AW: [meteorite-list] AD: METEORITE CLASSIFICATION SERVICE
From: Martin Altmann <altmann_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed Jul 12 05:33:59 2006
I'd guess that there are some differences. Exotic and tricky material will
be more accurate classified at institutions, which have more experience with
exotics. Ordinary chondrites require less efforts and equipment, there
wouldn't be a remarkable difference.
Whether human factors may play a role, e.g. that one group has a better
standing at the NomCom than another, I don't know.
[mailto:meteorite-list-bounces_at_meteoritecentral.com] Im Auftrag von dean
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 12. Juli 2006 11:12
An: Arriere Ban; meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com
Betreff: Re: [meteorite-list] AD: METEORITE CLASSIFICATION SERVICE
Well, as far as quality of different services go I
dont think there is much difference. The meteoritical
society has an extremily high standard before they
will accept a classification and everybody submitting
classifications needs certain expertise and equipment.
The real problem is in speed - or indeed even the
ability to get something classified.
Most institutions are so backed up with
classifications that if you get a turnaround time in
months you are lucky. Years is more likely before you
get a result. However, most institutions are not
ineterested in chondrites anymore just because of the
Ted Bunch had a decent pay classification service but
got so backed up that he is no longer accepting new
I am hoping that this new service will help clear up
some of the backlog and make it feisable for somebody
to get their meteorites classified in a timely manner.
--- Arriere Ban <arriere_ban_at_yahoo.com> wrote:
> Yes, it would be interesting and quite informative
> compare prices, conditions, speed and of course
> quality of different classification services
> world wide. Does any-one has this info?
> --- dean bessey <deanbessey_at_yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Since the new millinium started everybody in the
> > meteorite world has had a wonderful problem: To
> > meteorites. I think everybody who buys meteorites
> > from
> > me wants to know how to get a meteorite
> > Since I moved down under I have found a very
> > enthusiastic and helpful meteorite community in
> > part of the world.
> > I have teamed up with two institutions, the
> > Observatory and the University of Western Sydney
> > for a fee I expect that classifications can now be
> > done in a timely and affordable manner. We are
> > aiming
> > for a month turnaround but we will see how that
> > goes. I have meteorites waiting for as long as
> > years for a classification now so I suspect that
> > there
> > is a need for a classification service.
> > See here for more details:
> > http://www.meteoriteshop.com/class/classify.html
> > My website still needs work but any dealer
> > interested
> > in submitting meteorites on behalf of their
> > customers
> > and in exchanging banners let me know.
> > Anybody wanting a meteorite classified and
> > to the met society please send me an email.
> > Sincerely
> > DEAN BESSEY
> > http://www.meteoriteshop.com
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