[meteorite-list] Stolen meteorites
From: Jim Wooddell <jim.wooddell_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 07 May 2014 09:09:15 -0700
Message from Dr. Melinda Hutson from FB.
Sad news. Dick Pugh, a member of our lab (CML) shown with Brahin below,
had a small teaching collection of meteorites stolen from his pickup
truck. Unfortunately there are no photographs of the samples, which
include 2 small Canyon Diablometeorites and 8 unclassified NWA stones
(all 10 were in a small gun case). Three young men tried to sell them at
a local gem shop, and asked if they were real meteorites. I suspect that
if they put them on e-bay, they'll just offer them as meteorites (as
they don't know enough to put CD or NWA). Please keep an eye out for a
lot of 10 (2 irons 8 stones) being sold by people who seem unsure of
what they are selling.
-- Jim Wooddell jim.wooddell at suddenlink.net http://pages.suddenlink.net/chondrule/Received on Wed 07 May 2014 12:09:15 PM PDT