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Monday, 10 May 2004

Re: Check this out, Martian NOT !!

Re: Check this out, Martian NOT !!

Mon May 10 21:32:15 EDT 2004

On May 10, 2004, Steven Drummond wrote:


>Hi, Check this out , Something this size weighing

>3 kilos, Must be from a neutron star . Certainly not

>a meteorite. I thought the list members would like to



>see this one .

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=415&item=2243979041&rd=1

>Good for a laugh anyway.


This is a nice example of botryoidal goethite or
hematite. :-)

Go look at 1. " Botryoidal hematite has the appearance
of grape clusters" in

http://www.csun.edu/geology/Class_Notes/ES300/300hematite.html
http://www.csun.edu/geology/Class_Notes/ES300/300hematitebotryoidal.jpg

2. "Hematite An excellent thumbnail floater
of botryoidal (almost oolitic in size)..." in
"Mineral Collection Images - My Mineral Collection,
Miscellaneous Systematic Oxides Page" at:

http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/~adg/images/minerals/o/hematite_b.jpg
http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/~adg/adg-psoimages.html

3. "Hematite, - botryoidal, Compton Martin" In
"minerals of England and Wales" at:

http://www.webstrategy.freeserve.co.uk/mineral/S-G.htm
http://www.webstrategy.freeserve.co.uk/mineral/picbu/Hematite.jpg
http://mwoolley.customer.netspace.net.au/M-botryoidal.gif

and

4. "Botryoidal Hematite" in "Various Crystals 1" at:

http://uk.geocities.com/magoos_universe/BotHem.jpg
http://uk.geocities.com/magoos_universe/cry_mis1.htm

Yours,

Paul
Baton Rouge, LA

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