[meteorite-list] Temporary Names
From: Michel <Michel_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:44:36 2004
My opinion, that i expressed many times is that meteorite are scientific
matter first. Science hate confusion. Any behaviour which leads to confuse
people is to be avoided. Anyone can name his finds, falls, even his trades
as he wants, but I think it is particularly unfair to use NWAXXX.
When one starts to enter the commercial game, I think that a minimum of
ethic is neccessary.
100 Chemin des Campènes
74400 CHAMONIX - FRANCE
----- Message d'origine -----
De : Robert Beauford <wendirob_at_laplaza.org>
À : <meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Envoyé : vendredi 9 mars 2001 04:00
Objet : [meteorite-list] Temporary Names
> It hadn't even occured to me that it might confuse someone, but what you
> below makes me realize I should probably make a public announcment. I am
> using a series of unique temporary names for any unnamed unclassified
> meteorites that I receive. These are NWARB and then a sequential number.
> NWA is the sadly limited locational information. RB is my initials (yes!
> accountability!) because I have the records of purchase, and sale where
> possible, and the main mass of anything that might be rare. This is just
> make it easier to track me down for what info I might provide. Numbers
> from 1 to whatever. I try not to sell any meteorite without a temporary
> name tag. Why? It is a responsibility. I cannot prevent the confusion,
> inaccuracy, and lack of relevant information at the source, but I can at
> least make sure future cuts from the masses are identifiable as being from
> the same body, that the university that I donate to can refer meaningfully
> to a mass that I or someone else might have more of, and that anyone in
> future can at least attempt to find out more information about a given
> piece. I don't expect the Meteoritical society to use these names, but I
> will at least make sure that I don't complicate their job... and that any
> further associated fragments resulting from division of the samples I sell
> or donate can be recorded and associated when they do name them.
> Why NWARB? Noone else is using it, so it will be immediately evident and
> won't perpetuate this massive confusion by duplicating someones field
> or any official names.
> Hope this is useful.
> -Robert Beauford
> > >Dean and list
> > >
> > > I hope that you have these names given by the Met Soc.
> > >Otherwise you overpassed your rights: there is scientific society
> > >the
> > >METEORITISCAL SOCIETY that is in charge of giving names to meteorites
> > >NWA.
> > >
> > >Please do not confuse everbody's mind with such a behaviour, specially
> > >newbees.
> > >
> > >My 2 chondrules
> > >
> > >
> > >Michel FRANCO
> > >100 Chemin des Campènes
> > >74400 CHAMONIX - FRANCE
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