We enjoyed having a presentation on meteorites and we had several different types to touch! We learned about the classification of meteorites from our presenter Dick Pugh from the Cascadia Meteorite Laboratory at PSU. Bring your questions and your meteorites or your meteor – wrongs.
If you missed our meeting to learn about meteorites Dick Pugh will have a table at our show where you can bring your suspect meteorites and ask him questions.
This is an example of a Stony Iron Meteorite slice called a Pallasite.
We learned minerals required activators in trace amounts included in their chemical make up that caused the minerals to glow and about how the uv lights cause the different colors after those minerals absorb the uv light. We explored what kind of rocks or minerals from our own and our friend’s collections we had glowed.
This editor of this post was excited to learn that some Kyanites could glow red under longwave! If you missed it because your schedule was busy, below is a link to learn more. A big thank you goes out to Bob Oblack member of the Fluorescent Mineral Society. He is also a member of the Clackamette Mineral and Gem club where he will be presenting again in September or at their show in October.
The Fluorescent Mineral Society
Clackamette Mineral and Gem Club