[meteorite-list] Cutting An Iron

From: Mike Miller <meteoritefinder_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2016 10:18:27 -0700
Message-ID: <CAH=f52FHcAsqmu7b90sqGrd70mWYXguFb8P2YYQ5234EKvK2Vw_at_mail.gmail.com>

John could we see the before photos please? Of course you have photos
showing the rock fresh out of the ground? So yes a few photos before it was
cleaned would be a huge help.

On Fri, Jul 1, 2016 at 6:33 PM, John Pierce via Meteorite-list <
meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> wrote:

> Hello All,
> This is my first post here. I joined recently because I found a lovely
> nickel-iron meteorite, and that has spurred my further interest in this
> subject. My meteorite has been confirmed as the real thing by staff of
> the Meteorite Lab at Portland State University, who would like to perform
> classification. It is 11.2 kg, and according to PSU staff, it will be
> only the seventh classified meteorite ever found in the state of Oregon.
> I?ve enjoyed reading these archives, but I haven?t yet been able to find
> answer to my question.
> I?m posting here to ask if anyone has any experience cutting an iron
> meteorite with the CBN blade that is sold by Johnson Brothers Lapidary. They
> advertise it as just the thing for cutting irons. I?m interested to know
> anything about blade life, rim speed, feed rate, and using plain water as a
> coolant/lubricant. For cutting the analysis sample, I have machining
> experience and very suitable tools, except for the blade, which I would
> like to be a circular blade.
> I welcome replies here on the forum, or by private email.
> Kind regards,
> John
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Mike Miller  Kingman Az 86409
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