Naming NWA [meteorite-list] THIN SECTION SALE

From: dean bessey <>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:44:36 2004
Message-ID: <>

Geez franco, thanks for letting me and the rest of the meteorite world know
that. Getting names has been a big topic of conversation for years. (Like
how to get stuff classified). Now we all know how to get a name for our
meteorites. Thanks franco for your insight. I dont know what the world would
do without you.
If anybody wants to see the other meteorites that I have named see my NWA
My HTML skills are a little lacking but I get the job done.
The meteoritical society has reserved a block of NWA names for my use with
my moroccan meteorites and I put names on the ones that I want subject to
the criteria as set my the meteoritical society. The meteoritical society
gets all of the details and records it. (As much detail that is available to
NWA meteorites. Since I dont make up data some is obviously missing and as
we all know the data that the nomads give is smetimes not collected in
proper scientific fashion but thats the best that we have so its what the
meteoritical society goes on - the reason for the NWA name in the first
place and not a proper place name). So franco if you ask the meteoritical
society for the names NWA302 and NWA304 which are the names of my two babies
they wont give it to you.
My names are of course "provesional" and wont appear in the bulletin until
they get classified - which some (Including NWA267 and NWA301 and a bunch of
others that I am sending off tomorrow) will get done.
I still need classifications for 20 or so. If any institution is interested
in doing them please pick the ones that you wish to do from my list. (267,
280, 281, 284 and 300 and higher are already done or are booked for
classification and will hopefully get into this years bulletin if it gets
done quick enough)
I have sent this website with my NWA names to this list several times in the
I hope that this clears up any misunderstandings that one of the french may
have but please feel free to contact me if you have other questions.
>From: "Michel Franco" <>
>Reply-To: "Michel Franco" <>
>To: "dean bessey" <>, "METEORITELIST"
>Subject: Re: Naming NWA [meteorite-list] THIN SECTION SALE
>Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2001 10:12:51 +0100
>Dean and list
> I hope that you have these names given by the Met Soc.
>Otherwise you overpassed your rights: there is scientific society called
>METEORITISCAL SOCIETY that is in charge of giving names to meteorites such
>Please do not confuse everbody's mind with such a behaviour, specially
>My 2 chondrules
>Michel FRANCO
>100 Chemin des Campènes
>----- Message d'origine -----
>De : dean bessey <>
>À : <>
>Envoyé : jeudi 8 mars 2001 00:32
>Objet : [meteorite-list] THIN SECTION SALE
> > I have 25 Thin sections listed for sale at:
> >
> > Item number 25 is from the same rock as the second thin section that I
> > showed you photos of yesterday which was located at:
> >
> > If somebody wants the thin section in the photo instead you can have
> > one for the same price. They are almost identical thin sections in size
> > quality but I can only sell one as the other one has to be sent to the
> > academy for classification of the stone. I have named it NWA304. That
> > only weighs 61 grams and a third of it gets donated to the academy so
> > will not be much around. It is so weakly magnetic that my super powerful
> > rare earth magnets cannot even hold its own weight on it. I think that
> > can figure out what it most likely is.
> > I have had over 20 people asking to buy the first thin section in that
> > from yesterday (And listed in my second link above in this email). I
> > second thin section from this rock (Really nice to but nothing like the
> > in the photo) that I can donate to classify it and I really want to keep
> > nice one since it is just so nice but I like cold hard cash to so I am
> > taking offers on it. I will never part with it unless somebody pays big
> > bucks for it but there is a price on everything so if you want it then
> > me your LARGE offers. Remember, you dont see thin sections like this
> > day. Its nice. The stone weighs only 210 grams and I have named it
> > am sending samples off for clasification of these two and several others
> > a few days. Expect two months to get the classifications.
> > Cheers
> > DEAN
> >
> >
> >
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