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Ira
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Largest Antarctic meteorite found in Feb.
      #5712277 - 03/04/13 10:54 AM

Does anyone have an update on this new meteorite find? What is it? Any news on availability to collectors?

http://phys.org/news/2013-02-18kg-scientists-antartica-largest-meteorites.html

/Ira


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peter scherff
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Re: Largest Antarctic meteorite found in Feb. new [Re: Ira]
      #5712371 - 03/04/13 11:56 AM

Hi Ira,

None will be available to collectors. It may be years until it gets classified. If it appears to be an ordinary chondrite there is generally no rush to classify them. I hope that because of its size that it gets moved up to the front of the line.

Thanks,

Peter


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Re: Largest Antarctic meteorite found in Feb. new [Re: peter scherff]
      #5712645 - 03/04/13 02:31 PM

Agreed. Antarctic meteorites recovered on "official" expeditions (like ANSMET) are forever lost to the collector market. It will be stored in a clean room at Johnson Space Center where it will be available for study, but it will never see the open market legally.

The only Antarctic meteorites on the market are those that were discovered prior to ANSMET.


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