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1356 gram individual.   Iron, IAB-sLL

TKW 3 tons. Fall not observed. Found 1776 near Mexico City, Mexico.

     


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Anne Black
 4/5/2019 6:08:41 PM
Thanks Doug for bringing this Toluca to me, first time I have a complete one, not chopped up. Thanks for taking very good pictures during the Show. And I am sorry Matthias, but cannot help you with a crowbar (or your next bank robbery) :-)
matthias
 4/5/2019 4:40:23 PM
... would love it to have the crowbar in my toolbox - would be essential for the next bank robbery : - )
matthias
 4/5/2019 4:37:01 PM
Thanks, Doug: exactly that - Bernd Pauli meanwhile was kind enough to provide me with a scan of Niningers pic + text in regard to the crowbar.
John Divelbiss
 4/5/2019 3:06:07 PM
a real beauty Doug and Anne...thanks for sharing photos Paul
MexicoDoug
 4/5/2019 12:25:16 PM
Matthias, if you want to see a pic of Nininger*s crowbar, I might be in Buchwald*s Handbook or treatise on ironworks in ancient times, if not I*ll send you a scan from my Nininger lifetime collected reprints volume
MexicoDoug
 4/5/2019 12:11:21 PM
The very nicest specimen I have ever seen in its size, virtually uncleared, this has a beautiful concavity and is otherwise quite solid, unlike the majority of uncleared pieces which usually have irregular oxidized/shale shells and surfaces! Brings back memories! Matthias, the tools are now long relegated to history, though there are certainly one or three in some older collections. 70 years ago the last blacksmith may have worked some of this material but in modern times in an minerally-ore-industrial country as powerful as Mexico, that would be like looking for a bottle made from moldavites: today -) (and let me know when you get more info on that!) Great specimen and thanks Anne!
Matthias
 4/5/2019 3:35:41 AM
Nice piece, Anne, and well done, Doug. I have in the collection a 600 g half-stone, exposing the beautiful Widmannstaetten pattern on the cut plain (btw. absolutely stabile since years)- perhaps it would be a possibility for this one too. I often read about tools made of Toluca iron, but never saw a photo, let alone had the chance to acquire one. If any of you fellows here knows more - info would be highly welcome.
 

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