[meteorite-list] ALERT: Large number of meteorites stolen

From: Anne Black <impactika_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2012 15:33:23 -0500 (EST)
Message-ID: <8CFB351B74560AC-D44-685BB_at_webmail-m073.sysops.aol.com>

Thank you John for that list, and thank you Mike for the pictures.

The Tucson Show is only a month away and some of those pieces might
very well re-surface there as it is quite common when you have a
show-room to see people come in and offer to sell you some meteorites.
I believe we should watch for that.
A few of the meteorites on that list and on pictures are quite rare and
could be easy to spot, the St Aubain with a lot of rust for instance.
Or Aubres, or Bristol, or Stalldaler. Or the Forsyth County; as far as
I know I am the only one with a slice of Forsyth and mine is not at all
square, so anyone who tries to sell a square slice of Forsyth would be
highly suspect in my eyes.


Anne M. Black
IMPACTIKA at aol.com

-----Original Message-----
From: J Sinclair <john at meteoriteusa.com>
To: Meteorite List <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Thu, Dec 27, 2012 9:30 pm
Subject: [meteorite-list] ALERT: Large number of meteorites stolen

Dear Meteorite Collectors and Dealers,

On December 24, 2012 at about 3 AM local time, the Pisgah Astronomical
Research Institute in western North Carolina was broken in to and well
over 100 meteorites were taken.
Many of these meteorites were bought from list members and list
dealers over the past 15 + years. Many of them are going to be
difficult to replace. There?s a reward offered for the recovery of
these meteorites.
I have pictures, more information and a list of some of the meteorites
on the website -


 PLEASE take a look.
 I will be adding to this list and posting new information as it
becomes available.

There are several large multi kilo iron meteorites that were also
taken. I will post information about them as I get it compiled.

If anyone has any information or are offered any of these meteorites,
please contact Dave Clavier at PARI or me. All information will be
kept confidential.

Thank you,

John Sinclair
jsinclair at pari.edu
john at meteoriteusa.com

Contact at PARI

David E. Clavier, Ph.D.
Vice President of Administration & Development
Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute
One PARI Drive
Rosman, NC 28772
 828-862-5554 (main)
 828-553-9713 (cell)
dclavier at pari.edu

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