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Hi all!

In a research project, we are looking for Franconia meteorites. Below is a copy of Dr. Garvie's request.

If you have one with a good sized metal belb in it, we want it for our research.

Please contact me or Dr. Garvie or Ruben if you have one. Thanks! Jim

Dear Franconia collectors and hunters,

>

> I have recently become interested in the "Franconia" meteorites. There are

> some real mysteries that need to be sorted out for this area, such as the

> relationship between Franconia and the other H ordinary chondrites and

> "irons" from this same area.

>

> I am fortunate to be working closely with Jim Woodell and Ruben Garcia on

> this project and through them I have acquired some interesting pieces.

>

> However, I am looking for pieces of "Franconia" with metal blebs or

> significant metal concentrations. I have seen some interesting web photos

> of cut pieces of Franconia with cm-sized metal blebs, but so far I do not

> have such a piece for study.

>

> So, if anyone has a Franconia with a large metal nodule that they would

> like to lend/sell/trade to me, then please email me at lgarvie@asu.edu

>

> Feel free to send photos.

>

> Thanks

>

> Laurence Garvie

> Curator

> Center for Meteorite Studies

> Arizona State University

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Hi Jim

Here's a small sliced end off a 200 grammer that weighs around 20 grams. I sliced up lots of them and donated them alover. If Laurence can't find one in the ones I donated to them .This one has a blob of metal apx 1/4 inch or so in diameter he can have. Maybe you can forward this pix to him and if he'ld like it it's all his . Postage free. Happy Huntin John B.

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Hi John!

I'll call you later....I know I have your number somewhere but can't find it in my 3' pile.

Jim

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have Ruben call me or get my number from him , i might just a have a pice for u, I have to look though my rocks

Hi Nate,

Let me know if you find one! Thanks!

Jim

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G'Day Jim

Fascinating adventure. I'd be interested to find out the results on this endeavor. I have my own thoughts. I'll go through what I've got and see if there's anything worth while and eye popping that I can contribute

Cheers, Johnno

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Hi Johnno and Thanks!

We continue to move forward with this project!!

Jim

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