[meteorite-list] Excessively Large Reward a bad precedent.

From: Howard Steffic <bencubbin_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 13:53:35 -0600
Message-ID: <COL118-W49EDD29B043004BF32B7FAB78E0_at_phx.gbl>

Best to consider the source on this type of tactic, Meteorite Hunters? More like keyboard check book hunters in my opinion.
It is all about $$$ for some groups of people.
Better learn to live with it guys, this may be the wave of the future.

Howard Steffic

> From: mccartney at blackbearddata.com
> To: meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com
> Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 11:15:56 -0600
> Subject: [meteorite-list] Excessively Large Reward a bad precedent.
> A $5,000/kg or $10,000/kg reward for the first kg may be appropriate for
> most some falls. But quickly the newspapers will drop the 'first kg'
> part and spread the value at $10/g. There will also be unit errs and
> report the value at $10,000/lb.
> $20,000/kg is ludicrous.
> I think we, as a community, should make some kind of gentleman's
> agreement with the highest reward that should be offered. Quickly, a
> point will be reached that will be counter-productive.
> http://www.wjbf.com/jbf/news/state_regional/georgia/article/meteorite_hunters_closing_in_on_georgia_fireball_reward_upped_to_20000/12165/
> -mt
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Received on Fri 27 Mar 2009 03:53:35 PM PDT

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