[meteorite-list] Skull Carved Out of an Iron Meteorite
From: Alfredo Petrov <alfredo_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2018 19:17:28 +0900
Not my taste and I would never buy such a monstrosity, but let's keep in
mind that from the point of view of "destruction" of valuable scientific
material, this is really no big deal in this particular case. Gibeon is
abundant; no scientist needs a piece for study anymore. And if one objects
to this type of "destruction by artist", what about all the destruction by
micromounters, selling/collecting tiny fragments of meteorites broken down
until they have lost all paragenetic context? And some day, in the not too
distant future, material from known asteroids will be brought to Earth, and
all these miscellaneous bits that have dropped to Earth from unidentified
bodies will suddenly have a much lesser scientific value.
On 15 September 2018 at 05:45, Carl Esparza via Meteorite-list <
meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> wrote:
> I saw this at the Tucson Gem show before it went to auction. click link
> Very impressive.
> Love & Life
> ---- michael kelly via Meteorite-list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
> > Guess the real questionis where did the scrap go? I can admire the
> craftsmanship. And i am sure it presents a challenging medium to work. I
> can also imagine 15 lbs of srap going into a rubbish bin :( probably more
> scrapped than i will ever be lucky enough to tuck into my collection.
> > On Thursday, September 13, 2018, 9:31:33 PM EDT, John Lutzon via
> Meteorite-list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> wrote:
> > Maybe this 3rd post will get posted.....?
> > I really need Someone to explain to me why it is totally
> > acceptable for someone to cut/slice and/or bathe in acid every meteorite
> > they can get their hands on (some very rare) and then sell them
> > at a considerable profit and possibly make a living---but to shape it
> > into Any other shape is a shame. I hope I spelled Hypocrisy correctly.
> > Hopefully this skull will wind up in a museum and be preserved for
> > if not thousands of years---long after the average collector's specimens
> > are long gone.
> > Love ya Anne, John
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