[meteorite-list] Katol India meteorite - Forbidden Fruit

From: Me Teor <m3t30r1t3man_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2012 21:09:42 +0530
Message-ID: <C8A56A9E-5301-48DC-B32B-7CE3335A1FA3_at_gmail.com>

Dear Shawn
You are absolutely correct. It is illegal to collect meteorites in India. And meteorites are government property. The authority for this is the Geological Survey of India. And as far as I know, they never trade or deal with any individuals or private institutions. There cannot be any export papers as export is banned.

Although I wonder how having a export paper or certificate helps ?

If a specimen is up for sale, it is definitely out of the country and has been exported.

By the way does anyone have a analysis report on this new find ?


On 14-Jul-2012, at 3:32 AM, Shawn Alan <photophlow at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hello Listers,
>> From my understanding, meteorites that fell or are found after 1885 in India would be forwarded to the Government Geological Museum which would take over possession of the meteorite? If so, how is Katol exempt from this, or was Katol sold by the Museum? For those who have gotten some of this meteorite fall, will their meteorites come with export papers like how Canadian falls are handled?
> Shawn Alan
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Received on Sat 14 Jul 2012 11:39:42 AM PDT

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