ASU “Left-Over” Irons:

When I Was at Arizona State University in October 2011, I Spotted A Bunch Of Small Containers With Pieces Of Iron Meteorites In Them, So I Asked And Was Told That Every Now And Then A Chunk Is Cut Off A Large mass For The Lab Work, Then Some Is Used In The Lab, And Some Is Left-Overs, And Yes, Those Were All “Left-Overs”! But What Left-Overs!!! What Names!!! Ashford, Gressk, Monahans, Silver Bell, Weaver Mountain … Total: Over 20 Ultra-Rare Irons. And What Provenance! Most Of Them Came From The Nininger Collection, Bought By ASU in 1960. Yes, All Of Them Are Small, Or Tiny Pieces, But That Makes Them Affordable!. Some Are Now Gone, But There Are Still Quite A Few Available. Please Take A Look At The List Below. Some Very Rare Ones Are Still Available.


Ashfork
Mass Of 27 Kg Found In North-Central Arizona In 1901. Studied By Buchwald And Wasson Who Called It A Transported Canyon Diablo, But It Is Unshocked So It Was Found In The Plain Around The Crater. Cut From ASU Specimen 717, But Only 218 g in ASU Collection.Course Octah. IAB2 Pieces Available

Bella Rocha
Mass of 33kg Found Before 1888 In Sierra De San Francisco, Near santiago Papasquiero, Mexico. Acquired By H.A. Ward Who Cut It And Then Sold Part Of It To Niniger. From Nininger Collection, Cut From ASU Specimen #266.Medium Octah, IIIAB3 Pieces Available

Ogallala
Mass of 3.3kg Plowed Up In 1918 In Western Nebraska, Recogized And Acquired In 1930 By Nininger Who Described it In His Catalgue As Well Preserved, With Some Fusion Crust But With Clear Signs of having Been Re-Heated. Cut From ASU Specimen #90.1.Coarse Octah. IAB2 Pieces Available

Spearman
Mass Of 10.4kg Found Near Spearman, Texas In 1934, According To nininger Who Acquired It And Distributed The Slices. V. Buchwald Classified It As A Shock-Hardened Medium Octahedrite, Transitional Between Classes IIIA And IIIB. Cut From ASU Specimen #230.3Medium Octah. IIIAB1 Pieces Available
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