[meteorite-list] Identity card - meteorite fraud
From: SaharaTeam_at_aol.com <SaharaTeam_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:42:06 2004
personally we have always created an identity card on each of our finds (even
on a 50 gr. weathered ordinary chondrite). Our reference cards show both
sides of the meteorite, a representative image of cutting, result of
classification, photo in situ and true location. All are archived with high
definition on CD-ROM for future studies. The strewnfields maps show it's
usual to have two or more ellipses of fall crosscutting on the same place.
More than 50% of meteorites are from multiple falls and working on ellipses
gives possibility to follow a trajectory for recovering additional mass and
to complete a field work started by other teams.
Remember that these meteorites have more than 4,500,000,000 years old, they
have traveled sometimes several million years between Asteroid belt and
Earth. In Libya and Algeria, studies reveal an average Earth age between
5,000 and 40,000 years.
What are some hours of work compared to those billions of years of history
that these space travelers have preserved.
Richard & Roland Pelisson
> Your idea about polishing or windowing on these
> unclassified stones when you get some is good.
> You are also right....that those of us who
> import them can't do all of that work. It just
> is way too much.
Received on Mon 29 Jan 2001 06:38:29 AM PST