[meteorite-list] Feb 11, 2012, Qinhai province, Fall

From: Martin Altmann <altmann_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 23 May 2013 16:16:52 +0200
Message-ID: <005801ce57c0$330906d0$991b1470$_at_de>

Hi Mike,

indeed, check the archives, I'm busy.
All that exportation-ban-and-all-belongs-to-the-state-blah-blah was based on
some administrative orders of the 19th century, where the clerks were
advised where to forward meteorites to, if they get hands on,
hence touching the ownership-question in no way.

Today you have it in the Indian constitution, that meteorites don't belong
to the Republic.

The paragraph I gave here on the list.
Which says, that all finds, which before were bestowed upon the King, shall
be property of the Republic.

King: In the short time between independence and the formation of the new
The English King was degraded from an Emperor of India to a King of India.

Hence de facto it's the British Common law adapted to the new Republic.
And as we all know, in England and Scotland, the finds of gold and silver go
to Queen Lizzy,
but the finds of meteorites go to Rob Elliott.

See also the very funny Monty-Python-style debate in the House of Lords
about a bill,
which asked to make all meteorites to a property of the state (the link to
the protocol I gave once here on the list).

Meteorite laws - that is the (self-chosen) job of the IMCA,
so most probably they can answer all your questions of that legal complex in
a more qualified way.


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Gesendet: Donnerstag, 23. Mai 2013 04:32
An: Greg Catterton
Cc: Meteorite List; robertbeauford at rocketmail.com
Betreff: Re: [meteorite-list] Feb 11, 2012, Qinhai province, Fall

Here we go again with Katol.

Someone show me the law against exporting meteorites from India.

And I don't mean show me a 150-year old British Empire mandate that no
longer applies.

I have spoken to people in India about this and they all say the same thing
- they know of no modern Indian law against meteorite exportation.

Whoever started this rumor is engaging in speculation at best and they have
an agenda at the worst.

AFAIK, Katol is legal to own. If someone can produce a reliable and
authoritative source who is familiar with Indian law and that person can
state that it is indeed illegal and point to the relevant laws, then I will
change my mind.

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On 5/22/13, Greg Catterton <star_wars_collector at yahoo.com> wrote:
> thing is, katol is illegal to own or export without permit...
> Greg
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