[meteorite-list] Recently found Algerian Iron
From: Mattias Bärmann <majbaermann_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2018 20:46:05 +0200
I agree with your last postings, Gentlemen. Btw. this is a beautiful big
iron and heavily regmaglypted iron without any doubt, but as far as I
can see on the pics: overcleaned, unfortunately.
This is my personal estimate, of course.
All the best
Am 05.04.2018 um 10:47 schrieb Michael Farmer via Meteorite-list:
> The Meteorite is real. That?s not a problem. The problem it that there
> are 1000 people brokering it, none of whom own it or have ever even
> seen it. It sits in Algeria pretty much untouchable.
> I am a serious buyer but the games being played with it make it a
> scam. When I see it delivered to my house in Tucson I?ll know it?s
> really for sale.
> Michael Farmer
> On Apr 5, 2018, at 10:30 AM, Robert Verish <bolidechaser at yahoo.com
> <mailto:bolidechaser at yahoo.com>> wrote:
>> Looks like April Fool's Day comes early in Morocco.
>> Thanks for this update, Mike, and for?the crucial info on this
>> Something told me that you would have the "low-down" on this specimen.
>> Even thought about contacting you, but I decided not to bother you.
>> Glad no damage was done, and no one got hurt in this fiasco. But it
>> sure is a shame,
>> that this great looking iron meteorite is now "lost to the ages".?
>> Wonder where it is?
>> Too bad there isn't a discussion group that discusses meteorites such
>> as this one.
>> Too late to join Facebook.
>> Bob V.
>> All sales of mythological iron meteorites?are hereby?permanently
>> On Wednesday, April 4, 2018 11:44 PM, Michael Farmer
>> <mike at meteoriteguy.com <mailto:mike at meteoriteguy.com>> wrote:
>> Where have you been Bob? This iron has been on the market for last
>> year and a half. Waste of time. I?ve tried to buy it. Your ?friends?
>> surely don?t own it any more than anyone else sharing the photos.
>> I?ve received them from people in Kenya, U.K., China, and about 1000
>> It?s a total scam.
>> Good luck suckers.
>> Michael Farmer
>> > On Apr 5, 2018, at 1:51 AM, Robert Verish via Meteorite-list
>> <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com
>> <mailto:meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>> wrote:
>> > Hello All,
>> > Finally have some good news to report. Some fellow
>> meteorite-hunters have contacted me to report that they have
>> recovered a 255kg iron from the Sahara Desert in Algeria. This was
>> well before April Fools Day, and the photos of it in-situ and
>> "oiled-up" are very convincing.? I immediately put them in contact
>> with an officially-approved institution here in USA for
>> classification.? Apparently, they declined to cut this
>> wonderful-looking and huge mass of iron (and no smaller masses have
>> been found), until after they have a confirmed buyer. I probably
>> should say "buyers", because I feel it will take a "consortium" of
>> buyers to meet their asking price of
>> > $2/gram.
>> > The finders have already received a number of offers, but nearly
>> all were bogus. That's why they came to me to help them with
>> filtering-out the scammers.? So, when I say that I will only forward
>> "serious offers", I'm serious.? And, this is the limit of my
>> involvement with this find.? That, and helping to get this iron
>> classified and made "official".
>> > You can see some of those photos here:
>> > http://meteorite-recovery.tripod.com/2018/apr18.htm
>> > If seriously interested, please contact me off-List.
>> > Thank you for your time, and I hope you enjoy the photos,
>> > Bob V.
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