[meteorite-list] New Fall called Amgala from Western Sahara

From: Michael Farmer <meteoriteguy_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:32:44 2004
Message-ID: <20040301093443.39085.qmail_at_web20901.mail.yahoo.com>

sorry, email was sent before finished, too hard to
type on arab keybord. continued; i was told here that
you have a couple of samples, no more. If you send a
photo link to the list showing all of the kilos, then
of course it is indisputable.
I dont know what anyone else has, just what I have,
but with bensour the same thing happened, i got over
20 kilos and the main mass, yet other people all said
they had the same thing.
Photos are proof enough for me.
Again, not to be trying to cause trouble, but I was
the first to announce it, whether or not anyone else
has any or is supposed to be getting any, and I know
only what i have, so you can wait until the other
dealers supposed stocks of this meteorite materialize,
doesnt matter to me, I have very little to offer,
certainly not enough to fill demand; so there we are.
Mike Farmer
You say you have the largest invoentory of this
meteorite? Pretty presumtuous to me as i am in Morocco
at this time.
--- Adam Hupe <adamhupe_at_comcast.net> wrote:
> Dear List Members,
> It looks like the cat is out of the bag. We have
> been working on this new
> fall for several months now and have accumulated
> several kilograms (largest
> inventory of Amgala in the World) which we plan to
> release later this week
> at excellent prices. We acquired many times more
> material than anybody else
> so we can offer the best specimens at the best
> prices. We will be posting
> several images with dozens of examples each to pick
> from. We normally do
> not release material until it is completely
> classified but will make an
> exception in this case since we should have the
> classification data within
> two weeks. We have very nice looking Amgala
> (Proprietary Provisional Name)
> inventory with completely crusted and oriented
> specimens so you may want to
> consider these before making any purchasing
> decisions. Here is a link to
> some images of a test samples:
> http://www.lunarrock.com/amgala/amgalagroup.jpg
> Here is the provisional data and coordinates:
> Amgala Meteorite Fall - October 16, 2003
> Location: Amgala to Oum Dreyga, Western Sahara,
> Morocco
> Date: October 16, 2003
> Time: 2:00 AM GMT
> Direction of fall: Southwesterly
> Coordinates of known strewn field to date:
> Amgala
> Latitude: 26 degrees 15' North
> Longitude: 11 degrees 12' West
> Oum Dreyga
> Latitude: 24 degrees 12' North
> Longitude: 13 degrees 20' West
> Amount recovered: Approximately 15 kilos
> Classification: Chondrite (pending)
> Witness statements from 3 soldiers in Tiyert (sp)
> collected by Team
> LunarRock
> 1) Youssef Oukhaye - Saw the red high and smoker and
> heard the sound of two
> bangs. 2) Hamidi Hdou - Supposed that a plane was
> falling.
> 3) Yassine M'hamed - Heard a strange sound breaking
> the land.
> Here is a link to a map of the region:
> New falls are always exciting and we want to
> apologize for keeping this
> secret for so long. We just did not want a repeat
> of Bensour or Thuathe on
> our hands.
> All the best,
> Adam and Greg Hupe
> The Hupe Collection
> IMCA 2185
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Received on Mon 01 Mar 2004 04:34:43 AM PST

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