[meteorite-list] Meteorite or meteowrong

From: Galactic Stone & Ironworks <meteoritemike_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2018 11:38:42 -0500
Message-ID: <CAKBPJW-oZUW6cKCUkkNj8VvTpEwyBBQgFDkyz4rWUqChEH0LeQ_at_mail.gmail.com>

Hi Michael and List,

Those iron-ish specimens remind me of caliche-covered Diablos or
Odessas. Some of those look legit, but would likely require testing to
confirm (especially if the paperwork or notes from the original owner
is no longer extant). Apparently somebody else thinks they might be
meteorites, because the lots are attracting multiple bids.

The seller has a lot of interesting "junk store" type of items up for
sale (including an entire thrift store in Sarasota Florida). Maybe a
list member close to that area could go take a look in person.

Best regards,


On 11/3/18, michael kelly via Meteorite-list
<meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> wrote:
> https://www.ebay.com/itm/BEAUTIFUL-1129-G-2LB-7-8-OZ-METEORITE-SPACE-ROCK-ESTATE-FIND-/113343444224
> All the signs besides the images make me say pass it up. (Estate seller not
> meteorite pro, not confident where its from, images not great, one cut into
> a point which looks metalic but not many irons from proposed likely area)
> But something in me is drawn to gamble on this likely meteowrong. Thoughts
> on probability of being an actual meteorite. I am newish and my run ins are
> with prepared material, not sure if this is outside the realm of look for
> what an uncleaned iron that has been bagged for a long time would look like,
> heavy iron shale exterior and caliche look like that?

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Received on Mon 05 Nov 2018 11:38:42 AM PST

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