[meteorite-list] Hunt Goes On for More Meteorites
From: Michael Farmer <mike_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2012 08:57:48 -0700
Then please explain what "rogue meteorite hunters" is supposed to mean. It implies illegal or bad meteorite hunters. I am pretty pissed off after reading that crap. Using Meteorite Men as an example of what we really do is also disingenuous to those of us who hunt meteorites for a living VS for TV. True meteorite hunters don't pretend 5 years after the fact that "Alpha site" is not actually Admire.
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On Nov 3, 2012, at 8:21 AM, GeoZay at aol.com wrote:
> "Rivera said he took an oath not to tell what they saw for fear that
> rogue meteorite hunters ? eager to sell galactic collectibles on eBay
> ? might pounce on new potential meteorite locations and rob scientists'
> ability to research more rocks."
> Maybe I'm missing something here, but from sitting on the side, I've
> gotten the impression that its standard practice for various meteorite hunters
> to hide their hot spots from each other until the "cat is pretty much out of
> the bag." I think it was on the first episode of Meteorite Men they
> talked about keeping the location of Pallasite finds secret. I also think on
> another episode, a hunting site in Nevada was also suppose to been kept
> secret. On occasions I've read on this list where individual hunters or various
> groups would hint at not mentioning where they are etc. while searching for
> a new strewnfield. I honestly don't think Jenniskens is doing anything
> different for his interests, than what the rest of the meteorite hunting world
> is doing for themselves or group.
> George Zay
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Received on Sat 03 Nov 2012 11:57:48 AM PDT