[meteorite-list] The ultimate Type Collection List

From: Galactic Stone & Ironworks <meteoritemike_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2012 14:05:53 -0400
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Hi Jeff,

Thanks for the clarification. I recall hearing something not long ago
about a type that would no longer be accepted for publication in the
Bulletin. What type was that? Or, did I completely remember that

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On 9/3/12, Jeff Grossman <jngrossman at gmail.com> wrote:
> No, olivine diogenite is a classification that is accepted for the Met
> Bull, and there are several in press in MB100.
> I remind everybody that there is no such thing as "official nomenclature
> [of meteorite classifications]."  The nomcom tends to be conservative,
> and generally does not start adopting new kinds of classifications until
> they come into use in the literature, beyond the original proposer's
> work.  But nomcom does not vote to certify new terms, or anything of the
> sort.  Nobody does.
> Jeff
> On 9/3/2012 12:19 PM, Galactic Stone & Ironworks wrote:
>> Hi Mendy,
>> Here is a type list and collecting guide I put together, drawing
>> largely on David Weir's authoritative website -
>> http://www.galactic-stone.com/pages/types
>> There are a couple of types that are almost impossible to find on the
>> collector market, like Kakangari.  There are also some types that are
>> not commonly agreed upon, or are no longer approved as official
>> nomenclature, like Olivine Diogenite.  If I recall correctly, this is
>> a type that is no longer being accepted for approval and they are now
>> lumped in with the rest of the diogenites.  And speaking of which,
>> there are sub-types that are difficult to acquire, but are not
>> official types, like Noritic Diogenite.
>> Building a complete type collection is a daunting task that many
>> collectors eventually abandon, but it's still a worthy goal.  :)
>> Best regards,
>> MikeG
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