[meteorite-list] "Antartic" meteorite for sale on Ebay

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:44:43 2004
Message-ID: <200103282321.PAA06784_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>

> This is not necessarily a fraud. Meteorites have been found in Antarctica
> by expedition doing other things -- biology, glaciers, geology. I think that
> expeditions are told what to look out for, so they can contribute to the
> ANSMET meteorite collections. But someone could have found a meteorite, did
> not
> turn it over to ANSMET, and is now trying to sell it.

The other possibility is the meteorite was collected before the Antarctic
Treaty was signed. Swiss Meteorite Lab was selling such a meteorite at
one time. Theil Mountains was the name if I remember correctly.

Ron Baalke
Received on Wed 28 Mar 2001 06:21:45 PM PST

Help support this free mailing list:

Yahoo MyWeb