[meteorite-list] Samples

From: mexicodoug <mexicodoug_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2007 11:32:59 -0600
Message-ID: <003701c848ae$8739a330$4001a8c0_at_MICASA>

Hi Pete,

It is 20% of less than 100 grams;
20 grams if more than 100 grams.

So if we grossed up the 90 grams it would not be 112.5 grams per guidelines,
but rather 110 grams. However, if we read the email, it seems the writer
seemed not to believe any was removed from the 90 grams yet, so the correct
amount was originally stated, at 18g...which would leave the finder with

Of course these are only guidelines and the best policy is to donate 80% to
science and keep the 20 grams/20% for yourself :-)

Best wishes and Happy Holidays,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter A Shugar" <pshugar at clearwire.net>
To: "LIST" <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2007 11:24 AM
Subject: [meteorite-list] Samples

> Hello Listies,
> Maybe someone can answer this for me.
> Where did the 20% value come from to classify a meteorite? If a meteorite
> were found
> that, say , was 1.2 grams, unpaired with anything else, then the sample
> must needs be
> .24 grams, if I've figured right. This is a very significant portion of
> the meteorite.
> Then on the other hand should one be found that was 1 ton, the sample
> would be 400
> pounds. If a classification can be done with .24 gram, why can't it be
> done with a much
> smaller piece of the 1 ton meteorite?
> Just learning here, please bear with me.
> Thanks,
> Pete
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Received on Thu 27 Dec 2007 12:32:59 PM PST

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