[meteorite-list] Prospectors, Scientists Vie for Rocks More Precious Than Gold (Meteorites)
From: Adam Hupe <raremeteorites_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon Feb 27 02:46:19 2006
Article quoted the following:
"They wonder how many new finds they'll get access to before the space rocks
are sliced into collectible fragments and disappear into private
I think 20% or 20 grams is pretty generous. Some dealers exceed this
expectation and others don't. The ones that don't should be forced to adhere
or lose official status on their stones.
Isn't this same thing happening with Fukang?, a rare meteorite sliced into
ever smaller pieces and put on the market. Some were falsely claiming Fukang
as being a new type of ungrouped Pallasite. Donors to the Southwest
Meteorite Center get a nice little slice of Fukang presented in acrylic if
they provide enough capitol to the organization. Why isn't Fukang being
preserved as a main mass for presentation and study?
Is something wrong with this philosophy or I am missing something here?
Received on Mon 27 Feb 2006 02:46:08 AM PST