[meteorite-list] Curry Montrose Meteorites and Mexico Doug

From: wahlperry at aol.com <wahlperry_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 12:11:40 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <8CE360FCD483D5F-13DC-19B34_at_webmail-d044.sysops.aol.com>

Hi Walter,

>People like Curry don't help the situation, not at any time. For me,
this islocal, for you, this is far removed. Maybe you would be more
concerned, moreinterested if this guy was selling meteor wrongs and
mislabeled material inyour >neighborhood?Just my two cents,Walter L.

I have to agree with you, Steve Curry"s meteorites are bogus. I wonder
if it would be helpful to focus attention towards educating the
Colorado community. What about doing a few meteorite outreach programs
in your community to help the public. You could also set up a
meteorite display showing the difference between meteorites and meteor
wrongs. This would help out tremendously.


-----Original Message-----
From: Walter L. Newton <newton at acrossthebow.com>
To: meteorite-list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
Cc: mexicodoug <mexicodoug at aim.com>
Sent: Wed, Aug 31, 2011 4:17 am
Subject: [meteorite-list] Curry Montrose Meteorites and Mexico Doug

Doug,Why would you suggest that Montrose Altrusa would get involved
inarbitrating the Curry phony meteorite controversy? Sandra Lee Tyler
issimply a member of Altrusa, and she has a "position" on their
YearbookCommittee. Montrose Altrusa has nothing to do with Steve
Curry's "charities"and "scientific" organizations. Your suggestion that
Montrose Altrusa wouldhave anything to do with these "meteorite" sales
(like the ICMA) is silly.Why would they?And you mention that you
haven't seen any of these Curry "meteorites." Well,here is some of the
crap that he is personally
62... and if you have been reading the thread on Curry, you will
realize thathe has managed to find other people and businesses in the
Western part ofthe state of Colorado to start selling his junk, both on
EBay and in brickand mortar stores. I say some of his junk in a rock
shop just 3 weeks ago,in Cimarron, Colorado. The store owner wanted
3000 dollars for a 30 gramiron which looked like a cleaned Nantan.
Curry's "certificate" claim thepiece was park of the "Montrose Iron"
fall, which of course doesn't exist.Since the meteorite list is for
discussing meteorites, and it's not unusualfor the topic of meteor
wrongs to come up on the list, I don't know why youwould complain about
people using bandwidth to discuss Curry and his sludge?Maybe this
doesn't idiot Curry doesn't effect you. But it's certainly ablack spot
on meteorite sellers and collectors, especially ones in Colorado.It's
hard enough to sell real meteorites to the general public. Many are
noteven aware that private individuals can own such material, and
whenpresented with a meteorite, many guffaw and claim "how did you get
a realmeteorite" or something similar. Last summer I had about 200
grams of UNWA'sin a display at a very popular rock shop up here in the
Colorado Rockies, ashop frequented by a lot of summer tourists, and we
couldn't move a singlegram, mainly because customers would scoff at
them, claiming they can't bereal. When I started collecting over 10
years ago, I was amazed thatsomething as wonderful as a meteorite could
actually be legally owned bymyself.People like Curry don't help the
situation, not at any time. For me, this islocal, for you, this is far
removed. Maybe you would be more concerned, moreinterested if this guy
was selling meteor wrongs and mislabeled material inyour
neighborhood?Just my two cents,Walter L.
wrote...Since we only see one side of this dispute on the list, If you
guys ever tire of sparring with Mr. Curry, why don't you just ask Ms.
Sandra Lee, his very respected housemate (listed in the white pages at
their same address) whether she can help you resolve your suspicions
since she has responsibility in the matter as well. She apparently is a
member of the large worldwide organization Altrusa, an NGO which is
dedicated to community service for the betterment of the world and
especially those less fortunate and I am sure they would take it upon
themselves to set the record straight, much like the IMCA does. If you
truly think there is something not right about the stones, Ms. Sandra
can be reached at : LEETYLER6 at GMAIL.COM according to Mr. Curry's
Colorado Charitable organization application in 2011, Google-able on
the internet. But if the email doesn't work just call or email the
Montrose Altrusa and I'm sure they'll offer to help out in any dispute
among its members since as the Chairman/Treasurer of the Charitable
organization Mr. Curry is working under, it is actually she who would
be responsible for the money generated by the charitable meteorite
sales, not Mr. Curry, who is simply the president, according to:
Montrose is at: http://www.altrusa.blogspot.com/ However if you contact
them and it turns out the rocks are authentic, you should publically
apologize profusely. I haven't seen the stones, so actually I don't
know anything about this dispute, but it is tying up a lot of bandwidth
so that is my 2 centavos. Kindest wishes
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