[meteorite-list] Meteorite or meteowrong

From: Jack N <jack_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2018 16:31:56 +1000
Message-ID: <762b52bf-bc5a-6079-8260-e20b33ecb509_at_badc0ded.com>

Hi all,

I have been watching these auctions closely. In my humble opinion these
are quite clearly meteorites, I was also guessing Canyon Diablo or
Odessa. The biggest one was nicely sculpted and had classic scoops where
softer material had ablated/weathered away.

Most of the pieces were badly cracked and weathered, but there were two
(ending earlier today) that I was hoping to bid on. It seems the seller
ended the listings prematurely, perhaps got cold feet when yesterday's
auctions went for less than they were expecting.

I noticed that the three auctions yesterday and also the one linked by
Mike below were won by the same person, likely a dealer. Anyone on this


On 6/11/18 2:38 am, Galactic Stone & Ironworks via Meteorite-list wrote:
> 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,
> MikeG
> 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?
Received on Tue 06 Nov 2018 01:31:56 AM PST

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