[meteorite-list] Ad 32 Auctions Lots of Good Deals!
From: Larry Atkins <alienrockfarm_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2018 17:45:30 -0500
Man, you are killing me. Are you just bored? Why are you singling out me and my auctions? I've never done anything to you, and don't say you are just trying to protect me and other dealers, you are drawing undo attention, that's not protection. Leave sleeping dogs lie. I can't believe that after the last few years of watching you drag people into ridiculousville you've finally got me. On one hand I really want to ignore you but I can't.
I sell once a year, enough to cover a tiny percentage of the costs of the pursuit. I contribute valuable information and new meteorites to science as often as I can, all with my own hard earned money. I started my poison ivy control business 12 years ago just so that I could pursue meteorites and contribute to the science. I spent thousands of my own dollars to open up and document the Nevada side of Gold Basin, (which is now confirmed by Dr. Kring and publication is pending.) How much sweat and treasure do you think Osceola cost me? How about weeks and weeks on end for two winters in your back yard, unraveling the Bullhead City strewn field all on my dime? I've worked very hard over the years in my spare time to be a positive force in this hobby, sharing with whom ever and wherever I can. And yes, I'm defensive right now because I take your posts personally. I feel like you are trying to draw attention to me, specifically, right now while my once or so a year ebay ads are running, and I don't deserve that
You should pick someone else to target, maybe someone that is actually out doing bad things.
While I'm at it, if this was something that actually needed to be adhered to, everyone that has ever bought a questionable meteorite should throw it in the garbage right now. Universities and institutions that have procured these same falls and finds should throw theirs on the burn pile too, or turn themselves in and be prosecuted for trafficking. So as anyone of sound mind can see, that's ridiculous and these laws are very much not unlike other b.s. laws of the past and present, practically unenforceable and wrong to begin with. A crime needs a victim by definition and I don't see a victim here. Furthermore, the stones would have to be reclassified and proven to be legitimate, then in the case of say Battle Mountain, Gold Basin, Franconia or Indian Butte, to name a few, there is a checkerboard or mix of private / public land. Which stone is this? Where was this particular stone found? Prove where the stone came from! And all for what? What a joke, a complete waste of resources. It's like trying to enforce
sodomy laws or tell people they can't smoke weed, forget it. My neighbor in Az is a county sheriff and I watch him do a rolling stop everyday at the stop sign in front of the house, do I lecture him? Should I call his boss? GET REAL. These laws you cite are wrong headed, or at the very least, if used to prosecute a guy like me, that would not be in the true spirit of which they were written. Despite the fact you say you don't agree with the laws, you seem to be quite an outspoken proponent on this list, unless of course it interferes with your pursuits.
Adam, I used to have great respect for you, and though I can't take away anything positive you've done in the past, it would seem your days of positive contribution are over. During the past several years your posts have continually deteriorated in such a negative way that I don't respect you anymore. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if you are the snitch you mention. You're not my meteorite Daddy and I didn't ask for your advice or your protection. Please do not comment on my posts in the future. Like I said to you once in the past, relax man, get outside and go find a meteorite. Find something constructive to do. Based on the emails, texts and phone calls I've received today, many others would agree.
From: Adam Hupe via Meteorite-list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
To: metlist <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Mon, Jan 8, 2018 12:21 pm
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Ad 32 Auctions Lots of Good Deals!
What happens if meteorites are collected illegally from public lands?If meteorites are collected illegally from public lands you can be cited under FLPMA and the regulations at 43 CFR 8365.1-5(a) for illegal removal of any personal property or any scientific resource or natural object. You will also be subject to criminal prosecution under title 18, section 641 for the theft of Federal property and related criminal statutes depending on the type of illegal activity, including false labeling under title 18, section 1001.I would take this very seriously. There are snitches in our midst as many have found out the hard way.On 1/7/2018 11:54 AM, Larry Atkins via Meteorite-list wrote:> Thanks for the heads up, but really...> > Sent from AOL Mobile Mail> > > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------> On Sunday, January 7, 2018 Adam Hupe via Meteorite-list > <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> wrote:> > I do not normally comment on ads but sellers should keep in mind that > sel
ling meteorites found on public lands in the U.S. is against federal > law. I do not want to see anybody get into trouble because, as some List > Members have found out the hard way, the BLM does monitor meteorite > sales, especially eBay. Meteorites may be casually collected, i.e., for > free and without a permit, under FLPMA However,in accordance with the > BLM's regulations at 43 CFR 8365.1-5 collection is limited to certain > public lands, (2) only specimens up to ten pounds may be collected per > person per year, and (3) only surface collection with the use of > non-motorized and non-Mechanical equipment is allowed; metal detectors > are okay. However, specimens that are casually collected are for > personal use only, and may not be bartered or sold for commercial > purposes. Reference: > https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/uploads/IM2012-182_att1.pdf > Happy hunting,> On 1/7/2018 8:56 AM, Larry Atkins via Meteorite-list wrote: > > List, > > > I have 32 auctions running right now with some ending i
n about 24 > hours. Most started at .99 with no reserve and some still have no bids. > There are a few items rarely offered, like Osceola, the witnessed fall > from Florida. Or NWA 11107 a rare eucrite melt. Right now there is a 2.8 > gram end cut with only 2 bids, $2.51 at the moment. > > Some other > highlights would be the rarely offered Arizona find officially > recognized as Bullhead City. Another rarely offered Arizona meteorite, > the witnessed fall called Indian Butte, aka Stanfield. I have a low TKW > Howardite that is gorgeous, NWA 11184. It's a 2.71 gram full slice that > is currently at $13.00. > > Don't miss the extraordinary Anda tektites. > The first 2 I put up sold quick, there are 2 more up with very > reasonable buy it now prices and a quick search on the internet will > demonstrate the rarity, these things are practically unobtainable. > > > Others listed are: > Holbrook frag's from my big find in 2007. > A 3.2 > kg Gold Basin from the Nevada side. > NWA 6581 an LL6. > NWA 10140 Lunar > 1
of only 2 anorthositic troctolite. > unclassified NWA type3 slices. > > NWA 8663 A complete crusted eucrite stone with no bids and no reserve! > > > There are others as well, take a minute and check them out if > interested. > > Thank you. > > > > > https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=&_in_kw=1&_ex_kw=&_sacat=0&_udlo=&_udhi=&_ftrt=901&_ftrv=1&_sabdlo=&_sabdhi=&_samilow=&_samihi=&_sadis=15&_stpos=48438-9655&_sargn=-1%26saslc%3D1&_salic=1&_fss=1&_fsradio=%26LH_SpecificSeller%3D1&_saslop=1&_sasl=alienrockfarm&_sop=12&_dmd=1&_ipg=200 > > > > Sincerely, > Larry Atkins > > > > > www.CosmicConnectionMeteorites.com > <http://www.CosmicConnectionMeteorites.com> > IMCA # 1941 > > > Ebay alienrockfarm > > > ______________________________________________ > > > Visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/meteoritecentral > and the Archives at http://www.meteorite-list-archives.com > > Meteorite-list mailing list > Meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com > <mailto:list at meteoritecentral.com> > > https://pairlist
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