[meteorite-list] Recently found Algerian Iron
From: Graham Ensor <graham.ensor_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2018 01:17:28 +0100
I have seen this around for quite a while now and on offer from many
sources...are you sure your source is the real owner...any others have info
on this one?
On Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 12:51 AM, Robert Verish via Meteorite-list <
meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> wrote:
> Hello All,
> Finally have some good news to report. Some fellow meteorite-hunters have
> contacted me to report that they have recovered a 255kg iron from the
> Sahara Desert in Algeria. This was well before April Fools Day, and the
> photos of it in-situ and "oiled-up" are very convincing. I immediately put
> them in contact with an officially-approved institution here in USA for
> classification. Apparently, they declined to cut this wonderful-looking
> and huge mass of iron (and no smaller masses have been found), until after
> they have a confirmed buyer. I probably should say "buyers", because I feel
> it will take a "consortium" of buyers to meet their asking price of
> The finders have already received a number of offers, but nearly all were
> bogus. That's why they came to me to help them with filtering-out the
> scammers. So, when I say that I will only forward "serious offers", I'm
> serious. And, this is the limit of my involvement with this find. That,
> and helping to get this iron classified and made "official".
> You can see some of those photos here:
> If seriously interested, please contact me off-List.
> Thank you for your time, and I hope you enjoy the photos,
> Bob V.
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