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How To Find Treasure From Space - The Expert Guide To Meteorite Hunting And Identification
Occasionally in life, things change fast enough that something already wonderful can be enhanced by new information and technology to be made even better. That is what I discovered when I read the new edition of "How to Find Treasure from Space" by Geoffrey Notkin. The first edition which was published just several years ago was a delight. But this newer version has even more great photography and even more information on how to become a successful hunter of meteorites.
There is arguably no harder group of objects on the Earth to find than meteorites. They are the rarest things on our world. Meteorites are true masters of concealment. They are often buried, they are often singular or at best only in few numbers spread over a large area. They come in many different types each of which requires adaptations to be made to hunting techniques. To complicate their recovery numerous terrestrial rocks appear at first glance to be space rocks but are not. Geoff Notkin however, has learned their habits and how to hunt this elusive quarry. He shares this wisdom in full detail and through exquisite photography in his book. The reader learns what the characteristics of all the types of meteorites are and how to distinguish the true space rock from the imitation. The essential tools and methods of safely hunting meteorites are covered along with all the practical considerations to make the hunting experience both fun and rewarding in time and money.
Common statements seen online in meteorite chatrooms are "I have been hunting for years and never found one yet" or "I have always had to find a meteorite on my bucket list but don't know how to get started to hunt them." Daily images of common earth rocks are posted to meteorite internet sites by finders who think they may have found a meteorite. Reading "How to Find Treasure from Space" will help minimize the disappointment of coming home with rocks that are not from space. While no one can ever guarantee that you will find a meteorite for they are very hard to find and it requires much time and effort. Reading "How to Find Treasure from Space" will increase a hunter's chances and get them off with a good start.
Chelyabinsk Meteorite Display Boxes For Sale
Find / Fall: Fall - February 15, 2013
The 3 individual Chelyabinsk meteorites in each display will vary as each is a unique individual meteorite specimen and no two are alike.
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Northwest Africa (NWA) 8655
The NWA 8655 meteorite has been classified as a LL5 melt breccia which has a dark, very fine-grained matrix with recrystallized clasts containing scattered, somewhat large (up to 2.8 mm) remnant chondrules. The dark matrix is fine-grained and contains rounded troilite blebs and shred like grains of metal which indicate melting.
Northwest Africa (NWA) 11474 Lunar Meteorite
Northwest Africa (NWA) 11474 is classified as a lunar feldspathic breccia meteorite and was purchased from a Mauritanian meteorite dealer May 10, 2017.
NWA 12269 (Paired) Martian Meteorite For Sale
NWA 12269 is an officially recognized meteorite and was classified in 2018 after a 1679 gram mass was purchased in Morocco. As is often the case other pieces of the same material from the same location are found. The pieces here exhibit the attractive grayish color and most have the dark crystal inclusions typical of this meteorite. The prepared slices have been smoothed to a low polish of 600 grit on one side and polished after even finer grinding to a high polish on the other side.
Aiquile H5 Meteorite
Aiquile is an H group ordinary chondrite with abundant visible nickel-iron grains. The stones have a well developed black fusion crust. Aiquile is a type 5 stone based on its chondritic texture and most pieces show no brecciation. However many pieces do contain darker clasts with the same makeup as the rest of the stone. These darker patches can be seen in many of the pieces offered here. Aiquile is moderately shocked and received an S3 stage when classified. As a witnessed fall it is a W0 in weathering which is the stage for the specimens we have for sale which are from a stone found quickly after the fall. Some of the Aiquile stones show isolated small dark inclusions and melt pockets some of these features are also seen among our pieces. Approximately 50 kgs of material were recovered from the fall.
Chwichiya 002 C3.00-ung Meteorite For Sale
Chwichiya 002 meteorite is a C3.00-ung carbonaceous chondrite. It is a most remarkable meteorite. There are only three Type 3.00 ungrouped Carbonaceous Chondrites. Type 3.00 meteorites are extremely rare. To receive that classification they must be nearly as pristine as the day they formed.
Chwichiya 002 has a dark porous interior with well defined chondrules set in a fine grain iron-rich matrix. Chwichiya 002 contains troilite, magnetite, and rare metal. Tests reveal that the meteorite has a very low extent of aqueous alteration.
Libyan Desert Glass is generally yellow in color. It can be very clear or it can be a milky, even bubbly light yellow. Some fragments have dark bands and swirls of brownish material. It is in these dark areas that some of the melted comic body is believed by some to be preserved. Libyan Desert Glass was used in ancient times as a gem stone for the Pharaohs and remains a highly prized impact glass for collectors today.
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