[meteorite-list] WG: Witnessed Falls and Hammers - warning, LONG.

From: Martin Altmann <altmann_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2009 17:55:19 +0100
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honestly I never was aware the last decades that this category "hammer" had
any meaning or importance.
Of course Peekskill car, was a curiosity like Claxton. But people were
buying Barwell, cause it was Barwell and Mbale, cause it was Mbale and it
was only a funny side note, that a pea hit the head of a boy and
Kunashak...but Kunashak virtually nobody was buying :-)
Also in the classical meteorite books you won't find any category: hammers.
So I'm astonished about that hype and that collectors suddenly since 2-3
years are paying triple to tenfold prices for the same falls than all the
decades before.

Walter, Walter, what have you done :-)


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I think to be considered a hammer the meteorite needs to hit a human-made
structure, like a building or car. Seems to me that many have taken the term
and bastardized it to the point where it has lost its true meaning and
interest (at least to me).
Matt Morgan
Mile High Meteorites
P.O. Box 151293
Lakewood, CO 80215 USA
Received on Mon 09 Mar 2009 12:55:19 PM PDT

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