[meteorite-list] Astronomical Prices of Meteorites in Korea StillControversial
From: Michael Farmer <mike_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2015 17:09:47 -0700
Just greedy people and part of the fault lies with the Korean government. They promoted super high values while trying to prevent an American from taking any of the stones. Let them not get anything.
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> On Jan 6, 2015, at 10:33 AM, Raremeteorites via Meteorite-list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> wrote:
> $700.00 a gram for an ordinary fall? I think $5.00 a gram is more realistic. One of the images looks like iron ore to me. Perhaps they have not taken into account that the U.S. Dollar is strengthening now that the lame Fed no longer manipulates currency with the stupid Quantitative Easing idea. Maybe, they are overprinting the Korean Won!
> I have a feeling the current owners aren't selling much.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Shawn Alan via Meteorite-list" <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
> To: "Meteorite Central" <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2015 3:23 AM
> Subject: [meteorite-list] Astronomical Prices of Meteorites in Korea StillControversial
>> Hello Listers
>> 24 million dollar meteorite in the name of science, for everything else,
>> there's MasterCard ...
>> SEOUL, Dec 30 (Korea Bizwire) ? The 4.5 billion-year-old meteorites
>> that fell in Jinju city, South Korea in March 2013 are having a hard
>> time entering Korean scientific research circles due to their owners?
>> excessive compensation demands.
>> The Korean Government is attempting to purchase the meteorites for use
>> in scientific research.
>> In March 2013, four meteorites weighing 35 kilograms in total fell on a
>> farming site in Jinju. They are as old as the sun, and the first
>> meteorites to land on the Korean peninsula in 71 years.
>> The Korean Government announced that it would buy the meteorites to
>> benefit Korean scientific research communities, and to prevent the rare
>> celestial objects from being sold to foreign collectors.
>> However, the current owners of the four meteorites are demanding more
>> than 27 billion won (US$ 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
>> IMCA 1633
>> ebay store http://www.ebay.com/sch/imca1633ny/m.html
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