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Offline Nick Meyer

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Iron Meteorite value
« on: 07/06/2006 18:34:00 »
I have a iron meteorite about the size of a baseball that i found in north-eastern Kansas does anybody know what its worth?

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Re: Iron Meteorite value
« Reply #1 on: 07/06/2006 22:15:17 »
Depends on how much nickel it has in it. Most iron meteorite contain some nickel-iron alloy. Nickel is at about 2.20 US a pound, so this doesn't increase the price much.

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Re: Iron Meteorite value
« Reply #2 on: 07/06/2006 22:33:59 »
huh? i read soem where that meterorite, if it can be proven it really is meterorite, is almost 300 times the price of gold
 

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Re: Iron Meteorite value
« Reply #3 on: 08/06/2006 02:14:12 »
Im not really big into this kind of thing so im not sure if its called a meteorite but its mainly iron and flew down from the sky.

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Re: Iron Meteorite value
« Reply #4 on: 10/06/2006 16:46:52 »
Meteorits DO have an intrinsic value above and beyond the value of the mineral content. A collector would pay for the intrinsic value. Look around on the web to see what peole are paying.

Thanks, realmswalker, I though Nick was asking about the mineral value.



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