[meteorite-list] Sober thought
From: Darryl Pitt <darryl_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2009 22:17:24 -0400
One of the ironic details concerning Valera was the ranch owner's
nonchalance over the event. A physician, he reasoned that deaths
necessarily resulted from rocks falling from the sky. (Reasonable.)
It was a Venezuelan astronomy professor who realized the significance
of the event and interviewed the family and ranch hands.
Valera's value has been compromised as a result of an initial
inexpensive offering---an unimaginable absurdity. (And I'm in-part
On Mar 9, 2009, at 9:26 PM, mail at mhmeteorites.com wrote:
> Documentation is of the utmost importance. For example, I have
> photos of the owner of Worden holding the piece, a pic of the garage
> roof and the car that was smashed. I think I still have the
> cancelled check!
> A signed affidavit is always nice. I know Darryl Pitt provided that
> with every chunk of Valera he sold.
> ------Original Message------
> From: Impactika at aol.com
> Sender: meteorite-list-bounces at meteoritecentral.com
> To: darryl at dof3.com
> To: rob at nakhladogmeteorites.com
> Cc: meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com
> Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Sober thought
> Sent: Mar 9, 2009 7:19 PM
> (I really meant to stay out of that discussion, but.............)
> Yes, there were two Valera stones, one hammered a cow, the other one
> impacted the ground.
> Now, when you buy a piece of Valera, how do you know that you are
> getting a
> piece of the cow-killer? No blood on it, I believe.
> And the question applies to most of the other "hammers" on the
> market. The
> only probable exceptions being pieces with a bit of paint, red for
> Peekskill or
> Worden, yellow for one of the Park Forest. The rest.....???????????
> I just sold a very nice slice of Valera, I most certainly did not
> present it
> as a hammer.
> Just my opnion.
> Anne M. Black
> _http://www.impactika.com/_ (http://www.impactika.com/)
> _IMPACTIKA at aol.com_ (mailto:IMPACTIKA at aol.com)
> Vice-President, I.M.C.A. Inc.
> _http://www.imca.cc/_ (http://www.imca.cc/)
> In a message dated 3/9/2009 7:02:34 PM Mountain Daylight Time,
> darryl at dof3.com writes:
> As it regards Venezuela's extraterrestrial hammering.....Valera is a
> two stone fall.
> On Mar 9, 2009, at 8:52 PM, Rob Wesel wrote:
>> Agreed, Valera is way under priced and underappreciated for a single
>> stone fall...let alone a cow killer that is often sold with copies
>> of the affidavit.
>> Peekskill, Claxton, Sylacauga, maybe it's a U.S. thing, Valera
>> should be in the mix.
>> Rob Wesel
>> We are the music makers...
>> and we are the dreamers of the dreams.
>> Willy Wonka, 1971
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Darryl Pitt" <darryl at dof3.com>
>> To: <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
>> Sent: Monday, March 09, 2009 5:47 PM
>> Subject: [meteorite-list] Sober thought
>>> Make that on the rocks....
>>> As long as the only meteorite that has been extensively documented
>>> to have killed an animal sells for just $10/g (Valera)---any notion
>>> of a value-added for a hammering rests with the truly hammered....
> **************Need a job? Find employment help in your area.
> Meteorite-list mailing list
> Meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com
> Matt Morgan
> Mile High Meteorites
> P.O. Box 151293
> Lakewood, CO 80215 USA
Received on Mon 09 Mar 2009 10:17:24 PM PDT