[meteorite-list] New BLM rules on col. meteorites
From: hall at meteorhall.com <hall_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2012 01:50:47 -0400
During the Denver Show at the Merchandise Mart, a lady from the BLM
booth stopped by my Meteorhall booth, and while looking over my
meteorites for sale (none of the meteorites were from BLM land, land
that belongs to all citizens of the USA, by the way) mentioned that new
regulations for collecting meteorites had been issued by the Assistant
Director, Renewable Resources and Planning of the BLM on Sept. 10,
Look up Instruction Memorandum No. 2012-182, or contact Lucia Kuizon,
National Paleontologist at (202) 912-7253 or lkuizon at blm.gov for a copy
and information on the new rules. Here is a little taste of the new
rules: Can a mining claim be located for meteorites? Answer, NO.
Meteorites can be collected, limited to certain public lands, up to a
whopping 10 pounds per year per person, with only surface collecting.
Specimens that are casually collected (what the heck does that mean?
anyone that risks their life by searching for meteorites in the desert,
spending hundreds of dollars and many days is not "casually collecting"
are they?) are for personal use only, and may not be bartered or sold
for commercial purposes. However, you can get a PERMIT for commercial
use and sale, unless otherwise prohibited by other laws, regulations,
land use plans or closures. Good Luck, Fred Hall
Received on Thu 20 Sep 2012 01:50:47 AM PDT