[meteorite-list] AD; wisconsin slices - was $60 per gram AD
From: Jeff Torchia <jtorchia_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 23:19:32 -0400
I too was very :( sad to hear that the main mass of the fall found so far
has been cut up into slices....The main mass should be kept as just that. I
think that someone would have been willing to pay somewhat close to the
money he is getting for slices to obtain the main mass for such a widely
publicized find, and keep the beauty intact.....I can't wait to watch the
meteorite men episode on this fall.....Season 2 can't come soon enough....
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[mailto:meteorite-list-bounces at meteoritecentral.com] On Behalf Of Jason Utas
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2010 10:54 PM
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] AD; wisconsin slices - was $60 per gram AD
Hello Greg, All,
First-off, congrats to Joe - hell of a find.
But I really don't understand what you bring up, Greg. If it's your
dream to find one, and you finally do, you don't cut it up and sell it
three days later.
The story reminds me of quite a few, to be honest: dealer chases down
new fall/find, finds it, cuts it up, sells it.
So, I agree - spectacular find, but...well, it *was* a pretty stone.
Now it's a pile of slices waiting to be shipped. It was his dream to
go and find a stone, and then to cut it up and sell it all to make a
few thousand dollars?
If I owned a slice (and I'm not planning on buying one), I wouldn't
look down at it thinking "this is a piece of the realization of one's
man dream," because all it got him in the end was $60/g.
I don't know about you, but I consider my dreams to be worth more than
that, and it would cost a hell of a lot more for you to get me to sell
You're treating it like it's a business. Calling it something else
seems strange -- and calling it priceless...all this sentimental talk
from someone who just sliced up a beautiful stone strikes me as a
I'll take it quietly while a dealer dices with no pretext [to make
money], but this....this annoys me significantly more.
Is it really the dream of most people out there to simply find a new
fall for the cash in it? Are meteorite enthusiasts on the whole
really coming to that?
I feel as though this message might give the wrong impression - I
can't begin to convey how happy I am for Joe and his truly spectacular
find, but what I'm seeing is the exact opposite of what I would expect
from someone who just found the meteorite of his or her dreams...and
it's beyond disappointing to me if this is really what meteorite
hunters hope to do with their 'dream finds...'
On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 7:15 PM, Greg Catterton
<star_wars_collector at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi to all, an update to my AD.
> All samples I had available have been sold or are on hold.
> Joe's stone is an awesome find.
> Since I have known Joe, he has been wanting and wishing for a local fall
he could go to.
> He got his wish with the WI fall. This was for him as the Whetstone was
> It was meant to be.
> Joe had his kids with him and together, his wish came true.
> That alone is enough of a story make his find worth more then any hammer,
or any other stone found from this fall.
> "The Kerchner Stone" is a sample to be had for any collection as it is
shows as an example that wishes do come true.
> I will be getting one, even though I have some already... just for the
story behind it.
> Hope everyone is good!
> Greg Catterton
> IMCA member 4682
> On Ebay: http://stores.shop.ebay.com/wanderingstarmeteorites
> --- On Thu, 4/29/10, Joe Kerchner <skyrockmeteorites at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> From: Joe Kerchner <skyrockmeteorites at yahoo.com>
>> Subject: [meteorite-list] AD; wisconsin slices
>> To: meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com
>> Date: Thursday, April 29, 2010, 9:27 PM
>> Im takin orders for slices from the
>> 332 gram "kerchner stone".
>> If you are looking for a specific sized slice or part
>> slice, you can put in you request now. Slices will be from
>> .5g -20g slices0 they will be very thin and most part slices
>> over 2g will have crust.? If you want an end piece I
>> will have 2 available. Contact me off list for prices, it
>> will be the lowest I have seen offered. You can request
>> slices larger than 20 if you want.
>> I have had many people promised slices already so hurry if
>> you want one.
>> Pieces will be mailed out first thing monday morning.
>> Best wishes
>> Joe kerchner
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