. I
live in Jersey so mine runs late spring to early fall when humidity is
over 40% in my ?Moon Room?. Pieces I have etched 20 years ago have not a
sign of rust! Even a huge chunk of crappy Nantan (iron, not shale) I have
stays nice. I also have a nice piece of Morasko that had a vug in it that
just kept rusting. Cut it off and the rest has never rusted since.
Hope that helps.
Cheers and Happy New Year!
On 12/31/13, 1:19 PM, "Andr? Moutinho" <moutinho at gmail.com> wrote:
>I am trying to find a better method to preserve iron and pallasite
>slices from rusting. I currently use that standard plastic box with
>silica and a good closing tape. The silica remains unsaturated for
>about 6-12 months and after this time I need to replace it. Does
>anyone here tried a closing method such as glue to prevent any
>moisture to get into the box and eliminating the annoying 6-12 months
>I still have 2 small Bendego 2.43g and 5.15g slices available. Also
>have some new Campinorte shale never available to the market.
>Happy New Year
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Received on Tue 31 Dec 2013 03:12:59 PM PST