[meteorite-list] Terrestrial Breccia Being Offered Up As Lunar// Fake KREEP
From: Adam Hupe <raremeteorites_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Nov 2017 17:55:45 -0800
Yes, counterfeits and fakes are hardly anything new. Some counterfeit
Chinese made medications sold in the U.S. market through national chain
stores put my mother-in-law in the hospital for several weeks and could
have resulted in her death. How about counterfeit batteries that blow
up in your face while talking on a cell phone? How about sawdust in
your baby formula or rat turds ground into your dog's food?
I remember having to write checks to acquire meteorites from a handful
of dealers a few decades ago. I had no concerns whatsoever about about
them being fake until around 1998 when a dealer was substituting a DAG
Howardite for Kapoeta. This was my first encounter with fraud in
meteorites and now it is so common place that some just take it for
granted. It is a pretty sad situation.
Just because it is common place doesn't excuse anybody from engaging in
the unsavory practice.
On 11/26/2017 5:18 PM, Michael Farmer wrote:
> Fake things being sold for money. Wow color me shocked. Hardly anything new. What?s next? Knock-off Rolex and Prada shoes?
> Come on Adam. Yes it?s terrible but hardly news. Let them get scammed. Perhaps they should buy from real dealers.
> Michael Farmer
>> On Nov 27, 2017, at 8:28 AM, Adam Hupe via Meteorite-list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> wrote:
>> This same seller fleeced $400.00 out of some poor collector last week:
>> It is a bad sign when undocumented stones are starting to outnumber official material.
>> I have seen the same thing happen in other collectable markets.
>> What next, witnessed falls again?
>>> On 11/26/2017 4:17 PM, drtanuki wrote:
>>> Adam and List,
>>> There is also a seller from Taiwan selling fake Lunar KREEP. Buyer beware!Help this guy by "liking" his post! Thanks!
>>> Best Regards,
>>> Dirk Ross...Tokyo
>>> From: Adam Hupe via Meteorite-list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
>>> To: metlist <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
>>> Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 9:04 AM
>>> Subject: [meteorite-list] Terrestrial Breccia Being Offered Up As Lunar
>>> Some more terrestrial breccia lacking any kind of fusion crust or
>>> flight-markings being added to the huge pile being sold as lunar:
>>> This demonstrates the need to have every piece tested and made official.
>>> To me it is obvious this is not a lunar specimen but it is close enough
>>> to fool many. Remember, a COA is worthless without official scientific
>>> data to back it up. A recent national auction demonstrated that there
>>> is simply no secondary market for undocumented, untested and unofficial
>>> Material like this only undermines collector confidence which is at an
>>> all time low right now because of the amount of undocumented crap being
>>> dumped onto the market. Fake Martian material is making a comeback as well.
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