I'm with Doug on this one. Free Markets for Free Men!
Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations, 1776.
"People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and
diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some
Yes, but if each mirror can only reflect back 99% of the incoming light (most
high end telescope mirrors do worse) the image will become impossibly dim
long before the 30,000th reflection.
If two mirrors are 1 km apart you'd have to look
back to the 30,000 th reflected
Interesting theory about Venus's atmosphere being blown off by a monster
impactor. Here is my objection: Where did the 100 bar carbon dioxide atmosphere
come from? Could one monster impactor blow off the existing atmosphere and
yet at the same time deposit a new one? Seems a
I find your post very disturbing.
First, several of the saner members of the list have been pleading for a
cessation of the constant personal attacks. With Mike's apology, I thought we
were getting somewhere.
Second, you may not like Mike Farmer, and you two may disagree about
Yes, and it is even more annoying when the description says HUGE!!!
it extremely annoying to see a location name that I'm interested in, only
to click on it and see that it's a 0.00438 gram speck.
Is it the HUGE part in the description, or am I missing something?
think it is worse because the seller is an IMCA member. I apologize to
the seller, but
it is my opinion.
Am I alone in thinking this seller is not
The hallmark of a good scientific experiment is reproducibility. I'm getting
very frustrated with the nickel test kit I bought on ebay to test my rusty
I do not get reproducible and or consistent results. For example filings
from a nickel (5 cent coin) have
You guys are dancing around the answer to the question. The Vernadsky
Institute has in their possession a meteorite that they believe came from Phobos.
Why do they think so? Because it has a spectral match with carbonaceous
chondrites as does Phobos and it has at least 2 clasts that are
Is there a typo here? 525 million years is not particularly old.
ALH84001 is 4.5 billion years old.
Its very old crystallization age of 525Ma +/- 56Ma.
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While looking in the woods for Park Forest Meteorites I found a rusty
somewhat angular chunk of Iron. I know the odds of it being meteorite are about a
million to one, but I took it home since it was the only thing I found, and
because its shape was not like any obvious tool.
I got an email acknowledging my order overnight.
And with all due respect to Mike Farmer with whom I have done business in the
past, and with whom I hope to do more business in the future, GUJBA AT 50
CENTS A GRAM LOOKS LIKE A BARGAIN TO ME.!
Dear List and M. Fowler,
just a short
In a message dated 9/15/03 7:49:14 AM, Popocatept writes:
GUJBA AT 50 CENTS A GRAM LOOKS LIKE A BARGAIN TO ME.!
Hit the send key by accident before proofreading--what a bummer! Should read
$50 a gram, not 50 cents.
I know $50 a gram is not inexpensive, but I've been lusting after a nice
Regarding this meteorite sale I have two questions.
Has anyone emailed to buy anything and gotten a response?
I did, but no response yet. (after 12 hours)
Second, I assumed that the sale price is 50% of the prices posted on the
linked pages, because if the posted prices already
Before anyone bids $450,000 for a 188 gram super hyped piece of Zagami they
should consider the 43.9 slice of DAG 476 (a Shergottite) that Eric Twelker of
the Meteorite Market has for only $10,975.00.
I must say that I have lusted after that one myself, but none of my lottery
Hi Matt and list,
How much Putorano is out there? What is it's TKW? I realize it's not a
meteorite and TKW may not apply, but how can one judge it's rarity?
By the way, I have two pieces, that Steve has seen and the exterior
is so different, that I wonder about the authenticity of one of
Dave Weir's marvelous site while discussing the various Martian Shergottites
mentions the Kaidun Meteorite.
Is there any of this material in collector, or dealer hands?
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Doing a little research in response to Matteo's listing of a 40 gram piece of
DAG 670 I find that it has many pairings, one which is DAG 476 referred to as
Why is it lucky 13?
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The original post about NWA 1139 was mine. Sorry if I ruffled any feathers
with my question, it was not my intention.
As a new member of the list I may not be sure of the proper protocol in every
case. However, I realize I could have emailed you directly for
clarification, but I
Regarding ebay Item number: 2188776595 the description states: One stone
total weight of only 61.6 grams and the complete uncut mass, otherwise known
as the Main Mass
My question is this-- If this is a classified and named meteorite, how can it
be an uncut main mass?
Thanks for the alert.
I bid on some auctions that match the description below. I will probably sit
on my payment till the situation clarifies.
However, many fraud alerts are triggered by computers monitoring for certain
patterns, such as a newbie having a large amount of high value
I prefer to read the meteorite list from the archives. It is easier to
follow interesting threads, and ignore uninteresting ones. (for me anyway)
My question is: Why do some members names show up next to their post's and
Asteroid #6 is Hebe, could have been mistranslated as HAVH-6
I don't recognize that asteroid either. Perhaps it is a typo.
I do recognize Gabriel Shaked. He had that really neat astronomical
online encyclopedia. He shut it down about a year ago due to copyright
Some references to 6-Hebe that indicate it could be the source of some
Farinella, P. 1996. Chaotic routes between the asteroid belt and Earth.
Meteorite! May 1996.
Migliorini, F., et al. 1997. 7 Iris: A possible source of ordinary
Comet Meteorite-Shop has many interesting ebay auctions running. However,
they have a zero feedback rating.
I am reluctant to buy from a zero feedback entity. Could any list members
who have dealings with this company advise as to the reputation of same?
Since I'm a new list member, I'll let
A few hours ago email from list members started appearing in my email in box.
I guess that means I'm now a member of the Meteorite List. (if you get this
for sure I'm in!)
Thanks Dave Andrew
And Thanks Art for maintaining this list and for having a subscribe box that
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