[meteorite-list] Nigerian Impact Melt ***IMPORTANT***
From: Svend Buhl <buhl_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2018 20:49:32 +0400
The Republic of Niger and Nigeria are two different countries. Calling a meteorite that is supposedly from Niger ?Nigerian? is certainly not helping your cause.
Also, in my humble opinion, it is your seller?s liability to maintain the chain of provenance and provide you with credible location data.
Clouding find information of meteorites seems to have become a sport with finders and middlesmen from certain countries. Dealers buying merchandise without insisting to get at least basic find data from their suppliers contribute to the problem.
> Am 10.05.2018 um 18:35 schrieb Mendy Ouzillou via Meteorite-list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>:
> To the meteorite community at large:
> The classification for the Nigerian impact melt is nearing completion and at
> this point, there is not enough information to give it a proper name
> associated with its location. Without some FAST intervention, this meteorite
> will receive an NWA number. Nothing wrong per se with an NWA number, but in
> the words of the classifying scientist, "This is a great shame for something
> so special." The only find info available is that it was found just outside
> Arlit, Niger. Many people searched and found this material, so better
> coordinates MUST be available. I realize this is the nature of the business,
> BUT surely we can get information on a find with a large total known weight
> Thank you all!
> Mendy Ouzillou
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Received on Thu 10 May 2018 12:49:32 PM PDT