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Old Stuff
« on: July 15, 2018, 03:41:26 AM »
I’m into old things. Doing a degree in classical archaeology and ancient history, old stuff is my bag. For birthdays and xmas Marital Unit has taken to buying me really old stuff (probably in a vague attempt to stop me feeling old).

It’s a small collection, but it’s interesting.

Everything is labelled apart from the Ammonite, which although old, isn’t the oldest thing there.

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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2018, 11:48:21 AM »
I’m into old things. Doing a degree in classical archaeology and ancient history, old stuff is my bag. For birthdays and xmas Marital Unit has taken to buying me really old stuff (probably in a vague attempt to stop me feeling old).

It’s a small collection, but it’s interesting.

Everything is labelled apart from the Ammonite, which although old, isn’t the oldest thing there.



Ahh, I see you have a sample of the Sikhote-Alin meteorite which fell on Siberia Feb. 12, 1947 (when I was 6 days old). I have a number of pieces of this meteorite along with two of the stamps which marked the ten year anniversary of the fall in 1957. Meteorite collecting is addicting, and one will lead to more. Over time I've gotten a pretty good collection of famous meteorites and ones of every class of space rock that I could get my hands on. But, man Have they gotten expensive!
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2018, 12:25:45 PM »
Ahh, I see you have a sample of the Sikhote-Alin meteorite which fell on Siberia Feb. 12, 1947 (when I was 6 days old). I have a number of pieces of this meteorite along with two of the stamps which marked the ten year anniversary of the fall in 1957. Meteorite collecting is addicting, and one will lead to more. Over time I've gotten a pretty good collection of famous meteorites and ones of every class of space rock that I could get my hands on. But, man Have they gotten expensive!

They are so very tactile, they feel unlike anything I had felt before, and yes I feel it is the start of an expensive collection!
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2018, 01:22:44 PM »
They are so very tactile, they feel unlike anything I had felt before, and yes I feel it is the start of an expensive collection!

If you decide to get into meteorite collecting, I recommend the book "Rocks From Space" by O. Richard Norton. Despite the title, it's a serious and comprehensive book that will teach you much. My biggest piece is a two pound hunk of the Campo Del Cielo meteorite.
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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2018, 03:54:18 PM »
If you decide to get into meteorite collecting, I recommend the book "Rocks From Space" by O. Richard Norton. Despite the title, it's a serious and comprehensive book that will teach you much. My biggest piece is a two pound hunk of the Campo Del Cielo meteorite.

Thank you! That’s a big hunk of rock!
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Re: Old Stuff
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2018, 03:35:08 PM »
I miss "Meteorite Men", a very cool and in the field science show.



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« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2018, 12:58:40 PM »
Meteorite Men was a fun show although their technique ensured they would only find meteorites with high iron content. There are many classes of meteorites with little or no iron (e.g. carbonaceous, Howardite, eucrite and diogenite) that would go undetected only using metal detectors. Still it was a very enjoyable show. I hope it comes back.
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« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2018, 01:34:00 PM »
Meteorite Men was a fun show although their technique ensured they would only find meteorites with high iron content. There are many classes of meteorites with little or no iron (e.g. carbonaceous, Howardite, eucrite and diogenite) that would go undetected only using metal detectors. Still it was a very enjoyable show. I hope it comes back.

I doubt it'll be back, but your observation is spot on.

I think you might really enjoy (I did) this book on the field:

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It has a really interesting history in the first part on the Winslow, Az. "Meteor Crater" attraction.

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"Starman" was filmed there...

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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2018, 02:00:25 PM »
Thanks for the book tip, sounds good. I'll check the used book sites for it. I read the preview on Amazon and I liked it.

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« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2018, 02:12:27 PM »
Thanks for the book tip, sounds good. I'll check the used book sites for it. I read the preview on Amazon and I liked it.

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« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2018, 03:11:18 PM »
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That's a beauty, yours?



Yup. That's my two pound hunk of Campo Del Cielo.

BTW, if you can find a copy of "The Robert Haag meteorite collection" by all means grab it. It's pure meteorite porn. Bob is known as "The Meteorite Man" and is legendary for his collecting exploits.

http://www.meteorites.com/index.html
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« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2018, 04:12:36 PM »
Yup. That's my two pound hunk of Campo Del Cielo.

BTW, if you can find a copy of "The Robert Haag meteorite collection" by all means grab it. It's pure meteorite porn. Bob is known as "The Meteorite Man" and is legendary for his collecting exploits.

http://www.meteorites.com/index.html

Thanks for that, I'll do some digging!

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« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2018, 05:18:19 PM »
Thanks for that, I'll do some digging!

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Pallasites are beautiful. It's not known how they form. I have a sample of the Brahin Pallasite which is easily broken.

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Re: Old Stuff
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2018, 08:39:30 AM »
She's a beauty alright.

Having stuff from "out there" is the ultimate form of collecting geology!

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« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2018, 12:39:15 PM »
She's a beauty alright.

Having stuff from "out there" is the ultimate form of collecting geology!

Yep. Bob Haag says it's doing space travel without leaving Earth. Some of my favorite samples are of the HED group (Howardite Eucrite and Diogenite. They have been proven to come from the asteroid 4 Vesta, second largest asteroid after Ceres.


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