[meteorite-list] Terrestrial Breccia Being Offered Up As Lunar// Fake KREEP
From: Michael Farmer <mike_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2017 09:18:42 +0800
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.
> 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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Received on Sun 26 Nov 2017 08:18:42 PM PST