[meteorite-list] $1,000,000 buy-it-now Martian meteorites!

From: Martin Altmann <altmann_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 16:32:15 +0200
Message-ID: <010201c7b410$f72b8790$e46dfea9_at_name86d88d87e2>

I like that type of auctions, or at least one aspect of them,
cause they represent the conception a layman (fraudulent or not) has about
the value of a stone from Mars or Moon,
which theoretically seems to be more adequate than the actual prices paid

Look, there are less than 95kg Mars on Earth.
For visualization try out this link, where you can see a somewhat moderate
trained guy lifting a 100kg stone:

That's it! More Mars doesn't exist on Earth since 300 years of meteoritics,
50 years of space flight, 30 years of Antarctic campaigns.

Therefore it's well-nigh grotesque that e.g. we're offering our Janus-stone,
the best Martian of it's size found ever, at a price of a mid-range car.
Or that lunaites are going at 1000 or 2000 bucks per gram.
And in fact we can be happy, that meteorite collecting is a likewise small
niche, else the collectors would have to pay indeed astronomical prices :-)


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Betreff: Re: [meteorite-list] $1,000,000 buy-it-now Martian meteorites!

Hi Bruce, Mark and all,

This guy is running a bunch of Canyon Diablo eBay auctions also. He uses
the same photos for all his CD auctions but gives different quantities
and so forth. Looks like a con to me. Looks like this is a seller to
stay well away from. We need to contact eBay and warn them if they care.
Caveat Emptor (or how ever you spell it)

--AL Mitterling

Bruce Yankewitz wrote:

> If you've ever wanted to have your jen-yoo-wine shergottite meteorites
> hand-delivered rather than waiting for the mail, here's your chance.
> No need to worry about authentication, the high-rez photos are surely
> conclusive beyond doubt. :)
> (go ahead, start your day with a giggle)
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150134752612
> Bruce

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