[meteorite-list] Samples

From: Andreas Gren <info_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2007 00:01:49 +0100
Message-ID: <I069d0jBRIvDUc.RZmta_at_mo-p07-ob.rzone.de>

Or what is up when you send in 36g of a 700g iron meteorite, (two full
slices, one was not enough and you wanted not to be stingy and cut one full
slice), after half a year you took the liberty to ask if the samples arrived
and get the answer, oh sorry they are lost, but when you send in just 10g we
will do the classification for free. And you send in again 17g (again a full
slice, again not to be stringy). After 14 days you get a mail, we ran throw
your meteorite, its very unusual and interesting...some data's ...we cant
finish the work, because we can't do iron meteorites, but we will send a
sample to another university and keep you informed. After 8 month you take
again the freedom to ask any results with the classification . no answer,(Ok
busy man, it's summer) 2 month later you asked again, any results with the
Answer after some hours : As I told you in March (this was in the middle of
the eight month waiting period and obviously a cop-out )I told you we are
not able to get the other university to do the trace elements, get your own
lab for the trace elements. There is one who will do it for cash. Slowly you
start to get a little pissed off , but gently you ask if this means he will
finish the classification when you find someone to do the trace elements, or
not and if he could submit the address from the lab. Yes, your guess is
right no answer.

A small selection of thoughts that might come up:

Shouldn't this man stand to his word and show a little more power to finish
the classification after receiving so much more material than requested?
Why get other people their iron meteorites classified in some months?
Should this been written in the discussion :" Some questions about
meteorites that are still not official" started two days


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[mailto:meteorite-list-bounces at meteoritecentral.com] Im Auftrag von AL
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 27. Dezember 2007 22:43
An: meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com
Betreff: Re: [meteorite-list] Samples

Good Topic,

Also what happens when you send in a sample say one or two grams of a
probable rare class type, say lunar for example and the researcher
doesn't get back to you on it!!

--AL Mitterling
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