My son is studying our solar system and I thought it would be fun to
make him something from meteorire. I’ve seen lots of it listed on
ebay, but have no way of knowing wether it’s the real thing or not.
A rock is a rock is a rock…
I’ve searched the archives and have found ways to saw it, etch it,
etc. I’d just like a couple of small pieces that are the real thing.
Usually in some of the out of the way shows in Tucson people are
selling meteorites. If you aren’t going, maybe someone on Orchid who
is could look for something for you. I have a few smaller pieces
that I use in jewelry but I don’t have enough to give any up myself.
The ones I have owned look quite different from a “rock”. I have
always liked smaller pieces that can be used naturally as they are
without having to cut them up.
Daniel R. Spirer, G.G.
Daniel R. Spirer Jewelers, LLC
1780 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140
I've searched the archives and have found ways to saw it, etch it,
etc. I'd just like a couple of small pieces that are the real
Try Geoclassics, a company with stores in Boston and Newport, Rhode
Island, they retail meteorite thru their website, http://www.geoclassics.com. They only show large pieces but, may
have smaller ones that are not shown on the website. It also seems as
if they have about the particular meteorites they are
selling ie. where they were found and what they are composed of.
I would suggest the Canyon Diablo iron nickel ones. There are a lot
of small piece of this huge one that broke up on impact. I have two
pieces that have been slabbed. They are usual slabbed a bit too
thick. They need either metallurgical preparation saw to slice or a
lapidary saw with a cubic boron nitride blade. Diamond blades don’t
go well on iron and steel. CBN blades are available at reasonable