[meteorite-list] Quick hello and thoughts on Shirokovsky
From: meteoriteshow <meteoriteshow_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri Jul 9 03:14:17 2004
Hi Adam and All,
I agree with those remarks and would just add that it was still for sale during the last Sainte Marie aux Mines show in France with a great marketing presentation including PowerPoint slides and videos shown on a laptop to visitors. And I know some people who got cheated again this year, as they were not aware about the real story...
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From: "Adam Hupe" <raremeteorites_at_comcast.net>
Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2004 9:45 PM
Subject: [meteorite-list] Quick hello and thoughts on Shirokovsky
> Hi List,
> Just a quick note to say hello. I am starting to get caught up on emails
> and am now receiving List postings. Some really interesting topics have
> been posted lately, including the Shirokovsky objects.
> My feelings have not changed regarding this pseudometeorite. It looks man
> made to me and the way it was presented to the public leaves me suspicious.
> Some things that bother me are:
> * Slices were sold without any external surfaces
> * Mass cut, prepared and labeled like inventory you would find in a hardware
> not the way typical meteorite dealers do business. As far as I know, not
> a single
> complete stone, end-cut or complete slice was ever offered. Why is this?
> * A website was created immediately with images trying too hard to sell the
> story. It
> looked like a well thought out marketing campaign to me not something
> that naturally
> * Was sold with fake scientific documentation when first announced.
> * Most faces are obscured in expedition photos, again not natural.
> * Was continued to be sold as a meteorite even after being discredited.
> * The nickel content is too high to show crystallization patterns.
> * People nobody ever heard of were involved in its distribution.
> * ...and a lot more troubling thoughts.
> These circumstances lead me to believe there is a lot more to the story.
> Maybe I am too suspicious but this one just doesn't feel right to me.
> All the best,
> Adam Hupe
> The Hupe Collection
> Team LunarRock
> IMCA 2185
> Meteorite-list mailing list
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