[meteorite-list] Hunt Goes On for More Meteorites

From: Michael Mulgrew <mikestang_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2012 08:56:01 -0700
Message-ID: <CAMseTy2g3JwOrNpu1r=PJnZ4aNfC==m25nEefZXKFs9n4RuvHw_at_mail.gmail.com>

George, here's what you're missing:

There is a difference between keeping an area you are recovering
meteorites from a secret, and painting anyone not affiliated with the
NASA "team" as a rogue operative working against science. The NASA
"team" failed to identify the meteorite initially (which I still find
absurd after seeing more pictures), and if it wasn't for the "rogue
hunter" who DID sell some of his find on eBay scientists would have
NOTHING to study right now.

A rogue hunter,

Michael in so. Cal.

Sat, 03 Nov 2012 08:21:39 -0700

"Rivera said he took an oath not to tell what they saw for fear that
rogue meteorite hunters ? eager to sell galactic collectibles on eBay
? might pounce on new potential meteorite locations and rob scientists'
ability to research more rocks."

Maybe I'm missing something here, but from sitting on the side, I've
gotten the impression that its standard practice for various meteorite hunters
to hide their hot spots from each other until the "cat is pretty much out of
the bag." I think it was on the first episode of Meteorite Men they
talked about keeping the location of Pallasite finds secret. I also think on
another episode, a hunting site in Nevada was also suppose to been kept
secret. On occasions I've read on this list where individual hunters or
groups would hint at not mentioning where they are etc. while searching for
a new strewnfield. I honestly don't think Jenniskens is doing anything
different for his interests, than what the rest of the meteorite hunting world
is doing for themselves or group.
George Zay
Received on Sat 03 Nov 2012 11:56:01 AM PDT

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