[meteorite-list] Giving credit where (official) credit is due

From: wahlperry at aol.com <wahlperry_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 20:16:43 -0400
Message-ID: <8C94AAEFC2E6E64-1444-8B6B_at_WEBMAIL-RB11.sysops.aol.com>

In a message dated 4/11/2007 12:34:22 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
bolidechaser at yahoo.com writes:
>But that's all I'm asking of
>Sonny; to get the "credit" he deserves by securing it
>with provisional names and numbers.

>Otherwise, some other person could make another find
>from his "study area" unknowingly, and go ahead of him
>with getting that area named and 001 number approved,
>and worse, get published before Sonny could get proper

>That's only one of many good reasons,
>Bob V.

Hi Bob,

I appreciate your concern. But lets try this one more time! The reason
I do not wish to get a provisional number or name until all of the of
the field work is complete is for this reason. Because of the loop hole
you figured out many years ago! Not to say you that would do this.
Example; Lets say a meteorite hunter has been working an area for a few
years with many finds and received provisional numbers on all of his
finds. Another is curious about this location. All he would have to do
is say he found a couple meteorites from that location and request
provisional numbers. The Nomenclature may reply " Ok Bob,your
provisional numbers will be 35 and 36"! Bob never hunted this location,
has just found out that 34 meteorites were recovered from this
location. What a better resource for gaining information regarding a
new location.

This is a problem we have to address as a meteorite hunting community.
I do not know the answer. We should come up with an idea on how to
solve this problem. What the current system in place does is give
confirmation of first meteorite found and credit to the finder.
Unfortunately it can also be a source of information to someone digging
for data. It is not the fault of the Nomenclature but a system that is
in place. This is the reason I choose to wait on submitting


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