[meteorite-list] H2900 Eucrite

From: Michael Farmer <meteoritehunter_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:32:56 2004
Message-ID: <017c01c416d7$aeec2db0$0200a8c0_at_S0031628003>

Adam, you mean like a couple of days ago you alluded that you "might" have a
Lunar meteorite purchased in a batch of Amgala. Now you are slamming Dean
for alluding that he might have a Lunar meteorite.
Man, you need to practice what you preach.
Mike Farmer
----- Original Message -----
From: "Adam Hupe" <adamhupe_at_comcast.net>
To: <meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2004 5:09 PM
Subject: [meteorite-list] H2900 Eucrite

> Dear Dean and List Members,
> Dean, we posted the comparison picture of NWA 1929-Howardite and the new
> Polymict Eucrite (H2900) because a List member suggested your new Eucrite
> was paired to the Howardite. Look back in the thread to see the post. We
> this so collectors would not think they were buying a Howardite paired to
> NWA 1929 when in fact they were buying a Eucrite.
> In your original AD posting, you alluded that your new stone may be Lunar
> writing that a nomad said it was lunar. This is not doing collectors
> justice. This is definitely where it is prudent to get at least an initial
> lab analysis. Speaking of labs, we pay for just about all of the
> classification work ourselves since the labs and scientists we work with
> not get grant money. No tax payers dollars are used in our classification
> work. We, of course, submit the proper type samples as required. This is
> we are able to get classifications done quickly if we choose to
> Dean, you did the same thing with Bensour. You advertised to the list that
> you, "...had a new Achondrite for sale that showed up in your latest
> shipment from Morocco." We informed you privately that it was a new fall
> that it was not an Achondrite but an "LL" and that you should wait to sell
> any as your customers would be upset if they did not get an Achondrite. We
> said that we would have lab results in two days but you took this as an
> opportunity to go straight to eBay the next day ahead of classification
> announced a "New Fall". We were helping you to not look incompetent and
> is how we are repaid.
> I agree with everything Rob pointed out. He points out that you go against
> everything you claim to be "...a meteorite dealer
> who you know that you can trust." If you were so trustworthy and were
> concerned for collectors, you would not write something might be one thing
> when, in fact, you knew it was something else. We saw the material you are
> selling from your partner in Morocco. We were only interested in the main
> mass so we left the ~1 kilo stone behind that you are now selling. You
> an image to Adam asking what it was and he told you it was a Eucrite
> you began selling it. To say it might be Lunar is misleading and
> irresponsible. Why get collector's hopes up when you knew it was just a
> Eucrite? This just shows your lack of respect for collectors, dealer's
> advice and science alike.
> Best regards,
> Greg Hupe
> The Hupe Collection
> IMCA 2185
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Received on Tue 30 Mar 2004 11:21:46 PM PST

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