[meteorite-list] Nigerian Impact Melt ***IMPORTANT***

From: Mendy Ouzillou <mendy.ouzillou_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2018 12:08:16 -0500
Message-ID: <034c01d3e881$7f04c2c0$7d0e4840$_at_gmail.com>

You are absolutely correct regarding the name. That is an embarrassing mistake on my part.


-----Original Message-----
From: Svend Buhl <buhl at meteorite-recon.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2018 11:50 AM
To: Mendy Ouzillou <mendy.ouzillou at gmail.com>; meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Nigerian Impact Melt ***IMPORTANT***

Mendy, all,

The Republic of Niger and Nigeria are two different countries. Calling a meteorite that is supposedly from Niger ?Nigerian? is certainly not helping your cause.

Also, in my humble opinion, it is your seller?s liability to maintain the chain of provenance and provide you with credible location data.

Clouding find information of meteorites seems to have become a sport with finders and middlesmen from certain countries. Dealers buying merchandise without insisting to get at least basic find data from their suppliers contribute to the problem.

Best regards



> Am 10.05.2018 um 18:35 schrieb Mendy Ouzillou via Meteorite-list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>:
> To the meteorite community at large:
> The classification for the Nigerian impact melt is nearing completion
> and at this point, there is not enough information to give it a proper
> name associated with its location. Without some FAST intervention,
> this meteorite will receive an NWA number. Nothing wrong per se with
> an NWA number, but in the words of the classifying scientist, "This is
> a great shame for something so special." The only find info available
> is that it was found just outside Arlit, Niger. Many people searched
> and found this material, so better coordinates MUST be available. I
> realize this is the nature of the business, BUT surely we can get
> information on a find with a large total known weight (TKW).
> Thank you all!
> Mendy Ouzillou
> +1-512-554-9987
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Received on Thu 10 May 2018 01:08:16 PM PDT

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