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  1. I created a video that show the etch of the larger Sikhote Alin Pieces https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vU4R4KYq9fw
  2. F: 70 Gram True End Cut – 1 cut face – $210 is sold pending payment
  3. BLACK FRIDAY SALE 25% off all listed meteorites + if you buy a Silhote Alin with an MWA 8529 you get free domestic shipping & I will subsidize international shipping $10
  4. $627 - 209 gram true full slice that was polished on both sides and etched. It is 3.370" wide, 2.095 tall and .330” thick. $432 - 144 gram slice – Etched on all sides with some crust on the back It is 2.108" wide, 2.087 tall and .330” thick.
  5. Sikhote Alin is classified as a “Coarsest” iron, that means it has the widest band width of the widmanstatten pattern or the largest clusters of crystals This is the meteorite that destroyed a large part of a Russian forest in 1947 Processed Sikhote Alin is very rare and smaller pieces go for $4-$6 per gram on eBay, and now I know why. This material is very hard to cut and tricky to etch. I decided to process the last 2 large end cuts into smaller pieces that are less expensive Most of these pieces are freshly cut from the saw and will require additional finishing. If you are interested in any piece I can polish and / or etch it prior to your final decision to purchase it. In the case of mutiple cut faces you can request to have any combination of polish and etched surfaces. If interested in anything please send an email to bobadebt@ec.rr.com Please include the following Forum ID Full Name PayPal email Country Item you want Thanks A: 145 Gram Slice – 5 cut faces - $435 B: 35 Gram End Cut – 2 cut faces – $105 C: 43 Gram Slice – 4 cut faces – $129 D: 209 Gram Slice – 2 cut faces – $627 E: 125 Gram Slice – 2 cut faces – $375 F: 70 Gram True End Cut – 1 cut face – $210 Here are images of the entire group 70 Gram End Cut
  6. My Collection

    Thanks I'm getting ready to process the 2 Sikhote Alin end cuts that have not sold yet This will produce some awesome slices but it will diminish the size of the end cuts (obviously) which is a shame because the size of the widmanstatten pattern of this so large that you need a large surface to appreciate it.
  7. My Collection

    I'm sending some material to Russia to get made into spheres so I replaced the Bondoc Sphere Rough with the Iron Sikhote Alin that I quickly etched
  8. The two end cuts from the top right corner are sold
  9. My Collection

    I clean my spheres with Bar Keepers Friend and I re-etch the irons occasionally. I also have a polishing/cleaning cloth that use. But honestly I don't know why my collection isn't a mess, I live on the east coast of NC and I handle my sphere all the time.
  10. My Collection

    I decided to repair one of the 2 pentagon shaped slices that separated during the cutting process I wasn’t to hard to repair and it looks fantastic with a polish.
  11. NWA meteorites are classified specimens from North West Africa that are normally sold by nomadic desert people to meteorite dealers. I recently acquired a 2.4 kilo H-6 whole specimen and processed it into a sphere rough for my collection and a variety of slices and end cuts that I am offering here and on other forums. H-6 Meteorite this large are very rare so this is a great opportunity to add a large example of an H-6 to your collection. This material is freshly cut and it is not polished in the first image. I will polish specimens at the request of any interested buyer. The last 2 images of the 72 gram end cut are polished to give you an idea of what these pieces can look like I am asking $1 – $1.50 per gram plus shipping The gram weight is shown in the second image The top right and bottom left end cuts, and the 2 large center pentagon shaped slices fragmented during cutting and if you are interested in any of these they can be sold in the fragmented condition or I can repair them prior to polishing and that is acceptable to most collectors as long as it is disclosed. If you are interested in any of the listed pieces send an email to bobadebt@ec.rr.com Please include the following Forum ID Full Name PayPal email Good Description of the piece you are interested in (Example - NWA 8529 top right 117 gram and 90 gram end cuts) Thanks
  12. My Collection

    I received my 2.4 kilo NWA 8529 H-6 Chondrite yesterday and processed it into my sphere rough today. The good, it was quite fragmented but I was able to find the most solid area to cut my rough from. The bad, the cube does have some cracks and I hope Dmitry can stabilize it before he makes it into a sphere PLUS it’s BROWN and I’m kind of sick of brown spheres. The 2.4 Kilo Whole Specimen Here it is on the saw, which was just big enough to process this whole specimen My 57mm (oversized) Sphere Rough The remaining cuts, the top left end cut is the only piece that stayed together which is ironic because I thought it would fall to pieces due to all of the fragments
  13. My Collection

    Oh, I enjoy it, it's just that when you process a specimen and see the pieces that are cut away from the rough you have an idea of what the sphere will look like. In some cases, like with most chondrites, it's not so different then what I expect so waiting to get the rough turned into a sphere is easy. But in some cases the cut material looks amazing so you know the sphere will be even more amazing so that can make the wait agonizing. When I processed a 1700 gram Canyon Diablo Graphite Nodule I was amazed by the slices and end cuts and waiting 2 months to get the sphere back was torture Here are some of the slices that I sold for the collector that trusted me to process it for him I also worked Pallasovka and that wait ended in disappointment because the rough produced a sphere that was too small for my collection, I think it was 47mm but I can't remember. It was beautiful and it sold well but it was still disappointing. Here are some pictures of it and some of the pieces that came from making it
  14. My Collection

    Thanks Etching these cut pieces makes me very anxious to get my sphere made but I have to be patient and work the projects I have in a certain order. I just hope I can sell the end cuts for Derek so this partnership works out for both of us