[meteorite-list] Meteorite-list Digest, Vol 114, Issue 3

From: James Masny <sciflyer25_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2012 19:51:44 -0500
Message-ID: <CAMpiMSbnPsL1vrtNi_89bwBOSyqMEANoPKnB76y=psKnXzvnpQ_at_mail.gmail.com>

I was thinking the same thing about a Canadian writing American law..
This is such a disservice to everyone involved, especially the
scientific community and institutions.
Avoiding the media is the best thing to do.
One more thing - I have to agree with Bill on the Chicago Steve issue.
 It is a real annoyance to be reading an interesting thread with
everyone's opinion on a serious matter, only to be interrupted by that
crap. Link it to Ebay like everyone else.

> Message: 2
> Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2012 10:02:35 -0800 (PST)
> From: Adam Hupe <raremeteorites at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] BLM and Meteorite Recovery Policy
> To: Adam <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
> Message-ID:
> <1354471355.16186.YahooMailNeo at web122002.mail.ne1.yahoo.com>
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> I have been warning for years that making meteorites into treasure for TV
> or media purposes would lead to the meteorite hunting downfall.
> History is repeating itself.? It happened with relic hunters,
> coin-shooters and fossil finders because they became known as treasure
> hunters due to the popular press.? A few got there 15-minutes of fame and
> everybody else paid for it!? Treasure hunting as a wholesome hobby that
> could have been enjoyed by generations of family members has never
> recovered.? It is now completely off-limits on BLM land and so too will be
> meteorite hunting now that they are "antiques".? Everything on Earth could
> be considered an antique using Schmitt's reasoning.
> Just wait until the next version of their meteorite recovery policy.? And
> to think a poorly written paper by a Canadian and some fleeting moments of
> fame for a few could influence American law.?
> Happy Hunting,
> Adm
Received on Sun 02 Dec 2012 07:51:44 PM PST

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