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Meteorite hunters find first fragments of Michigan meteor
PHYS.ORG ^ | 20 Jan 2018

Posted on 01/20/2018 9:56:43 AM PST by DUMBGRUNT

The first fragments were located Thursday by professional hunters Larry Atkins and Robert Ward of Arizona, according to the American Meteor Society. Atkins owns Cosmic Connection Meteorites, while Ward operates Robert Ward Meteorites.

a New York City resident and meteorite consultant to Christie's auction house, is offering $20,000 for a recovered fragment weighing at least 1 kilogram.

(Excerpt) Read more at phys.org ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: meteorite; michigan; ufo
I think the guy from Christie's is low balling?
1 posted on 01/20/2018 9:56:43 AM PST by DUMBGRUNT
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Yes, a documented meteorite is worth more.


2 posted on 01/20/2018 9:58:56 AM PST by Husker24
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To: DUMBGRUNT

I saw a picture of the “professional’’ meteor hunter who found the first fragment handling it with his bare hands. The oils and other contaminants from his hands will, unfortunately, reduce its scientific value. The picture in this article shows it being correctly handled using aluminum foil to avoid contaminates.


3 posted on 01/20/2018 10:03:50 AM PST by House Atreides (BOYCOTT the NFL, its products and players 100% - PERMANENTLY)
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To: House Atreides

Correction: meteor should be meteorite.


4 posted on 01/20/2018 10:05:57 AM PST by House Atreides (BOYCOTT the NFL, its products and players 100% - PERMANENTLY)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

5 posted on 01/20/2018 10:16:25 AM PST by SIDENET (My next tagline will be so awesome.)
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To: House Atreides

I saw a picture of the “professional’’ meteor hunter who found the first fragment handling it with his bare hands. The oils and other contaminants from his hands will, unfortunately, reduce its scientific value. The picture in this article shows it being correctly handled using aluminum foil to avoid contaminates.

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Unless he touches it with his bare hand, he won’t be able to receive the superpowers that it gives to any human that encounters it.


6 posted on 01/20/2018 10:48:33 AM PST by leftcoaster
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To: SIDENET

Joe found a nice one!


7 posted on 01/20/2018 11:14:32 AM PST by DUMBGRUNT (This Space for Rent)
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To: leftcoaster

Unless it has Kryptonite in it.


8 posted on 01/20/2018 11:19:27 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Must be a mistake. Nut wings said it was an energy weapon


9 posted on 01/20/2018 11:35:42 AM PST by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: House Atreides

jamcusa’s Number One Rule for things from Outer Space: Never, NEVER touch anything from Outer Space. re, “The Blob’’. And what ever you do Don’T Poke It With A Stick!. Thank you and now back to our thread.


10 posted on 01/20/2018 11:55:39 AM PST by jmacusa ("Made it Ma, top of the world!'')
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To: Nifster

I said something similar on another post. Lol.


11 posted on 01/20/2018 5:31:31 PM PST by NELSON111
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