[meteorite-list] Curry Montrose Meteorites and Mexico Doug
From: Count Deiro <countdeiro_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 09:28:06 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
Hear! Hear! Walter,
Well and truly put... This man is the biggest blight on the sale of meteorites in Colorado of anyone who has come down the pike.
My sympathies....and shared frustration,
>From: "Walter L. Newton" <newton at acrossthebow.com>
>Sent: Aug 31, 2011 8:17 AM
>To: meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com
>Cc: mexicodoug at aim.com
>Subject: [meteorite-list] Curry Montrose Meteorites and Mexico Doug
>Why would you suggest that Montrose Altrusa would get involved in
>arbitrating the Curry phony meteorite controversy? Sandra Lee Tyler is
>simply a member of Altrusa, and she has a "position" on their Yearbook
>Committee. Montrose Altrusa has nothing to do with Steve Curry's "charities"
>and "scientific" organizations. Your suggestion that Montrose Altrusa would
>have 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 selling...
>... and if you have been reading the thread on Curry, you will realize that
>he has managed to find other people and businesses in the Western part of
>the state of Colorado to start selling his junk, both on EBay and in brick
>and 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 gram
>iron which looked like a cleaned Nantan. Curry's "certificate" claim the
>piece 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 unusual
>for the topic of meteor wrongs to come up on the list, I don't know why you
>would 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 a
>black spot on meteorite sellers and collectors, especially ones in Colorado.
>It's hard enough to sell real meteorites to the general public. Many are not
>even aware that private individuals can own such material, and when
>presented with a meteorite, many guffaw and claim "how did you get a real
>meteorite" or something similar. Last summer I had about 200 grams of UNWA's
>in a display at a very popular rock shop up here in the Colorado Rockies, a
>shop frequented by a lot of summer tourists, and we couldn't move a single
>gram, mainly because customers would scoff at them, claiming they can't be
>real. When I started collecting over 10 years ago, I was amazed that
>something as wonderful as a meteorite could actually be legally owned by
>People like Curry don't help the situation, not at any time. For me, this is
>local, for you, this is far removed. Maybe you would be more concerned, more
>interested if this guy was selling meteor wrongs and mislabeled material in
>Just my two cents,
>Walter L. Newton
>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
>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
>Altrusa Montrose is at:
>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.
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