[meteorite-list] Ebay THIN SECTIONS Sale

From: Adam Hupe <adamhupe_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:32:54 2004
Message-ID: <090101c412e1$f3369a40$ad971018_at_attbi.com>

Hi Dean and List,

Not to cut down your thin-sections Dean but you are being mislead by your
supplier as you quote these as being the best quality there is and claiming
they are suitable for classification work. We forwarded some of your
material with your thin-sections to two different laboratories. These were
supplied to us by a couple of your customers who are also List members who
purchased the stones with thin sections from you on ebay. Both laboratories
reported back that they are not suitably calibrated for petrologic work and
one said "It was like surfing a mountain range while studying one on a
Microprobe". The thin-sections had to be calibrated using quartz crystals
and repolished by another laboratory. I think its time to find another
supplier or stop claiming these are suitable for study as this topic has
come up several times in the past behind the scenes.

Just like that nickel test kit that gives false positives I hate to see
collectors mislead by accident or otherwise. I believe you believe these
are of the highest quality because that is what you have been told by your
supplier. You may want to ask your supplier for references regarding
laboratories involved in meteoritics. I also believe you are honest, just

Kind Regards,


 Original Message -----
From: "dean bessey" <deanbessey_at_yahoo.com>
To: <meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 6:52 PM
Subject: [meteorite-list] Ebay THIN SECTIONS Sale

> I have listed over 3 dozen thin sections on ebay -
> many unclassified with the complete stone. These are
> listed under my ebay id AZTECFEAST and if you click
> the store icon and then THIN SECTIONS you will get
> just the thin sections and not everything else mixed
> in.
> Some nice ones there
> Sincerely
> www.meteoriteshop.com
> :
> PS:
> You can try this long convuleted URL here which should
> bring you to just the thin sections but if it dont
> work just use the instructions above
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