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« on: 12/04/2013 18:30:26 »
Meteorites on the open market routinely fetch a higher price than the equivalent weight of gold. But how does this trade operate, and is science paying the ultimate price as researchers are priced out of the market? Audrey Tempelsman investigates...

Read the article then tell us what you think...
« Last Edit: 12/04/2013 18:30:26 by _system »

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« Reply #1 on: 26/05/2012 13:37:22 »
What an interesting article. I never have seen anything written about this market. It sounds as if the meteorite market will encounter some of the same challenges that confront the antiquities market. And, the article is so clear and well written too! Do write more.  

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« Reply #2 on: 30/05/2012 08:31:34 »
very well written article.

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« Reply #3 on: 05/06/2012 17:13:56 »
I disagree.  This article was obviously written by someone who knows little or nothing about how the meteorite market actually works.  This article is full of misconceptions.  Comparing meteorite collectors to drug dealers is not only wrong, it's slanderous.  The rest of this article is not worth commenting on.  I really wish writers would stick to subjects they have first-hand experience with.

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« Reply #4 on: 05/06/2012 20:18:51 »
I have recently become a meteorite-dealer after several years of being a meteorite hobbyist/hunter.  I have always been very public about my activities and have shared all of my finds (meteorites) with local researchers.  I give talks to local youth groups and science clubs.  
But now, because of this article, my reputation is tarnished.  My neighbors who have read this article now think I'm a law-breaking, black marketeer who might be involved with international drug-smugglers!  
I've been wronged!

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Re: Are meteorites worth more than their weight in gold?
« Reply #5 on: 14/06/2012 07:14:19 »
The article is not suggesting that all meteorite dealers behave illicitly, merely that the high price of meteorites incentivises some to do so. It's no different from the fine art market; the high value of some works means that fraud and theft happen; we know that, but no one would suggest for one minute that, just because it does, Christies is staffed by black market racketeers...

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« Reply #6 on: 03/08/2012 13:06:00 »
i got one stone i thought it is a METEORITE. how to check weather it METEORITE or not please suggest me regarding this because am in small village in INDIA.

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« Reply #7 on: 13/08/2012 16:51:59 »
bueno tengo unos meteoritos en mi casa me los encontre y cumplen con todas las caracterisricas de meteoritos

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« Reply #8 on: 13/08/2012 17:03:43 »
bueno tengo unos meteoritos en mi casa me los encontre y cumplen con todas las caracterisricas de meteoritos me gustaria saber si hay alguin interesado en ellos son varios. de distintos tamaņos formas vivo en HONDURAS,CA

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« Reply #9 on: 11/09/2012 21:09:58 »
To explain what the person above has said, for non-spanish speakers:

well I have a few meteorites in my house and I found them meet all meteor characteristics...

 

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