|A finished heart|
|Traced and ready to cut|
Band saw cuttingThe other reason that meteorite is so meaningful to me is it's origin. I'm a space nerd. Thinking about a meteorite careening toward Earth, and crashing to the ground excites me. I know, I'm a weird woman. I don't care. I think wearing something, or having something that has been flying around our galaxy is fantastic! Which is why every year for Valentine's Day I make and sell meteorite hearts: "Out of this world love" I call them.
The cost of the material is starting to make it prohibitive, as materials and my time to make this item make it costly for buyers. However, there is no one else making anything like them. So I do. My husband doesn't even use this material. But because of him, and sharing his knife making shop, we have the tools to work meteorite. Below is the history of the pieces I am using for other science minded types who want to know more.
"Two masses were found in 1967, total 323 kg. It was determined as coarse octahedrite, bandwidth 2.0 mm(iron llE). There was new expedition on Seymchan meteorite place in 2004. During the expedition there were several finds of different size meteorite individuals. Recent find shows that this meteorite is close to Glorietta Mountain and contains NUMEROUS OLIVINE GRAINS!!!! SEVERAL SMALL INDIVIDUALS FOUND ON SPRING TERRACE. It was a big surprise after cutting the individuals that they contain few olivine grains and shows a nice structure. Iron meteorites are composed of primarily iron and nickel alloys and are believed to be derived from planetary cores that were broken apart billions of years ago. Meteorite is absolutely stable, not any rust going on it after cutting. The pictures shows metal structure, olivine grains forms, It is interesting that some individuals contain olivine and other not contain olivine. Some individuals has surface with fusion crust like Sikhote-Alin, some looks like Chinge, and some looks like Sikhote shrapnel."
|Each piece is different.|
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