[meteorite-list] AD (1): For sale/bid – a historic Allende individual
volcanoted at gmail.com
Mon Aug 7 02:17:48 EDT 2017
For sale/bid – a historic Allende individual.
This special meteorite was collected by Dr. Elbert A. King Jr., former curator of NASA’s Lunar Receiving Laboratory. ‘Bert” traveled to Mexico in 1969 and was the first scientist to collect Allende. This specimen was kept as a particularly cherished piece in his personal collection. This individual is now for sale by his eldest daughter, Dr. Lisa King. This roughly fist-sized stone is a mostly crusted 967g individual and can be seen at:
Bidding starts at US$19,000 ($20/gram) This specimen would be perfect for the serious meteorite collector, a space museum or a significant geology collection. Once purchased, an unpublished addendum to the story found in Moon Trip by Dr. King will be provided to the buyer by his daughter.
You can download Moon Trip at: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/publications/books
The story of the recovery is on pages 82-86.
Payment will be via Cashiers Check or Bank Transfer and will be sent insured via USPS / UPS / FedEx / DHL
Thank you for your consideration, Ted Brattstrom & Dr. Lisa King
E-mail: volcanoted at gmail.com
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