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Hi Allen, really like your idea of using meteorite iron in the photographic process. I've got meteorite saw dust from cutting brenham pallasites, it is roughly a 50:50 mix of the metal (~90% iron and 10% nickel) and the magnesium/iron/nickel silicates. The saw dust is in mineral oil. I do not know how to convert the metal to the ammonium citrate. But if you can use some of this material i'd be happy to supply it for your project. don
Cool!I guess that, since you make your own photographic chemicals that you have some sort of access to chemicals and equipment (or that, at least, you are not too frightened of them).
Incidentally, do you ever do "blue print" pictures? In that case the pigment that makes the image contains iron which could be derived from a meteorite too.
maybe a contact print of Meteor Crater using a Canyon Diablo meteorite?or a picture of El Chaco with a Campo? http://direcciondefauna.blogspot.com/2010/07/mas-de-500-turistas-visitaron-el.htmlagreed, great project, lots of fun.
BC, there is a man in Michigan who makes meteorite Damascus steel straight razors (they are stunning by the way). He hand forges and hammers them. Would the scale produced in that blacksmithing process be Iron(II)? If so, my first step may be to trade him my meteorite sample for some of his floor sweepings.
there is a man in Michigan who makes meteorite Damascus steel straight razors
I don't think it's tragic: just a bit annoying (and a bit messy).I'm going to do it again just to check up on the difficult bits- cleaning nickel etc out of the mixture and turning it into the citrate.
Getting pure silver is a good idea and yes AgNO3 is about 63% silver (107.87/168.7)