[meteorite-list] Great deal on some canyon diablos:)

From: Walter Branch <walter_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:42:01 2004
Message-ID: <005c01c082cd$180289e0$0a4ebfa8_at_computer>

Hello Mike, Matt and List,

I agree with both of you.

As for that CD - well, someone will buy the lot, then become very
disenchanted with meteorites when they realize what they have done.

As for my personal collecting interrests, with few exceptions, I can't say
that I have been interested in anything with the designation, NWA - XXXX. I
like meteorites with stories behind them. Interesting ones from a
scientific, historical or cultural perspective. I recently got the most
calcium carbonated crusted Gold Basin you have ever seen and I love it. I
have added it to my "teaching collection" as a great example of a highly
weathered meteorite (not all finds are in pristine condition, you know :-)
and I like it better than any NWA/Morocco/Saharan/unclassified/possible
transported/ meteorite I have seen.

Now, I realize that others may not share my collecting interests and that is
wonderful. It's nice that we live in such a diverse world with people who
have different predilections.

As for selling, I won't be selling any NWA unclassified material, either by
the gram or kg.

Best wishes,


Walter Branch, Ph.D.
Branch Meteorites
322 Stephenson Ave., Suite B
Savannah, GA 31405 USA
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt Morgan" <mmorgan_at_mhmeteorites.com>
To: "Mike Farmer" <farmerm_at_concentric.net>
Cc: "Meteorite-List" <meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Friday, January 19, 2001 11:02 PM
Subject: RE: [meteorite-list] Great deal on some canyon diablos:)

> That does seem unreasonable for Canyon Diablo!
> Can't resist commenting on NWA. I agree that most (if not all) the cheap
> is exactly that, but I have to admit, for myself, almost every NWA or SAH
> for that matter is unappealing. With VERY few exceptions, especially if
> price is right. Gimme a nice fall or find for that matter, with a real
> and class. Mike, I think you'll agree. But the NWA's are where "it's at"
> I guess. Call me traditional....or maybe blind.
> Matt Morgan
> -----Original Message-----
> From: meteorite-list-admin_at_meteoritecentral.com
> [mailto:meteorite-list-admin_at_meteoritecentral.com]On Behalf Of Mike
> Farmer
> Sent: Friday, January 19, 2001 10:56 PM
> To: meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com
> Subject: [meteorite-list] Great deal on some canyon diablos:)
> Check this auction out, Canyon Diablos for only about $7 gram, $9500.00
> for only about 1.5 kilos of CD.
> Someone should tell him not to buy from Ron F.
> http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=545637078
> PS, I guarantee you that is you are buying NWA meteorites for $200 or
> $150 a kilo, you are getting the worst scrap crappy fragments you can
> imagine. I turn that stuff down now when I am in Morocco, too much,
> tooooooooooooooo ugly, toooooooooo old.
> BUY CHEAP meteorites and you will get nothing more than cheap meteorites
> that will not appreciate in value nor please the eye, only take up
> space.
> Mike Farmer
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