[meteorite-list] BLM and Meteorite Recovery Policy

From: hall at meteorhall.com <hall_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2012 18:31:50 -0500
Message-ID: <d26e03496d11cf20057533387630e201.squirrel_at_emailmg.ipage.com>

Martin, is coffee a total cost of $7 per pound or are the taxes $7 per
pound? If it is ONLY $7 per pound total cost, being a coffee drinker, I
may consider moving to Germany, as we pay $9 to $11 per 12 ounces, plus
sales tax, in most States of the USA!
    A meteorite should not be considered an "artifact" unless it is found
in a Native American site or early American site. They are rocks, 99%+
never used by early man. Glorious rocks, but rocks none the less. If
you find a rock on BLM land, other then petrified wood or fossils, you
can haul it away even if it weighs 499 pounds. The petrified wood
limit is 250 pounds per year per person.
As for rocks, no permit is needed on BLM land UNLESS you want to mine for
minerals. Picking up a rock, by hand, on the surface is not mining.
Sign me up to end this new ruling by our lord and master, the BLM.
Fred Hall

 I think, you're beating the wrong ones.
> These, you're thinking to be responsible due to their media presence are
> not
> so mighty, to create new laws and regulations.
> Btw. look it up in old magazines, even Saint Nininger was posing with
> meteorites in the press and as a hunter, where of course also price tags
> were blinking through the headlines,
> and no restrictions followed.
> Neither in many countries, where meteorites were no topic at all in media,
> decades ago, when there a strict legislation was newly introduced.
> And what is wrong to pose with exciting pieces (and monetary values) in
> public?
> I know even two brothers, everywhere highlighting a large piece of the
> Moon... ;-)
> If everything which is good, expensive, loveable and fascinating would
> have
> to be concealed,
> for the fear, that there could be some administrative dabblers immediately
> trying to forbid them,
> I guess I, neither you wouldn't want to live in a world like that.
> Honestly, I have rather a problem, that there are extra-taxes on coffee
> (gosh here the pound is now 7$, that's unfair.). And strange it is, that
> the
> states are the largest profiteers in drug dealing. Tobacco, alcohol,
> gambling..
> And be glad.
> Those new BLM-rules are by far not so strict like laws are in other
> countries
> (which weren't that much noticed in the western navel-gazing), so as
> harmful
> (and ahistorical) and stupid (ask the Ngweyama, I guess with his 12 wives,
> he has work enough, than to care with the Deputy Prime Minister for
> possible
> meteorites)
> the new rules are for former meteorite nation #1,
> you got off still relatively lightly.
> Best!
> Martin
> -----Urspr?ngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: meteorite-list-bounces at meteoritecentral.com
> [mailto:meteorite-list-bounces at meteoritecentral.com] Im Auftrag von Adam
> Hupe
> Gesendet: Sonntag, 2. Dezember 2012 22:46
> An: Adam
> Betreff: Re: [meteorite-list] BLM and Meteorite Recovery Policy
> TV entertainers and press-chasers have publicly turned looking for
> meteorites into a treasure hunt complete with grossly inflated price-tags
> to
> attract viewership. This is the same tired but effective method that the
> lame Antique Roadshow has used for over a decade.? Perhaps these
> entertainers can use their media influence to correct their wrongs or at
> the
> very least apologize to the meteorite collecting community for knowingly
> attracting the wrong kind of attention.? A lot of people including these
> employees do not realize there is a difference between TV entertainment
> and
> reality.? It finally reached the point people have learned the prices
> quoted
> on the Antique Show are bogus when they go to market an item.
> Since meteorites are now considered treasure and antiques, perhaps we
> could
> learn something from England's treasure trove laws.? The Government there
> has to bid on the items if they truly want to protect them.? I think
> non-essential BLM jobs should be cut if these public servants are keeping
> themselves busy reading and acting upon Schmitt's crap or believe what
> they
> see on TV.? They should start with the personal that took it upon
> themselves
> to act as spokespeople for the rest of the public with the Meteorite
> Recover
> Act of 2012.
> Enough from me, I am angry over the this poor situation brought on by
> thoughtless people.
> Adam
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