[meteorite-list] Self Proclaimed Pairing List

From: Adam Hupe <raremeteorites_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri Nov 12 00:01:29 2004
Message-ID: <05a401c4c872$681d63c0$6401a8c0_at_c1720188a>

Dear List,

While studying the problems associated with number borrowing I came up with
a list of the most abused names. I see there have been some improvements
lately in this area such as web sites have been changed, some are using the
term suspected pairing and others are submitting suspected pairings to
laboratories. This is good news and will help improve collector confidence.
If every dealer did his/her best to follow the rules set forth by the
NomCom, meteorite collecting could evolve to the next plateau. Here are a
few examples that could stand some improvement:

Cleaned Zag being substituted, only one well known dealer still at fault.

NWA 1109*
Still being sold as a Howardite - Name borrowed heavily - Self proclaimed

NWA 1068
Self proclaimed pairings

NWA 1110*
Mass self proclaimed pairings

NWA 1877*
Self proclaimed pairings

NWA 1817*
Self proclaimed pairings

NWA 1827
Self proclaimed pairings

NWA 1878*
Self proclaimed pairings

NWA 1929
Mass self proclaimed pairings

NWA 3118*
Mass self proclaimed pairings

NWA 3140*
Mass self proclaimed pairings

* Studies paid for by The Hupe Collection

As you can see by the number of asterisks we have a large investment in the
above listed meteorites. This is why we take exception to anybody using
these numbers that has not made their material official. We spend thousands
every month on the study of NWA material and do not depend on grant money.
This money comes directly out of our pockets. I hope a month from now this
list is shorter. I will become more specific if needed in the future. Now
lets have some fun doing the right thing.

All the best,

Adam Hupe
The Hupe Collection
Team LunarRock
IMCA 2185
Received on Thu 11 Nov 2004 11:45:16 PM PST

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