Wednesday, 28 July 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 7:00 AM
Blaine ReedP.O. Box 1141Delta, CO 81416Ph/fax: (970) 874-1487
July 27, 2010
Dear Collectors,I have been so overwhelmed with things around here that I completely forgot that the Creede show dates were changed shortly after I re-signed up for it at the end of last year's show. It is actually August 6-8th, not this weekend (thankfully, I am completely unprepared for a show this weekend. Linda is still not recovered enough from her recent surgery to come along and help if it were this weekend, so I would be on my own - though Mike Martinez, who is visiting right now, was willing to extend his vacation and come along to help if need be).Any way, this offering is probably the simplest I have ever had. I usually like to have some kind of description with each specimen (not really sure if that helps or is just clutter to potential buyers though). Mike typed these in to the computer for me while I worked on other things yesterday and I never got the chance to add any comments since. So - feel free to contact me and ask if you need further details on any specimen you are interested in.
BONDOCK, Philippines: Mesosiderite. Found 195617.6 gram slice - 39mm x 21mm x 6mm - $70 - mostly silicate.
CADDO COUNTY, Oklahoma: Silicated iron. Found 1987. Tkw = 18kg.a) 8.58 gram slice - 32mm x 17mm x 2mm - $130 - mostly iron, nice etch!b) 9.0 gram slice - 40mm x 30mm x 2mm - $200 - super silicate rich.
CLEO SPRINGS, Oklahoma: (H4). Found 1960. Tkw = 24kg.76.7 gram slice - 70mm x 30mm x 13mm - $130
COONANA, S. Australia: (H4). Found 196414.2 gram cut fragment - 35mm x 20mm x 8mm - $55 - this has been "repaired" (a corner glued back on), but it does not show on the polished face at all.
DALGETY DOWNS, Western Australia: (L4). Found 19418.1 gram slice - 21mm x 18mm x 6mm - $15
DHOFAR (007), Oman: (Eucrite). Found 1999. Tkw = 21.2kg..a) .27 gram slice - 10mm x 6mm x 3mm - $5b) 1.8 gram slice - 20mm x 14mm x 3mm - $25
EL HAMMAMI, Africa: (H5). Fell 19976.2 gram slice - 22mm x 15mm x 6mm - $10 - fresh!
ESTACADO, Texas: (H6). Found 18832.5 gram slice - 23mm x 10mm x 2mm - $10
FORESTBURG (b), Texas: (L5). Found 195726.8 gram slice - 40mm x 30mm x 7mm - $45 - nice amount of metal.(this is the better one of the two Forestburg meteorites).
FORREST (002), Western Australia: (L6). Found 198045.7 gram end piece - 50mm x 45mm x 10mm - $80
GAYLORD, Kansas: (H4). Found 198313.8 gram slice - 30mm x 21mm x 6mm - $50
INDOCHINITE: Layered Moung Nong type.56.5 gram complete specimen (no substantial modern breaks) - 55mm x 30mm x 25mm - $20
JILIN, China: (H5). Fell March 8, 19769.2 gram slice - 32mm x 18mm x 5mm - $45 - has a crack (but has not broken - yet) on one side. On the fresher end of what has been available for this meteorite.
LAKE MURRAY, Oklahoma: (IIAB). Found 193320.0 gram oxide Fragment - 30mm x 30mm x 7mm - $20
MARLOW, Oklahoma: (L5). Found February 193620.7 gram slice - 45mm x 26mm x 5mm - $40
McKENZIE DRAW, Texas: (H4). Found 1989. Tkw = 11.8kg.6.4 gram end piece - 32mm x 17mm x 6mm - $20
NWA 869, Africa: (L4). Found 200145.5 gram complete slice - 45mm x 40mm x 9mm - $2512.9 gram slice - 45mm x 18mm x 8mm - $8 - wedged, but has interesting inclusion.
NWA (1068): Martian (Shergottite). Found April 2001. Tkw = 576 grams..150 gram cut fragment - 8mm x 5mm x 3mm - $120
PASAMONTE, New Mexico: (eucrite). Fell March 24, 1933. Tkw = 3.62kg.Approx. .6g of powder in capsule in magnifier box - $40
RENFROW, Oklahoma: (L6). Found 1986. Tkw = 81.6kg.58.0 gram slice - 60mm x 50mm x 6mm - $130
SEIBERT (b), Colorado: (L6). Found 199119.9 gram complete slice - 45mm x 30mm x 6mm - $70 - nice breccia texture.
SLEEPER CAMP (001), Western Australia: (L6). Found 196219.5 gram complete slice - 65mm x 25mm x 5mm - $60
SPRINGER, Oklahoma: (H5). Found 1965. Tkw = 8.3kg.21.8g slice - 44mm x 35mm x 5mm - $75 - lots of metal.
TULIA (a), Texas: (H3/4). Found 19170.7 gram slice - 10mm x 9mm x 4mm - $2
UNKNOWN: NWA specimen.8.3 gram fragment - 20mm x 17mm x 13mm - $4
UNKNOWN: Likely NWA but labeled as SaU (001).36 gram complete individual - 27mm x 27mm x 20mm - $15 - Nice smooth (wind-polished) rounded surfaces.
UVALDE, Texas: (H5). Found 19155.6 gram slice - 23mm x 17mm x 4mm - $30
WAGON MOUND, New Mexico: (L6). Found 193210.7 gram end piece - 42mm x 19mm x 10mm - $ 15
Tuesday, 6 July 2010
List 91 - Alan Hills 84001 look-a-likeBlaine Reed
P.O. Box 1141
Delta, CO 81416
Ph/fax (970) 874-1487
July 6, 2010
Here is a single (but special) item offering. I hope to be doing more offerings before long (still waiting on more miscellaneous small things from the Florida collection), but their timing my be a bit off of proper, thanks to my busy schedule this month. I will be gone for a couple days this weekend to visit the Durango mineral show (probably Saturday and Sunday). I will be gone again the following weekend, though that will be a bit longer (probably Friday through Tuesday: 16th through the 20th, I believe). Then I have a show that I actually set up for (Creede) at the end of the month (I will have more details on that in a future posting, but the dates for the show are July 30th through August 1st in case anybody out there wants to start making plans to visit this neat show).
NWA (5484). Achondrite (Diogenite). Found 2008. Tkw = 328 grams.
When Matt sent me pictures of this stone (it was quite richly priced for "just a diogenite" raw out of the field, so he wanted an outside opinion), I almost fell over (and started screaming "buy it, buy it, buy it!). This thing looks just like the super famous Alan Hills 84001 (the one that stirred up the life on Mars excitement - something that seems to be rekindling, according to a short article in a recent Popular Science magazine). I have personally seen and held a couple pieces of that stuff, so my alarms went off the second I saw this thing. The same happened with the researchers that started working on this stone. They really thought that it might be another piece of the super special Martian "Diogenite". This really does a good imitation. It has an identical crystal structure, black spots scattered about (chromite, I believe) and even shows a few thin shock veins. Unfortunately, the oxygen isotopes point to a Vesta origin for this thing (and I would guess that they may have double checked those results a couple times to be sure). Most of this material has already found homes. Matt is keeping a full slice (maybe 12 or 13grams) for himself and the main mass is already in a private collection. I have all that is available to collectors. Unfortunately, this consists of a mere 41.7 grams total (and I only have 2 complete slices, so those of you that specialize in complete slices of odd and rare meteorites, please contact me quickly). I don't believe that any Alan Hills 84001 has ever made it into a private collection, but, though a bit expensive for "just a Diogenite", we can at least own and show off a piece of this fantastic look-a-like.
a) .63 grams - 10mm x 10mm x 2mm - $50
b) 1.04 grams - 14mm x 13mm x 2mm - $80
c) 1.81 grams - 22mm x 13mm x 2mm - $135
d) 3.07 grams - 22mm x 21mm x 2mm - $225
e) 5.59 grams - 36mm x 25mm x 2mm - $400
f) 9.33 grams - 42mm x 32mm x 2mm - $650 - complete slice
g) 12.32 grams - 50mm x 35mm x 2mm - $850 - complete slice
2) Crumbs/ small slices in capsule:
a) .17 grams mostly crumbs (up to a couple mm in size) - $15
b) .45 grams: 6 pieces around 3mm to 5mm in size) - $35