[meteorite-list] Ad: Unique specimens on my website (AD 11/12)
bigjohnshea at mail.com
Sun Mar 25 07:32:46 EDT 2018
Dear Fellow Collectors,
Hope you are all doing well.
If you're looking for a truly unique meteorite specimen to add to your collection, NWA 11359 is the one.
This is a very strange L6 with a moderate shock stage and very little weathering. It is unique among the huge L6 classification due to a highly porous matrix that is set within a heavily recrystallized meteorite. The whole thing has a very crystalline or gem-like feeling to it with a subtle grayish blue/green coloration. A selection of slices are available here on my website.
Additionally, the new Niger impact melt we have all seen recently is very attractive on the outside, but on the inside it is truly exceptional. Hidden within its black matrix is a wonderland of metal flakes and inclusions, scattered amidst an appreciable quantity of small chondrules. When slices are polished at 3000 grit, it is gorgeous.
Of note to the NWA collector, I have two hefty slices available from a ~900g probable pairing to NWA 8524. This is a relatively weathered but attractive LL4-6 breccia with a great orange/yellow interior containing big, eye catching breccia inclusions of various colors and some relatively large bits of iron.
Please take a moment from your relaxing Sunday to consider adding a few of these interesting specimens for your collection.
Thank you for looking!
John A. Shea, MD
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