[meteorite-list] The Eagle Has Landed, "Oued Bourdim" New Eagle Station Pallasite!
From: Ruben Garcia <rubengarcia85382_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2015 05:05:35 -0700
Hello meteorite/pallasite enthusiasts,
I am proud to introduce Oued Bourdim (provisional name) It's a New
Eagle Station Pallasite and it's just been submitted for Nom-Com
Wikipedia says this about Eagle Station pallasites, "The Eagle Station
grouplet (abbreviated PES - Pallasite Eagle Station) is a set of
pallasite meteorite specimens that don't fit into any of the defined
pallasite groups. In meteorite classification five meteorites have to
be found, so they can be defined as their own group. Currently only
four Eagle Station type meteorites have been found."
Thanks to Dr Laurence Garvie (ASU) Dr John Wasson (UCLA) Dr H.
Chennaoui Aoudjehane and Dr Karen Ziegler (UNM) this was true until
Oued Bourdim (provisional name) Is the fifth Eagle Station pallasite
to be discovered and was just submitted for classification approval.
Once this meteorite is classified Eagle Station will become a proper
I purchased all there was - a total of nearly 400 grams - from
Moroccan dealers over a three year period, in the form of small
individuals. Already much of it has disappeared into Museum/University
and private collections. I have only 140 grams of nice specimens for
sale here. These individuals are small and range from about .250 grams
to 9 grams, but just because these meteorites are small doesn't mean
they're not awesome!
This meteorite has everything going for it, beauty, rarity, and low
TKW not to mention it has the distinction of being Eagle Station # 5 -
finally making PES a proper pallasite group.
Have you ever tried to purchase ANY Eagle Station Pallasite type? If
so, you already know it's not easy to do - there is none on the
private market for sale. It won't be long before this is all gone too!
Institution trades are always welcome, but hurry while there is still
a selection to choose from.
Please check below for available specimens and prices.
-- Rock On! Ruben Garcia http://www.MrMeteorite.comReceived on Thu 08 Jan 2015 07:05:35 AM PST