[meteorite-list] I think someone threw a rock at him

From: Mendy Ouzillou <ouzillou_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2012 09:24:24 -0700
Message-ID: <059401cd52ee$fc3099b0$f491cd10$_at_com>

I think he misunderstood the "local gold dealer" and, based on the image,
meant to say grams instead of milligrams. But heck, what's 3 orders of
magnitude matter when a bazillion x zero (the value of the rock per gram) is
still zero.


-----Original Message-----
From: Mal Bishop [mailto:magbish3 at lowcountry.com]
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2012 9:13 AM
To: Mendy Ouzillou
Cc: 'Meteorite List'
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] I think someone threw a rock at him

I sure envy his camera and a scale with the accuracy he either owns or has
access... if I had a camera with the zoom lens capability his has, man, oh,
man -- and that scale!
He states in his description the specimen has a total weight of 45.6 mg (
11.7mg and 33.9mg ), or 45.6/1000 of a gram and measures 1.75 inches long --
this most definitely must be a record for the least dense material from the
outer limits to be a solid that I'm aware of -- lighter than a piece of
popcorn and larger too!

...but to be serious, this is so sad, sort of funny, and very scary all at
once. The Internet in general, and eBay in particular has made it so easy
for the unsuspecting to either buy or sell (as we are all aware here).

I wish those that may mean well and are being sincere (as apposed to maybe
just trying to perpetrate an outright scam) would just do the very basics of
educating themselves just a little before making such outlandish and silly
observations. Where's the meteorite police?

In ( temporary ) resignation -

On 6/25/2012 10:27 AM, Mendy Ouzillou wrote:
> This eBay listing moves from the meteor-wrong category into the
> meteor-you've-got-to-be-kidding category:
> http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-unclassified-meteorite-/120938948685?pt=LH
> _Defau
> ltDomain_0&hash=item1c2885e84d#ht_500wt_1413
> I think someone got mad at him for making up another whopper of a
> story and picked up the nearest piece of quartz and threw it at him.
> Trying to justify the indignity of the situation, he decided that it
> was in fact a meteorite that nearly hit him. It's the only possible
explanation ...
> right.
> Mendy
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Received on Mon 25 Jun 2012 12:24:24 PM PDT

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