[meteorite-list] Speck specs

From: David Freeman <dfreeman_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:42:03 2004
Message-ID: <3A6D0D33.307310D8_at_fascination.com>

Dear Rob,
You have my vote.
Dave F.

Rob and Colleen wrote:

> Steve Schoner wrote:
> >They are at the very best no more than a "curiosity" to satisfy the
> collecting whims of those who just have to have that piece to fill a
> hole in their hearts or their collections...
> This seems a little harsh. While there are many on this list with the
> trade resources or capital to afford large specimens of ultra-rare
> meteorites, I tend to believe that there are many more who rely on a few
> specks here and there to bridge the gaps in rare types. I own a set of
> the SNC triad and they are all specks along with Governadore Valadares.
> I have other larger specimens of Mars material, but the only way I could
> ever afford the original three are these specks. I am proud to own them
> and I see them as more than a "curiosity". The recent thread has pointed
> out the potential for falsification and that possibility is true. How do
> I know for sure they are authentic? I don't. There must an element of
> trust and faith in the dealers you choose to do business with. I will
> never have them tested to verify authenticity, I didn't require a
> cetificate from the dealer. There is a saying; "Someone could take a
> crap in a box and put a guarantee on it but you're only going to get a
> guaranteed piece of crap." Your best bet is to buy from a reputable
> deler you trust.
> To conclude,I again state many of us would never have a chance of owning
> Mars, Moon, and a handfull of others without someone saving out the
> cutting loss for those of us that don't sell/trade/find them for a
> living.
> Rob Wesel
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Received on Mon 22 Jan 2001 11:48:52 PM PST

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