AW: [meteorite-list] Clarification? ...Prospectors, Scientists Vie for Rocks More Precious Than Gold (Meteorites)

From: Martin Altmann <>
Date: Mon Feb 27 08:29:08 2006
Message-ID: <002201c63ba1$c6d79b30$936cfea9_at_name86d88d87e2>

Hmmm, so where is the beef?

If one will have to pay for classification, I can't see any new advantage
for a dealer at all, as at other institutions they get the classification
for free or, if they don't want to wait many months or a year, they already
do have a place, where it can be done in a few weeks for a fee - and for a
collector, who wants to get his NWA or Franconia classified, it would be a

Hence just another place for classification and not a new link between
researchers and dealers?

But let's wait, what Killgore will hopefully tell us.


-----Urspr?ngliche Nachricht-----
[] Im Auftrag von MARK
Gesendet: Montag, 27. Februar 2006 14:16
Betreff: RE: [meteorite-list] Clarification? ...Prospectors,Scientists Vie
for Rocks More Precious Than Gold (Meteorites)

Hello Martin and list,

Martin wrote, trying to figure out what the Center is: "The only difference
to the situation before would be, that the University of Arizona will add on

its capacity to classify meteorites. And that from now on, if someone wants
to have classified his/her meteorite in only a few weeks, it will be for
free. That's an improvement."

During Killgore's talk at the Micheal Blood auction, he mentioned there
would be "classification opportunities." So after the talk, I asked Dante
and Marvin, "What does "classification opportunities mean?"

>From their answer, to get meteorites classified through the center, you
have to join a subscription like service. That you would pay a certain fee
and it would allow you to get so many stones classified. Numbers were not
worked out at the time.

Clear Skies,
Mark Bostick

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