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Philip
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posted 08-10-2008 03:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
After almost a decade on collectSPACE, I wonder how many cS forum-members take the name collectSPACE literally...

I mean not the flown hardware but really SPACE.

Some of us have Moondust but are there any "meteorite" collectors among the cS-members?

Myself, I have a few nice "individuals" with fusion crust and ablation shape.

Lunar rock nut
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posted 08-10-2008 08:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunar rock nut   Click Here to Email Lunar rock nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I collect meteorites. I gifted Robert a chip of the N.W.A. 482 Lunar Meteorite a while back.

Terry

David Bryant
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posted 08-11-2008 05:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Bryant   Click Here to Email David Bryant     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I collect them: and sell them too!

I particularly like achondrites and pallasites.

jeffbassett
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posted 08-12-2008 09:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jeffbassett   Click Here to Email jeffbassett     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Collected them since the early 80's. My first few were from Robert Haag, I have quite a large collection now including a moon meteorite.

I have given talks in the local school systems, local science centers as well for the University of Toledo and last November at Glenn Research Center. Love to let people hold them in hand while giving an overhead slide show on the history, types and general information on them.

Went out on my birthday one night to see a great natural fireworks show going on, the Perseids. Then caught an article in Discovery Magazine on Haag. The two at once piqued my interest in the hobby. Been collecting since then.

Philip
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posted 08-12-2008 12:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can still see the Perseids this evening and tomorrow, look North towards the "W-shaped" constellation Cassipeia.

cosmos-walter
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posted 08-12-2008 01:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cosmos-walter   Click Here to Email cosmos-walter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I also have some nice meteorites in my collection. There are some fantastic Sikhote Alins and a few lunar meteorites. As for lunar meteorites I prefer slices which are big enough for nicely showing their texture - preferably full slices.

Best regards from Salzburg,
Walter

Ben
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posted 08-12-2008 03:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ben   Click Here to Email Ben     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a small collection of seven meteorites, but I don't actively seek to expand the collection. I just wanted to have a few as part of my "been in space" theme :-)

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-12-2008 04:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Lunar rock nut:
I gifted Robert a chip of the N.W.A. 482 Lunar Meteorite a while back.
Indeed you did Terry, and thanks again. I have a few meteorites: a few medium-size chunks of Canyon Diablo and a small sample of Zagami martian meteorite dust.

The "space" material that really interests me though are the samples brought back to Earth by humans and man-made robots. Apollo and Lunokhod lunar dust are the only legal examples I can think of but I would jump at the opportunity to own a small fragment of a Genesis wafer or aerogel from Stardust.

Larry McGlynn
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posted 08-12-2008 05:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Folks,

Are there any serious meteorite collectors up in the New England area?

Please contact me at mcglynn@aol.com. I have been contacted by Arts and Antiques about doing an article on meteorites collecting.

Thanks,

Larry McGlynn

David Bryant
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posted 08-12-2008 06:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Bryant   Click Here to Email David Bryant     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Clear skies... No Moon.... No Perseids!

Well: about one every ten minutes here in Norfolk, UK.

Whizzospace
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posted 08-12-2008 09:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Whizzospace   Click Here to Email Whizzospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just a little sample of the "Chaco" from Argentina, and some fused bits from Barringer, AZ.

Philip
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posted 08-13-2008 04:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
BIS Spaceflight magazine October 2008 will have articles on Asteroids etc...

I did see a few long streaking Perseids, so that made my day

Lou Chinal
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posted 08-13-2008 11:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lou Chinal   Click Here to Email Lou Chinal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There was a pretty good show over N.Y. in the early morning hours of Aug.12.

-Lou

davidcwagner
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posted 08-13-2008 08:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for davidcwagner   Click Here to Email davidcwagner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As part of my Lunar & Planetary Geology class in 1974 I got to collect some Canyon Diablo meteorites at Meteor Crater in Arizona. Our guide was Gene Shoemaker. I got the find of the day which was a little larger than a golf ball.

David

Philip
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posted 08-14-2008 03:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That must have been a fine day David!

I also visited Barringer crater, or "Meteor" crater, but it should be "Meteorite" crater

jeffbassett
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posted 08-19-2008 08:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jeffbassett   Click Here to Email jeffbassett     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well... on the naming of the crater, I guess you could consider which came first to the grounds, the crater from the meteor or the meteorites. lol

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-19-2008 08:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The name may be more the product of a trademark than a scientific classification. The crater itself, identified as Barringer Meteorite Crater, is owned by the Barringer Crater Company, whereas the visitor center (and RV Park) nearby is owned by Meteor Crater Enterprises, a separate company.

Philip
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posted 08-19-2008 02:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Some people e-mailed me on collecting/buying meteorites. Without elaborating too much I can only say buy your meteorites from an IMCA member.

David Bryant
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posted 08-23-2008 03:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Bryant   Click Here to Email David Bryant     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Philip:
Without elaborating too much I can only say buy your meteorites from an IMCA member.
Which I am! LOL!

David Bryant
www.spacerocksuk.com

Philip
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posted 08-25-2008 03:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great to see some expertise in this field on collectSPACE.

Lunar rock nut
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posted 08-25-2008 07:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunar rock nut   Click Here to Email Lunar rock nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by David Bryant:
I particularly like achondrites and pallasites.
Achondrites contain the oldest star stuff in the solar system. I like them too.

Terry

David Bryant
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posted 08-25-2008 11:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Bryant   Click Here to Email David Bryant     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Lunar rock nut:
Achondrites contain the oldest star stuff in the solar system.
No disrespect, Terry: I believe you're thinking of carbonaceous chondrites, some of which are close to 5 billion years old. Achondrites are planetary in origin, and are generally younger even than chondrites and iron meteorites.

tegwilym
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posted 08-25-2008 01:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recently subscribed to 'Astronomy' magazine. A couple weeks after sending my payment I got a little padded envelope in the mail. I found that it was a neat little bonus from the magazine. A small chunk of a meteorite!

tom

Larry McGlynn
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posted 08-25-2008 02:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Folks,

Are there any serious meteorite collectors up in the New England area?

Please contact me at mcglynn@aol.com. I have been contacted by Arts and Antiques about doing an article on meteorites collecting.

Thanks,

Larry McGlynn

Philip
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posted 09-09-2008 05:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
20 years of the International Meteor Organization (IMO).

David Stephenson
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posted 09-13-2008 03:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Stephenson   Click Here to Email David Stephenson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I collect meteorites too. The last one i bought was an Ureilite.

mikepf
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posted 09-18-2008 06:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikepf   Click Here to Email mikepf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I havce a few small pieces of Canyon Diablo meteorite. A few years ago I made a wooden walking stick with an owl shaped head that I incorporated into the fabrication many of my interests. I used a couple of small flakes of the Diablo meteorite for the eyes. Fascinating stuff, but I need to learn more about the subject. It's bad enough to be known for having Space in my head, but Rocks too?

Mikie

Lunar rock nut
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posted 09-19-2008 06:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunar rock nut   Click Here to Email Lunar rock nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a nice ring made from the gibeon iron meteorite and aorund forty give or take specimens. Mikie you need some rocks in that head so if someone shakes it at least it will rattle.

Terry

Philip
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posted 11-10-2008 11:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
miga Research and Development: Meteorite Display Systems

uk spacefan
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posted 11-13-2008 04:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for uk spacefan   Click Here to Email uk spacefan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have one meteorite called a Nantan meteorite from a province in China. Researchers have found a type of phosphorus in these types of meteorites that may have links to, or may even have triggered life on Earth.

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