[meteorite-list] New type of fake moldavite coming soon?

From: meteoriteguy.com <mike_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2011 13:32:15 -0700
Message-ID: <E4ED4DDA-D81F-43C3-A847-196BD161EBE3_at_meteoriteguy.com>

Reported this 2 or 3 years ago from Tokyo show, lots of large flawless green moldavites selling mounted in jewelry very cheap compared to what real ones of that size would cost.
Just molten glass.
That is why i prefer meteorites.
Michael Farmer

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On Aug 1, 2011, at 1:10 PM, Impactika at aol.com wrote:

> Thank you Yinan,
> However this is not new.
> Several years ago (4-5-6 years???) one of my customers had the occasion to
> go to Hong Kong. While there he saw "moldavites" being sold in many shops,
> of course they were the apple-green type, and very very cheap, so he bought a
> couple of them for me, and I still have them.
> Yes, they are a very bright shade of green, not at all like moldavites, and
> look worn, like tumbled.
> And I believe he might have been the one who told me that someone in Hong
> Kong had bought a lot of very good moldavites (real ones!) then had molds
> made from them and went into production.
> And remember, that was several years ago.
> And thank you for telling us about the Fakeminerals site, but he should
> have a page or more about fake meteorites.
> Anne M. Black
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> President, I.M.C.A. Inc.
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> In a message dated 8/1/2011 11:21:37 AM Mountain Daylight Time,
> veomega at gmail.com writes:
> My buddy Justin at The-Vug just put out a new article on
> Fakeminerals.com about a new type of fake moldavite that has been
> recently spotted in China:
> http://www.fakeminerals.com/?p=146
> I'm not sure if this is the material people are already familiar with,
> or if it is indeed a new type, but it's impressive looking.
> - Yinan
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