[meteorite-list] 1. Meteorite Association.....2. Petrographic slide storage boxes

From: capricorn89 <capricorn89_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:44:40 2004
Message-ID: <002801c0b17e$73c8a9a0$df36b2d1_at_earthlink.net>

Re; Association:

I suggested last time that a meeting be held at one of the large shows, such
as Tucson, and that at that time everyone be invited to have input and
organize such on the spot. (This has been done with professional
organizations in the past). But, it was too uncomplicated an idea and was
universally ignored by everyone on the list except one person (who I
believed was from a small town in Colorado, if I remember correctly).

Ron Hartman

----- Original Message -----
From: Michael Blood <mlblood_at_home.com>
To: Michael Masse <mjmasse_at_home.com>
Cc: Meteorite-list <meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2001 10:15 AM
Subject: [meteorite-list] 1. Meteorite Association.....2. Petrographic slide
storage boxes

> 2. Can anyone recommend a good source for
> > petrographic slide storage boxes???
> > Thanks, Michael Masse
> -----------
> Hi Michael & other list members,
> Yes, your ol' bud down the street (I) has 'm. I used to be able to get
> WOOD ones - they were terrific, but no longer available. I now carry the
> ones that look like riker boxes without a glass top (some sort of "black
> aligator skin" bs), which, however, holds
> 100 thin sections (23mm X 46mm standard sized) quite nicely.
> See photo at:
> http://albums.photopoint.com/j/ViewPhoto?u=488560&a=3585798&p=27720269
> OR AT:
> They are $37.50 + $3.50 Priority Mail in the US.
> As for the dealer organization, I couldn't agree with you more, but
> while long overdue, efforts
> seem to always result in becomming bogged down by the sure weight of 55
> dozen people having
> a wide variety of (seemingly infinate) priorities, such that efforts to
> date have collapsed due to
> same - and one dealer, who shall go "unamed," bless his little heart,
> reportedly admitted to at least one person he only joined to insure its
> failure (DUH!).
> Any effort to limit the number initially to just set it up results in a
> "Rats in The Woodpile!" panic among some of the community, people who
> feel left out and, therefore, resentful, etc. (Additionally, if you get
> "dealers" attempting to clarify terminology you are going to have
> "scientists" freeking out over THAT scenario).
> I would love to see it happen and am waiting to join such an
> association if it ever does, but after two attempts, one of which
> resulted in death from sure weight and the other of which resulted in
> MANY hard feelings from many differing perspectivs, I certainly will not
> be involved in any attempt to "set it up."
> While I DO think one to 3 people COULD design such an organization,
> name it, create the logo, web page, statement of goals, policies and
> procedures, God help them if any one finds out they are doing it before
> it is presented to the entire community as a finished package, because
> they will be labeled seperatists, elitists, price fixers, etc, etc, etc.
> And, if they DO open up the "process" I promis you there will be ENDLESS
> debate over EVERY CONCIEVABLE issue immaginable. If they don't, you get
> the ol' "Rats In The Woodpile!" conciousness.
> Of course, "the list" members could talk about the above for a few
> weeks and you would start
> to get the idea of what I am referring to, above.
> As always, Michael, your commentary makes terrific sense. HOPEFULLY,
> the remnents of the LAST effort - several of whom claimed to be
> continuing with the effort, are doing just that AND won't admit it to
> anyone prior to completion! (I would see THAT as the "best hope" for
> such an organization finally {and almost inevitably} comming into
> being). God bless 'm if they are - but DON'T ASK & DON'T TELL !
> Best wishes, Michael
> --
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> subject. - Winston Churchill
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> Michael Blood Meteorites for sale at:
> http://www.meteorite.com/Michael_Blood/catalog.htm
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