[meteorite-list] Ad - Complete stones from the new Madagascar Fall + Eyewitness account - Are they hot or cold when they land?
From: Rob Wesel <nakhladog_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2018 12:12:50 -0800
Back in August I was approached by a man from Madagascar with some potential
meteorites to sell. They looked good and I offered to buy them but he wanted
more than I was willing to offer for unconfirmed stones. Through further
correspondence it was learned that his finds correlated to a fall on July
27th of this year and I began working in earnest to obtain some as they are
just fantastic jet black individuals.
Without question, this was the most difficult material I have even
negotiated. At the end of three long months, and then some, I can say we
learned to understand each other better as we made our first successful
transaction. That said, the terms to acquire them were such that I may not
repeat my business with him if we can not restructure our ability to
transact. So for now, assume this is all I am getting.
What I did get was exceptional, and along with it an eyewitness account of
the fall and subsequent hunt. It is a wonderful account and it helps us once
more in our quest to answer "Are they hot or cold when they land?". I will
leave you to read it.
I do know that complete stones are getting harder to obtain, as are the
smaller sizes. After selling to my website subscribers I only have 18 stones
TKW looks like about 40 kgs after 5 months of hunting.
It is noteworthy that this fell the same day as Glendale, Arizona. It will
be interesting to see if they match up when classifications are done. It'
also corresponded with a lunar eclipse, the reason it was seen at all as my
supplier was out to take photos of that event. The Madagascar material is
being classified at the Musee d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris and Glendale at
Arizona State university.
Please a least have a look to enjoy the stones and the story.
As pieces sell I will take them off the site so please refresh often.
Nakhla Dog Meteorites
Received on Sun 25 Nov 2018 03:12:50 PM PST