[meteorite-list] Prospectors, Scientists Vie for Rocks More Precious Than Gold (Meteorites)
From: R. N. Hartman <rhartman04_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon Feb 27 17:26:13 2006
<<They wonder how many new finds they'll get access to before the space
> are sliced into collectible fragments and disappear into private
> collectionsThis is something that has always bothered me.>>
That goes for any rare meteorite, or even a nice common one. But if the
museums and researchers can't come up with money to buy them from
collectors, and researchers won't go out and find them themselves (or
finance hunting groups), I don't know whether there is a solution. Maybe
Canada does have the answer!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Adam Hupe" <raremeteorites_at_comcast.net>
Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2006 11:46 PM
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Prospectors,Scientists Vie for Rocks More
Precious Than Gold (Meteorites)
> Article quoted the following:
> I think 20% or 20 grams is pretty generous. Some dealers exceed this
> expectation and others don't. The ones that don't should be forced to
> or lose official status on their stones.
> My Question:
> Isn't this same thing happening with Fukang?, a rare meteorite sliced into
> ever smaller pieces and put on the market. Some were falsely claiming
> as being a new type of ungrouped Pallasite. Donors to the Southwest
> Meteorite Center get a nice little slice of Fukang presented in acrylic if
> they provide enough capitol to the organization. Why isn't Fukang being
> preserved as a main mass for presentation and study?
> Is something wrong with this philosophy or I am missing something here?
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