Tools and Techniques of Cutting and Finishing Meteorites
- Sales Rank:615,839
- Format:Kindle eBook
- Language:English (Published)
- Media:Kindle Edition
- Publication Date:March 18, 2013
Since childhood James has been cutting meteorites. As an adult he has written hundreds of magazine and journal articles about meteorites and their properties. He is an avid collector and now shares a lifetime of experience and wisdom on the best ways to cut and prepare meteorites for display or sale. He also gives the reader detail descriptions of how to make gemstones for jewelry from small pieces of these precious visitors from space that might otherwise be considered waste.
For the collector he shares all his tricks for making high quality thin sections for microscopic examination. An addition he offers his best advise on how to protect and maintain this extraterrestrial material before during and after cutting.
The book is well illustrated with photographs of equipment and tools as well as pictures of meteorites at various stages in the processes his teaches.
This is a must have manual for anyone wanting to cut open rocks from space to see what wonders wait inside.
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