[meteorite-list] Stability of Sericho (Habaswein)

From: Rob Wesel <nakhladog_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 04 Dec 2017 09:58:34 -0800
Message-ID: <598E214F-C790-4A04-ADC9-6C42B8D69EA8_at_comcast.net>

Not true

I have been selling Sericho since July. The first pieces were expertly prepared by one of the best in the industry and rusted. I switched cutters to one who uses chemical cleaning, galvanic cleaning, high polish and etch, and top quality sealant. Since then there has been one rusted endcut (of hundreds) and it had been wrapped in bubble wrap for two months while lost in the mail in uncertain conditions. I Have handled hundreds of pounds and I say the exact opposite. Buy quality prepared sealed specimens and you'll be fine.

Not sure what Adam's experience is with this Pallasite but mine is as extensive as possible in it's short cut life. Hundreds of pieces, 2 with rust. Mike Farmer has a lot of experience with this sliced as well.

On December 4, 2017 9:14:43 AM PST, Adam Hupe via Meteorite-list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> wrote:
>My advice is to stay away from any sliced pieces with a lacquer or
>clear-coat surface. It is sign that shortcuts were taken in its
>preparation. Proper polishing reduces the surface area on cut pieces
>any meteorite aiding in the prevention of "lawrencite disease." Not
>only that, these coatings will accelerate the deterioration process by
>trapping moisture. It is important to store this material in low
>humidity environments with plenty of air circulation. Also, exposure
>direct sunlight will cause the crystals to darken with time.
>A lot of collectors are in the wait and see mode since there are
>metric tons of this material available. The lowest price I have seen
>around 46 cents a gram for a recently sold piece on eBay.
>Happy Collecting,
>On 12/2/2017 5:14 AM, Andrey via Meteorite-list wrote:
>> Hello Dear List Members,
>> Just a small question to new Sericho (was Habaswein) Kenya pallasite
>> owners, dealers, cutters: how stable is it?
>> From my own experience I noticed its extreme degree of instability,
>> similar to Admire or even more... Is this unlucky piece, just
>> or is it really so?
>> Thanks in advance for your answers,
>> Andrey,
>> IMCA#6240
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Rob Wesel
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Received on Mon 04 Dec 2017 12:58:34 PM PST

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