[meteorite-list] Astronomical Prices of Meteorites in Korea Still Controversial

From: Shawn Alan <shawnalan_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 06 Jan 2015 04:23:37 -0700
Message-ID: <20150106042337.e8713c95af9984a493c5db01816d4c10.52893a5fae.wbe_at_email22.secureserver.net>

Hello Listers

24 million dollar meteorite in the name of science, for everything else,
there's MasterCard ...

SEOUL, Dec 30 (Korea Bizwire) ? The 4.5 billion-year-old meteorites
that fell in Jinju city, South Korea in March 2013 are having a hard
time entering Korean scientific research circles due to their owners?
excessive compensation demands.

The Korean Government is attempting to purchase the meteorites for use
in scientific research.

In March 2013, four meteorites weighing 35 kilograms in total fell on a
farming site in Jinju. They are as old as the sun, and the first
meteorites to land on the Korean peninsula in 71 years.

The Korean Government announced that it would buy the meteorites to
benefit Korean scientific research communities, and to prevent the rare
celestial objects from being sold to foreign collectors.

However, the current owners of the four meteorites are demanding more
than 27 billion won (US$ 24.5 million) in compensation. Meteorites of 35
kilograms are usually sold for around 180 million won (US$ 163,526) on
the international market.


Shawn Alan
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Received on Tue 06 Jan 2015 06:23:37 AM PST

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