This service is the best choice if you know or suspect your sample is the same as a meteorite that has already been classified with an official name and published in the Meteoritical Bulletin:
Sample Prep - Making of one 25mm probe mount required for microprobe analysis, and one petrographic thin section when needed. These remain with the Institute of Meteoritics for archival and future use.
Type Donation Processing & Management - NO TYPE DONATION REQUIRED
Microprobe Analysis - Specimen specific analysis determined by the classifying researcher and/or the microprobe lab manager. In some cases optical microscopy may be used in place of microprobe analysis if diagnostic pairing can be achieved to a sufficient degree of certainty.
Classification, Write-up & Submission - NOT APPLICABLE
- Certificate of Pairing - If the sample is determined to be paired to an existing classification, a Certificate of Pairing will be created and issued for the paired specimen(s).