The  Boggy  Creek  Collection  of  Meteorite  Finds

Weathered Stony Meteorites from Central Texas

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 Discoveries for 2003-4 are being incorporated into a separate section and are being delayed due to the branching direction and variations. The solar system discoveries are so interrelated one cannot be  separated from the other. We are working on a page section of materials donated by our loyal viewers. It should be mentioned once again to please support NASA's attempt to stamp out scientific misconduct by supporting  the implementation of  CFR-1275

Currently BCC9601 is for sale at $25,000 per gram and will consider trade for a combination of funds/and meteorite samples not listed by any organization connected to NASA such as the MetSoc. In other words difficult to recognize sample types. Email for questions and sales inquiries confidentiality assured to bccmeteorites@att.net.


bcc9601 retest
Lunar Regolith-Dust from the moon
Note: This dust is material made from crushing a solid piece of BCC9601 and is pure crystalline material in the classic sense, from lunar surface crust. It is not the same type of material gathered by the Apollo Astronauts and or Russians. Their material is contaminated by micro meteorite particles, impact debris, solar wind and other related particle and fragmental debris.
    We now have Lunar Dust from BCC9601. Made from crushing a small part slice previously used for EDS analysis of this sample.  It will be encased in glass vials and a limited amount will be sold at (email for current pricing).  WOW, it really is a dull gray color! Send email inquiries to bccmeteorites@att.net.   The final report, powdered X-ray diffraction patterns for whole rock composition is here, including major - minor phases. This combined with preliminary XRD patterns, bulk phase, previous EDS analysis agreeing with new Clementine data. Fe-Ti composition and ratio (newer papers), SEM, and other research all taken together indicate Lunar Highlands Surface Crust.  Additional data to be posted later.
BCC9601- Lunar surface crust Takysie lake- augite rich lunar microbreccia. Received (3-10-03), BCC9601 and Takysie Lake samples tested by K-T Geo Services above. These are historic samples. A portion of these is available for research purposes only.
multi-phase crystalline-lunar     A couple of new photomicrographs of this sample showing differentiated lunar magma ocean crystal chemistry. Several older photomicrographs are on this page. Over 1,000 new photomicrographs for BCC9601 are here and thank you to Molecular Expressions.  This will allow us to characterize the Lunar Highlands from the view point of BCC9601. The analysis will involve only a few graphs and be highly detailed time permitting.   There are numerous inferences we can make about the Lunar Highlands from just a cursory look at the graphs. BCC9601, a new differentiated lunar highlands refractory rich crustal sample and originally weighing 2,555 grams. This sample is in contrast to the Apollo and Luna samples which are primarily mafic and ultra mafic refractory poor samples and impact related remixed breccias. Low density, 2.55 gm cm 3.  Some key features, .5cm~2 cm region around sample surface exterior going through reconstructive transformation from Cristobalite-Tridymite to alpha quartz. A terrestrial weathering (expansion-collapse feature), impact micro fractures (energy absorption-release), sub-mm stellar grains, unidentified clasts/inclusions (oval), 1 cm slice of exterior removed for chemical analysis testing. A limited portion of the sample is for sale at $3,500.00 per gram (cabs, slices or fragments).  Researchers conducting non-destructive testing may obtain samples at a lower price. The chemical analysis and composition for this sample is found here, (XRD) bulk composition data. The EDS elemental data is also available. Final XRD data (phase separation) can be found  here. As can be seen from the absence of vesicular formations anywhere in this sample, the Moon is volatile depleted and therefore this sample is very cohesive, and quite a contrast to the "spongy, vesicular, and brittleness" common to volcanic lava found on the surface of the volatile enriched Earth.

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Lunar Lunar Lunar Lunar
Stellar grain meteorite sample
BCC0001 (125K per gram)
Cometary grain meteorite sample(s)
BCC9807 (125K per gram)
Nickel micro meteorite particles and
fragments, fusion crusted. BCC9804 NFS
stellar grains cometary
ni particles
                                                                
EDS Analysis is here for BCC0001. The scattered image data show all six grains and the accompanying oxide information, and we are amazed that over 2% Cu (Copper) was found in grain number one. Preliminary XRD report on Stellar Grain Sample including group constants data is also here. We will issue a final report when unidentified phases are resolved. We are very happy with the results for  this stellar grain sample thus far. XRD patterns from the thin section for BCC0001 are consistent with log abundance decrease of  heavier elements as a function of atomic weight along the periodic chart! This entire range of abundances is locked in the crystal chemistry of the sample, and the composition can be extrapolated and verified by cross checking  the  cosmic abundance data contained in any college level chemistry book which has a section on cosmochemistry or astrophysics. This abundance is inferred by spectral data from the sun and other stars and our sample is a perfect fit for stellar grain silicates. An evolved oxygen and iron rich stellar environment is the sample source. NEW COMETARY POSTING, BCC9801, [PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS] . THIS IS GOING TO BE AN EXCITING SAMPLE. Small steps in analyzing BCC9701 yielding new advancements in planetary formation.
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Scientific  misconduct  section  regularly updated.
A university which has been accused of scientific misconduct, fraud, abuse,  racial and other forms of discrimination and is currently under investigation, should not be considered a serious contender or applicant  for the management of a national laboratory.   In our view this includes  the UT System and The University of California System who have outstanding verifiable complaints against them.  National labs includes but is not limited to Sandia, Los Alamos, Pacific Northwest, Oak Ridge National , Argonne National, and others. Unfortunately, the actions of a few engaging in scientific misconduct taints the entire extended system on a state by state basis. Chapter 16 Scientific Ethics,  DoE  by Patricia A. Bolton
Examination of the Frass Meteorite controversy including photos, video tape and two thin section
Using XRD for mineral identification USGS. X-ray Diffraction
Meteorite identification methods and techniques whole and powdered samples used for our samples.
TERRESTRIAL IGNEOUS ROCK CLASSIFICATION EXPLAINED BY PROFESSOR DUTCH . Understanding geologic processes on Earth helps to establish a baseline in quantifying and recognizing the differences between terrestrial material and meteorites.
Meteorite ID primer by the Dutch Meteor Society
PSF: importance of meteorite research and basics on identification.
Our meteorite identification page with relevant analytical information, updated
FORM FOR REQUESTING A SAMPLE,  must be accompanied by detailed, proposed analytical abstract.
METEORITE SAMPLES BY YEAR OF FIND
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NEW COMETARY POSTING, BCC9801, [PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS] . THIS IS GOING TO BE AN EXCITING SAMPLE.
Form for requesting a sample. Must be accompanied by a detailed abstract of proposed findings, colleges and universities.
Form for requesting samples. This form is for National Laboratories and Private Industry Associations only.
Rigaku-AMIA,  in addition to thin film, polymer, general XRD and XRF now provides Rietveld Analysis at their facility. This link provides an overview and  explanation for the procedure involved. We highly recommend this facility to the serious resaearcher in Texas wanting to advance their knowledge about meteorites and planetary science in obtaining bulk composition, phase separation and many more details about their samples.
Bill Cutler's Meteorite Jewelry, real estate project page and other hobbies are consolidated in a new page.
         Travis County Austin, TX.                                   Tarrant County Fort Worth, TX.         
By S. Ray DeRusse
 
    The Boggy Creek Collection of Meteorite Finds is an ambitious project begun as a result of mineral collecting and environmental conservation efforts on private property in Central Texas in 1995, and ending for the time being in 2001. Primarily Ray DeRusse founded the project and a few interested friends as time allowed. During the course of extracting (cleaning), environmental debris from Boggy Creek, a few blocks from the University of  Texas near downtown Austin, many unusual rock samples and artifacts were found. (Thanks to Earth First! for coordinating and assisting in the biannual cleanup). We found that over the years, many types of meteorite samples including lunar, asteroidal, anomalous, a stellar grain sample (piece of a collapsed super nova), and extremely rare silicate skeletal remains of cometary debris were found in Boggy Creek. Boggy Creek is fairly deep in many areas and the limestone cretaceous sea floor is exposed during heavy rains and flooding revealing many of its inner secrets.     Other rare and ancient artifacts were also found including complete dinosaur eggs (with embryos intact), cretaceous era shellfish shells, and of course many primitive stone tools and several terra cotta clay pieces. This web site promotes the sale, collection, trading and auction of meteorite samples, planetary studies, education, and donation and lending to museums on a case by case availability basis. The non-meteorite artifacts were donated to private collectors, after they were offered to the Archaeology Department at The University of Texas and not picked up.
NOTE ON CHEMICAL ANALYSIS AND TESTING:    
    We do not have excessive resources and on site staff to do prolonged chemical analysis of any one single sample and must spread limited resources over many samples.   We use an outside lab for much of our work (bulk composition, major and minor phase analysis) analysis is done on those samples, which we believe through pre-analysis are too important to sit idle. It is not necessary to perform extensive testing to ascertain whether a sample is a meteorite or not unless one wants to learn other details such as exactly what extraterrestrial body the sample came from.  We are very hesitant to sell a sample whose origin has not been determined; therefore those samples are reserved for display and research only. Ex. BCC9910 through preanalysis is determined to be of Type C asteroidal origin, however we cannot sell any of that sample until we determine whether it is type C1, C2, C3........ etc, and if at all possible which of the type C asteroids it came from. Please be patient and we will provide as much information on our samples as we can and as it develops. All available lab data for each sample sold will be provided and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity for that sample.
RESEARCHER, PURCHASER NOTICE:
 Please see; The Ethics of Collecting and Processing Data and Publishing Results of Scientific Research; b y Michael D. Mann, Ph.D. Department of Physiology and Biophysics University of Nebraska Medical Center. If you wish to obtain a sample without the application restrictions imposed on Researchers, it is assumed the sample is not for research purposes and must be paid for at the going rates. The quoted price for any sample is good for seven days from date of quote, and a separate form must be requested and obtained by email. All transactions are kept confidential except for providing balance sheet information to domestic taxing authorities as necessary. RULES, including but not limited to the following and will be amended as necessary. 1) We no longer send out samples without full payment. All samples must be prepaid. 2) There are no refunds on samples 4) Samples are available prior to purchase, for viewing and analysis by any competent scientist, purchaser, or purchaser’s representative by appointment only. To insure that no misbehavior or scientific misconduct occurs all meetings are electronically recorded.
DISCLAIMER- CREDITS-SITE USE:  
    With exception of factual written expressions based on established science, chemical analysis, and lab work, (repeatable) , all opinions expressed on this web site are my own and do not necessarily represent the opinions of AMIA Laboratories or Molecular Expressions or any other person or organization named here. We have made every attempt to credit the sources where applicable in our writings and usually indicate the author and page number either on the top of the page or in the body. If you feel proper credit was not given to a source, please email us and we will make the corrections where necessary . This site is intended for educational and commercial purposes for the general public. Any unauthorized use is prohibited and discouraged. If you want to print any images for commercial purposes permission must be granted in writing. Permisssion for photomicrographs rigths by Molecular Expressions. Copyrights 2002-12

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