[meteorite-list] Reward offered for meteorite find
From: Mike Groetz <mpg444_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2008 12:14:16 -0800 (PST)
What is the relationship of this verses the meteorite being Canadian property? I really hope he is able to get some of it though if it can be found.
Reward offered for meteorite find
Updated: Mon Nov. 24 2008 17:15:47
An Arizona meteorite hunter is offering a big reward for anyone who finds a piece of the giant fireball that blazed across Alberta last week.
The incredible object from space lit up the night sky on Thursday and was the talk of Western Canadians and space enthusiasts around the world.
Some experts believe the meteor fell east of Wainwright just across the border with Saskatchewan.
Scientists and treasure hunters from across the province, including Calgary, are scouring that area trying to find the debris trail.
Robert Haag, who runs a meteorite website in the U-S, says he'll pay 10 thousand dollars to the first person to find a piece.
Meteorite hunting can be a lucrative trade. Haag estimates there could be as much as one million dollars worth of meteorites on the ground from this single meteor. A basketball-sized piece could sell for up to 50 thousand dollars.
Received on Tue 25 Nov 2008 03:14:16 PM PST