[meteorite-list] AD - Not All Lunar Meteorites Are Equal

From: Adam Hupe <raremeteorites_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2017 10:46:44 -0700
Message-ID: <e3432b59-7e66-ac5e-04a4-16177b069e20_at_centurylink.net>

It is funny that you mention Moroccans selling "lunar" material for
about the same price as Eucrites. The total weight of all Eucrites can
be measured in metric tons while real lunar meteorites can be measured
at less than 200 kilograms. Eucrites and terrestrial rocks are
definitely in mix of these so-called lunar meteorites being dumped on
eBay. I remember Mohamed Sbai, at the Tucson Show, in 2008 claiming
that he had an 18 kilogram paring to NWA 5000 which turned out to be a

Without laboratory confirmation and some dealers refusal to follow
Meteoritical Society protocol, you could end up with a toilet seat.


9/5/2017 9:54 AM, Michael Farmer wrote:
> I agree fully. Great time to buy.
> Michael Farmer
>> On Sep 5, 2017, at 10:31 AM, Adam Hupe via Meteorite-list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> wrote:
>> Just like Martians were a few years ago when the self-pairing and piggy-backing reached an all time high at around 2012/NWA 7000. And before that, it was falls when some less than honest dealers were substituting NWA material in place of the real thing. I remember Claxton, which I acquired from Michael Blood later selling for less than a $100.00 gram due to a lack in collector confidence.
>> No meteorite is immune from less than honest business practices. Many
>> collectors will not touch anything that post dates 2012 and are very leery of falls.
>> On the bright side. There is no better time to purchase genuine lunar material with good provenance and laboratory confirmation since the price is sure to go up just like the Martians that were dumped a few years ago.
>> Adam
>>> On 9/5/2017 8:30 AM, Michael Farmer wrote:
>>> You are pissing in the wind. Lunars are about worthless now. Moroccans have dropped the price to less than that of eucrites. I want just in Morocco. I saw kilos and kilos is lunar.
>>> Michael Farmer
>>>> On Sep 5, 2017, at 9:22 AM, Adam Hupe via Meteorite-list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> wrote:
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