[meteorite-list] Modern Burnishing

From: Galactic Stone & Ironworks <meteoritemike_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2020 19:41:17 -0400
Message-ID: <CAKBPJW86gpHsxapiM7a_Jo8D902LMYKhp4gpHsTEmDqMMKS6-A_at_mail.gmail.com>

Hi Jason and List,

To put it very scientifically - it looks like fake dog poo. The
practical joke fake poop you used to see advertised in the back of
comic books with itching powder and x-ray specs.

It's very strange, if it's natural.

Best regards,


On 8/14/20, Jason Utas via Meteorite-list
<meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> wrote:
> The photo of Haig shows concave depressions, not bulbous lumps. It?s not
> good photo perspective.
> The closest visual match to this stone would be something like Patos de
> Minas (the octahedrite), but comparing a relatively fresh desert stone with
> fusion crust ? to a fissured, decomposing iron from a much more wet climate
> doesn?t make sense.
> Consensus when this NWA surfaced on Facebook was that it was a broken
> oriented stone, ?creatively? altered to disguise the damage.
> Without a real forensic assessment, I would not feel at all comfortable
> calling it natural. It may technically be ?art.? I don?t think the
> bidders in these auctions know or care either way.
> Jason
> On Thu, Aug 13, 2020 at 10:42 PM Paul Gessler via Meteorite-list <
> meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> wrote:
>> Want everyone's opinion / on this highly unusual morphology.
>> I don't doubt it is a real meteorite at all just that one side looks
>> altered
>> Christies is currently selling it and gives a cryptic explanation for its
>> shape as "Modern burnishing"
>> What the hell does that mean exactly?????
>> they also mention it could be naturally ventifacted.???????????
>> Either way I have never seen anything quite like it in the meteorite
>> world.
>> Anyone else have an explanation ... please chime in on this.
>> https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/deep-impact-lunar-rare-meteorites/evoking-sculpture-ken-price-exotic-meteorite-morphology-nwa-13203-38/82821
>> Thanks
>> Paul Gessler
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Received on Sat 15 Aug 2020 07:41:17 PM PDT

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