[meteorite-list] Fossils and Public Lands (10-23-01)

From: Robert Verish <bolidechaser_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:47:09 2004
Message-ID: <20011109185252.66116.qmail_at_web10406.mail.yahoo.com>

In light of Dean Bessey's recent discussions related
to the question of the "cultural heritage" of Canadian
meteorites, I think it is appropriate to point out the
current debate in the U.S. Congress. This new
legislation refers to seven "basic principles", the
first of which is:

Fossils on federal land are part of America's

The link to meteorites may not be apparent, but lately
I haven't been able to give a lecture on meteorite
recovery without the questions gravitating to this
same subject -
the current bill pending in U.S.Congress:

The Paleontological Resources Preservation Act, H.R.


In order to have an informed discussion on the likely
impact of this bill's passage to meteorite collecting,
a review of this web page would be very helpful.

Bob V.

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