[meteorite-list] E bay fraud

From: m42protosun at aol.com <m42protosun_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2008 10:23:51 -0400
Message-ID: <8CAE3C37A842BF3-85C-8BB_at_webmail-me02.sysops.aol.com>

Hello Mike,
As I have written in my message from Aug. 26, the most objects offered
as Nantans or Campos
are made from 'mekong river iron'. That is a Hematite-Magnetite mineral
found along the Mekong river.
After buying wrong Nantans even from IMCA-members I have myself
specialized as a "Nantanwrongs hunter".
But ebay, --- NO chance to get a reaction!
My advice to you: Polish the slap and you will see the 'HECTAGONS' of
the crystal lattice. Then put it in your collection as examples for
"iron meteorite wrongs".
Best regards Uwe Figge


-----Urspr?ngliche Mitteilung-----
Von: Mike Miller <meteoritefinder at gmail.com>
An: meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com
<meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
Verschickt: Mo., 8. Sept. 2008, 17:28
Thema: [meteorite-list] E bay fraud

Hi all a while back I bought a stone that was supposed to be Nantan on
E bay it was actually a pretty good fake. They had added coloring to
make it look rusty and a magnet really stuck to it. So I stuck it on
the saw thinking it might just be a ball of rust, well as soon as it
started cutting it turned the everything a reddish color. When I
finished the cut and looked at it, it was stone not iron at all.I
would be surprised if it is not hematite. So I contacted the Chinese
dealer and told them all of this and after a couple attempts to
satisfy me will some discount or a better deal next time. I filed a0D
case with Pay pal and demanded a full refund, and that they stop
selling these lumps of rock as meteorites. I do not know if they ever
really stopped but I see they are back to their same old tricks again,
except this time I know that they know they are committing fraud. Does
that make any difference? Is there anything we can do?

Mike Miller 230 Greenway Dr. Kingman Az 86401
Meteorite-list mailing list
Meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com
AOL eMail auf Ihrem Handy! Ab sofort k?nnen Sie auch unterwegs Ihre AOL 
email abrufen. Registrieren Sie sich jetzt kostenlos.
Received on Sat 13 Sep 2008 10:23:51 AM PDT

Help support this free mailing list:

Yahoo MyWeb