|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.|
|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.|
|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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BCC0001 (125K per gram)
grain meteorite sample(s)
BCC9807 (125K per gram)
meteorite particles and
fragments, fusion crusted. BCC9804 NFS
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.Bill Cutler's Meteorite Jewelry, real estate project page and other hobbies are consolidated in a new page.
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
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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.
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| NOTE ON CHEMICAL ANALYSIS
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.
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