[meteorite-list] Forwarded AD - New Illinois Iron Meteorite?

From: Michael L Blood <mlblood_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 00:06:39 -0700
Message-ID: <C223848F.3441F%mlblood_at_cox.net>

Hi all,
        Please all do be aware I have nothing to do with this
advertisement other than a friend asked me to foreword it
to the list. I assume his posts were being blocked or long
delayed, as has been reported by many list members.
        As for the iron, itself - it looks good to me, but I am not
putting down cold hard cash - and never will for any
"meteorite" that has not been validated by a lab unless
I were purchasing from a dealer I fully trusted would give
me an immediate refund if it turned out to fail a lab test.
(IE, I bought some of that Russian "pallasite" a several years
back in Tucson from Eric Olson. He immediately refunded
my money upon returning it when it eventually was
proven (to everyone's surprise) to be a fake.
    I have seen more than one specimen that I was totally
convinced was a meteorite which then failed the test and
many I would have never have believed were "real" turn
out to be.
        Best wishes, Michael

on 3/18/07 7:53 PM, drtanuki at drtanuki at yahoo.com wrote:

> Dear Ken, Michael and List,
> I concur with Ken. The "meteorite" appears to have
> been manufactured with a acetylene torch or forge and
> a sledge hammer or press. The "mass" has an unusual
> cross-section for a real iron meteorite and the
> thumbprinting looks like hammer or press marks.
> Good job Ken in pointing out this suspect
> "meteorite".
> Best Regards, Dirk...Tokyo
> --- ken newton <magellon at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Hope I am wrong, but that is one fakey looking
>> iron...
>> Best,
>> Ken Newton
>> Michael L Blood wrote:
>>> Hello Fellow listees,
>>> I have some exciting news as I have met a gentleman
>> that may have found the
>>> 10th meteorite from Illinois and the 3rd Illinois
>> Iron. If this is truly a
>>> new iron meteorite then it will have the best
>> fusion crust on an iron that I
>>> have seen in my life. I examined the piece under
>> 10X magnification. The
>>> crust is incredible. The location will remain
>> confidential with the
>>> possibility of more to be found. The piece has to
>> be tested before we submit
>>> it for classification.
>>> Heres a link to photos of the piece:
>> http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/spacerox2001/album?.dir=/7e99re2
>>> Thanks,
>>> Bob Evans
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Received on Mon 19 Mar 2007 03:06:39 AM PDT

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