[meteorite-list] Mifflin second lithology
From: cdtucson at cox.net <cdtucson_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 9 May 2011 15:05:10 -0400
I am told that I need to add a few details to my defense of selling this possible second (odd) looking lithology of Mifflin.
I must admit that I am a bit shocked how quick some people are to be judge , jury and executioner all in one swift swoop.
Way back when this first started selling I received a phone call out of the blue from John Helm. he informed me that he had purchased a slice of mifflin from Greg C.and Greg gave him my number.
I was a bit surprised because the reason I had partnered with Greg is because he being a big dealer he would be able to get top dollar for our material. Whereas on eBay I get chump change for the meteorites I sell. You see Greg has a web site to sell from and I don't. This was to be a win win situation.
Back to the call; John informed me that he was suspicious of his recent acquisition from Greg. I told John that this was the first I'd heard of this and I had never seen any of the material once cut by Greg. I told John i would get right back with him.
So, I called Greg and he had already looked into this between the time John called him and me. Greg assured me that Dave Gheesling was already aware of this second lithology and it was definitely being found at Mifflin strewnfield.
needless to say I was very happy this was so quickly resolved.
I immediately called John back and explained to him that this is not only good mifflin material but, may end up actually being worth more than the other lithology because it appears to be more rare,
John invited me to hunt with him if I ever get up to Wisconsin and we hung up friends.
It was not until a few weeks ago that Jason hit me with this bomb.
I explained to Jason all of this and he chose not to agree with the situation.
As I said before. Jason is entitled to his opinion but I think he overstepped his boundaries before this ends up getting resolved.
Obviously more testing is going to have to be done and Dirk Ross has offered to have the testing done. I just need to get a piece of this second lithology and send it to him in Japan.
So, in the mean time people please relax and as was the case with NWA 5400 pairings. Be patient. That one took some special care as well but turned out to be just fine. I certainly hope this turns out to be from the same fall but we need the science to be sure. One thing is certain. There has been no scam commited here and worse case is that everyone will get their money back.
-- Carl or Debbie Esparza MeteoritemaxReceived on Mon 09 May 2011 03:05:10 PM PDT