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

From: Gerald Flaherty <grf2_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 20:36:22 -0400
Message-ID: <010d01c77c9a$9952d9a0$6402a8c0_at_Dell>

I've never had the opportunity to hunt meteorites in a reasonably productive
Having read your latest post though makes sense to me.
Maintaining secrecy would make sense and if Provisional Numbers are
postponed what's the difference.
In the long run everything would iron out. The site would be made known as
well as the total weight and the classification.
So why the rush?
Jerry Flaherty
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From: <wahlperry at aol.com>
To: <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
Cc: <bolidechaser at yahoo.com>; <moni2555 at hotmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 8:16 PM
Subject: [meteorite-list] Giving credit where (official) credit is due

> 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 information.
> Sonny
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