[meteorite-list] Chalyabinsk rusting

From: Michael Farmer <mike_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 6 May 2013 16:25:27 +0300
Message-ID: <6DE30505-1364-424E-82D7-619279A7A93C_at_meteoriteguy.com>

Yes, months of melting snow and rains tend to oxidize meteorites.
Why do you think I rushed over there in the snow and got all I could?
The pre-melt material is exquisite.
The newly found is still quite nice and some are nearly flawless still, but many show mild to moderate oxidation.
Michael Farmer

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On May 6, 2013, at 4:22 PM, Derek Yoost <mineral at optonline.net> wrote:

> I've been noteing that on ebay, that the Chalyabinsk offered is alot more rusty than the material that was recovered right after the fall.
> Thanks, Derek.
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Received on Mon 06 May 2013 09:25:27 AM PDT

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