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MISSING: 9.04 kilogram Sikhote-Alin shrapnel individual   More Info

Primm   contributed by Paul Gessler   MetBul Link

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Photos by Paul Gessler.  
247 gram regmaglypted individual.   H5

TKW 3.38 kg. Found December 23, 1997, at Primm Dry Lake, Nevada, USA.

Found at the arrow (green or red) on this map.

Paul writes:
I submit for your consideration two pics of a real 247 gram regmaglypted individual from Primm Dry Lake in Nevada and the 6 exact casts I have made to be dispersed to 6 potential finders of the missing piece.

Casts were made from a painted on latex mold built up to 12 layers. The casting medium used was gypsum/concrete with a wash in espresso grounds and painted with water colors and oil paint.

Can you guess which one is the real meteorite? The answer is on the roll-over.

The casts have been mailed to 6 chosen searchers who submitted to me potential matches they had found on Primm dry Lake over the last 16 years. The dry lake is destined to become a paved landing strip/airport in the not to distant future so I thought this was a good time to try for reconsolidation with the help of the meteorite hunter community.

To get up to speed on the back story to this project please visit the following links:

Bob's Findings

My wife called this my strange attempt in meteoritic futility and chondritic consolidation.

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Bob V.
 6/26/2013 4:52:33 AM
I got the cast that you mailed to me. What an outstanding job you did on these casts. The paint-job that you applied to this cast is exceptional. It is so realistic. I've placed it in my display case where it looks more like a meteorite than the real meteorites next to it.
Doug Ross
 6/19/2013 10:15:49 AM
Outstanding job with the casting! They are so realistic, I couldn't tell which one was real.
Emerald Isle Meteorites
 6/19/2013 5:24:29 AM
love it--I guessed wrong
 6/19/2013 2:48:09 AM
I would bet my money on the individual in the northwest (10 O'clock) position. The color seems more realistic to me.
 6/19/2013 2:32:26 AM
the specimen at the 9 0'clock position is my guess for real specimen. Thank goodness you are trying to bring these back together and not like the buffoon from Chicago who bought the puzzle meteorite and promptly sold it off in parts on Ebay.

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