[meteorite-list] lost city meteorite value?

From: Dieter Heinlein <dieter.heinlein_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat Feb 18 12:47:58 2006
Message-ID: <000d01c634b3$2f2545c0$67015150_at_DieterHeinlein>

Hello Martin and Matt,

I guess, in several aspects, the LOST CITY meteorite fall is comparable
with the meteorite fall of NEUSCHWANSTEIN, which is also a national
treasure for Bavaria and Germany.
In case of Neuschwanstein, 35 years of funded work have been necessary
to get this photographically captured fireball and more than one year to find
the three meteorites, that were recovered so far.

A small portion of the EL6 chondrite Neuschwanstein found it's way to the
meteorite market and was sold for prices between 250 $/g and 375 $/g,
depending of size and special features (fusion crust, inclusions). Maybe this
would be a good base for further discussions regarding the value of the
Lost City meteorite.



P.S. There is no need to discuss the value of PRIBRAM or INNISFREE,
since these photographed falls are virtually NOT available.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Martin Horejsi" <accretiondesk_at_gmail.com>
To: <mmorgan_at_mhmeteorites.com>
Cc: "Meteorite-List" <meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Saturday, February 18, 2006 4:37 PM
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] lost city meteorite value?

Hi Matt,

Sorry to post to all, but I think this is a good stimulus for
discussion on meteorite prices, especially since there was a
deliberate and large cost in the recovery of Lost City.

In a way, I consider this particular meteorite somewhat of a national
treasure because it too 10 years of funded work to capture its fall on
film, and another couple of weeks to find the stone. Further, the
majority of the masses are on display in the US National Museum.

So what is it worth per gram? Good question.



On 2/18/06, Matt Morgan <mmorgan_at_mhmeteorites.com> wrote:
> Any ideas on what a slice of this meteorite would be worth per g?
> No need to post directly to the list. Thanks!
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