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#1 Joze

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 04:53 PM

I've seen this kind of display boxes being sold in a lot of different websites (https://www.meteorit...moon-boxes.html & https://www.meteorit...teorites.html), and I'm afraid they are that much extended throughout different sellers because of them not being authentic.

Does any of you have one? Could you tell me if they're actual Lunar and Martian meteorites?

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 05:02 PM

I wouldn't buy them...!  Run the other way...


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Posted 21 July 2019 - 06:42 PM

 Who can say with any certainty? Ditto the previous post.

 

 https://en.wikipedia...rtian_meteorite

 

 If it's not on this list and purchased from a reputable seller with laboratory certification (very expensive) I wouldn't even consider buying it. Besides, what use would one have for a meteorite other than as a desktop paperweight or conversation piece? About as useful as a Pet Rock.

 

 https://en.wikipedia...tian_meteorites



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Posted 22 July 2019 - 12:24 AM

 Besides, what use would one have for a meteorite other than as a desktop paperweight or conversation piece? About as useful as a Pet Rock.

Very pleasant thing to say in the forum dedicated to people who collect, research and study meteorites.  

 

Joze, here's another absolutely reliable source of meteorites.  He doesn't seem to have any of the type you are seeking for sale this week, but he often does.  https://www.ebay.com...n=fujmon&_sop=1


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Posted 22 July 2019 - 12:39 AM

Besides, what use would one have for a meteorite other than as a desktop paperweight or conversation piece? About as useful as a Pet Rock.

 

 https://en.wikipedia...tian_meteorites

Do a Google search and learn.

 

https://www.meteorit...-of-meteorites/

https://scholar.goog...s=1&oi=scholart

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#6 Joze

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 04:22 AM

Very pleasant thing to say in the forum dedicated to people who collect, research and study meteorites.  

 

Joze, here's another absolutely reliable source of meteorites.  He doesn't seem to have any of the type you are seeking for sale this week, but he often does.  https://www.ebay.com...n=fujmon&_sop=1

Thank you, Mark!

 

Thing is I may have to buy them this week as they're for a friend of mine whose birthday is really close and considering how much it'll take for them to reach Spain, I don't have much time left. Is Galactic Stone & Ironworks (http://galactic-stone.com/) a reliable source for Lunar and Martian meteorites? I heard he's a vendor in here, and I love his display products!  



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Posted 22 July 2019 - 06:11 AM

Thank you, Mark!

 

Thing is I may have to buy them this week as they're for a friend of mine whose birthday is really close and considering how much it'll take for them to reach Spain, I don't have much time left. Is Galactic Stone & Ironworks (http://galactic-stone.com/) a reliable source for Lunar and Martian meteorites? I heard he's a vendor in here, and I love his display products!  

You are welcome, and yes indeed, Galactic Stone is totally reliable.  He (Mike Gilmer) is also a great person to ask questions to and he's very knowledgeable.  I bought a very nice space stone from him a few years ago. smile.gif


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Posted 22 July 2019 - 08:48 AM

Yes, Galactic Stone is highly recommended and has a well established record of selling only authentic material.

 

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 08:56 AM

 Could you tell me if they're actual Lunar and Martian meteorites?

Lunar and Martian specimens are rare, but small specimens are nevertheless widely available. The other types listed on the website certainly appear to be genuine.

 

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