[meteorite-list] fukang meteorite
From: Roman Jirasek <rom_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri Feb 10 13:13:55 2006
Hi Martin, All
Sometimes we have to be reminded of something we take
for granted. I also praise the people involved with bringing
these specimens to the average collector at reduced costs.
Prices are not in ruin, they are to behold.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Martin Altmann" <altmann_at_meteorite-martin.de>
Sent: Friday, February 10, 2006 7:08 AM
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] fukang meteorite
> Ho Steevey,
> it's very simple. Not the tkw makes the price, the availability does.
> Read your Kichinka! (Don't tell me, you haven't bought his book yet!)
> Why Esquel is still the king? Because of its beauty? Or its stability?
> No. Because it's mainly a single large mass and the owner was clever
> to sell it slowly.
> Is Brahin or Seymchan crap? No. It is as good or bad as many of the other
> pallasites in the 20-40$/g range
> and they are going only at half of the price of an horrible old Gold
> because the Russians are the collectors' best friends and the prices are
> only so low, because they pumped 4 times more specimens into "market" in
> only a few years as there are collectors. If they would have listed only
> twentieth part of the material they sold on ebay and on shows, they'd have
> had more lifetime and the same revenues,
> and Steve Chicago would have to pay for Brahin or Seymchan 15$/g or more.
> Fukang is one single large mass (I saw a pic, impressive!!) and if the
> won't be so altruistic like the Russians, Steve, than you never will get
> at a Brahin or even at a Brenham price.
> Time to celebrate our heroes!
> A toast on Serge Afanasjev, a toast on Ivan Koutyriev, a toast on Andrei
> Andrejewitch Anderson Andreew!!
> And more respect from the collectors for them as they achieved to make
> available with their ebay orgies the fanciest stuff even to the collector
> with the lowest budget.
> They brought there down the price of
> - Richfield from 25-40$/g to 1$
> - Kainsaz from 45-150$/g to 2.5$
> - Dronino from 4$ to 0.1
> - Vengerovo would have been good for 20-25$/g --> 2.5$
> - Dho 007 from 25-40$ to 1.5$
> - Moon from 3500-5000$ to 500$ and three times they achieved the
> world record with 100$-150$ for 1g- slices
> - Brahin from 6-10$ (and before 20$) to 0.3$
> - Seymchan from unavailable to 0.3$
> - Chinga from 2.5$ to 0.3$
> - Dho-Mars, where you have to pay now 500$/g+, they got 100$
> - Tsarev from 2.5$ to 0.4$
> - Markovka from 3$ to 0.6$
> - Polujamki from 3$ to 0.4$
> - Classified Dho-OCs with all find data 100$/kg, hence lower than many
> unclassified NWA-orphans.
> - Ghubara from 1.5$ to 0.2$
> - Muonionalusta from 6$ (after the new finds, before - better not ask) to
> - Morasko from 2.5$ to 0.4$
> - Sikhote-Alin! Without their help you'd pay 5$ and more.
> - and currently they work hard to bring for you the unavailable Budulan
> under the level of an old Vaca Muerta!
> I can understand, that many US-dealers on this list recieve rare reviews
> are ehthusiastically praised,
> what I don't understand, is ,that I never heard a paean of praise here for
> the Russians, who should be the true heroes of each collector!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Steve Arnold, Chicago!!" <steve_arnol60120_at_yahoo.com>
> To: <meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com>
> Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2006 11:30 PM
> Subject: [meteorite-list] fukang meteorite
> > Well after all the emails.After all the mention of looking for a piece
> > this meteorite,I came home with none.There were 4 meteorite dealers who
> > had it forsale.They were selling it for between $12 and $20 a gram.And
> > after hearing all the stories about it,there is ALOT of this stuff to go
> > around.Bud eisler,mike farmer,Ann black,all had some forsale.But like I
> > also heard,after a few months it will be lower than $10 a gram.The
> > will be flooded with this meteorite.But if you have not seen it,it is
> > beautiful.It has the largest olivine crystals I have even seen.Esquel is
> > still the king.Some fukang someday.But not today.I will just enjoy my
> > haag pieces.
> > Steve Arnold,Chicago
> > Steve R.Arnold, Chicago, IL, 60120
> > Illinois Meteorites,Ltd!
> > website url http://stormbringer60120.tripod.com
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