[meteorite-list] Prospectors, Scientists Vie for Rocks More Precious Than Gold (Meteorites)

From: David Weir <dgweir_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue Feb 28 03:12:57 2006
Message-ID: <440360E4.6070702_at_earthlink.net>

> http://www.boston.com/news/globe/health_science/articles/2006/02/27/prospectors_scientists_vie_for_rocks_more_precious_than_gold/

> In 1995, Killgore gave up his job as a plumber to become a meteorite
> prospector. He now has one of the world's premier private collections,
> including one lunar specimen valued at $8 million that he located with
> the help of Bedouin nomads.

NWA 773, which I guess he's discussing with the journalist here, has a
TKW of 633 g; at $8 million value, this comes to $12,638/g. The same
type of lunar gabbro material can be purchased for a few hundred per
gram today.

Received on Mon 27 Feb 2006 03:28:20 PM PST

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