[meteorite-list] "Columbia Basin tektites"?
From: Norman Lehrman <nlehrman_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon May 24 00:12:00 2004
Marc & all,
I have been corresponding with the eBay seller
offering this material. He's an honest guy who was
sold the material by a rockhound in good faith.
Typical story. Local geologist looked at them and said
they were tektites, etc, etc.
There is currently no reason to think thay are real.
The seller has offered to send some to me for exam,
and is willing to pull the auctions if they're not
tektites. (However, there's no way for the timing to
work on this offer).
For the moment, it is best (and probably--at 99.9999%
level, correct---) to assume that this is not what is
--- "Marc D. Fries" <m.fries_at_gl.ciw.edu> wrote:
> I see that someone is offering "newly discovered
> Columbia basin
> tektites" on ebay right now. Has anyone heard of
> these? I haven't
> heard anything about them until now and my
> skepticism meter is pegged.
> Marc D. Fries, Ph.D.
> Postdoctoral Research Associate
> Carnegie Institution of Washington
> Geophysical Laboratory
> 5251 Broad Branch Rd. NW
> Washington, DC 20015
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