[meteorite-list] samples

From: Laurence Garvie <lgarvie_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2007 09:13:11 -0700
Message-ID: <C90E656B-8B12-4102-A6E8-B2211D7D22B6_at_cox.net>

The other problem that clogs the system is the huge number of non-
meteorites that get sent for classification. Of the ca. 500 to 1000
"meteorites" that get sent per year to Arizona State University by the
public for validation, only about 5 or 10 are actually meteorites.
While most are obviously not meteorites, it is till time consuming to
open each packet, examine the material, write a small blurb about why
it is not a meteorite, pack it up again, and send it back to the
owner. Of the actual meteorites, most are small weathered OCs.

Laurence Garvie
Received on Sun 30 Dec 2007 11:13:11 AM PST

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