[meteorite-list] BLM and Meteorite Recovery Policy

From: Richard Montgomery <rickmont_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2012 18:42:02 -0800
Message-ID: <988CBA63E45D4A4EA00E0B05F432BC89_at_bosoheadPC>

Perhaps we are all making a gross assumption: that BLM writers-of-regs
possess an interest in meteoritic science, antiqities, or whatever else is
cited. Who, what, how etc. is behind the curtain?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Blood" <mlblood at cox.net>
To: "Adam Hupe" <raremeteorites at yahoo.com>; "Meteorite List"
<meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2012 6:07 PM
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] BLM and Meteorite Recovery Policy

Perhaps we should all stop collecting & selling meteorites. Also, stop
giving to, selling or trading with institutions.
        All of these things "bring attention to" meteorites and the fact
They are collected and valued by a very small few.

On 12/2/12 2:40 PM, "Adam Hupe" <raremeteorites at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Martin,
> I don't see how I can be wrong when I am basically quoting what was stated
> the Meteorite Recovery Act. I avoid the press and have turned down more
> interviews that I have accepted. If the first question out of a reporters'
> mouth is "how much is it worth?", I usually end the interview. When we are
> talking about a key piece, I will quote a price so that they do not try to
> appraise the piece themselves which has happened numerous times in the
> past.
> I find it best to avoid the media.
> It states right in the Recovery policy that "recent media attention
> has increased public interest in meteorites as well as confusion"
> Here is the exact context:
> "However, recent media attention
> has increased public interest in meteorites as well as confusion about
> the legality of and limits to casual and commercial collection. Courts
> have long established that meteorites belong to the owner of the surface
> estate."


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