[meteorite-list] Questions About NWA 7034, "Black Beauty" Pairing

Adam Hupe raremeteorites at centurylink.net
Sun Mar 11 23:33:51 EDT 2018

It looks like the Moroccans are letting out a little bit at time of this 
one.  Let a small amount out, find out what it is and what it goes for 
on the market, and then slowly release all of the pairings.  The only 
exception is if multiple parties in Morocco get a hold of the same 
material, at the same time; Then it is dumped as quickly as possible as 
is the case with the new "lunar" with similar looking terrestrial 
breccia mixed in for extra profit.  There is no crust so few collectors, 
and some dealers for that matter, can't tell the difference.

A List member was kind enough to point out one example of many untested 
fragments of "Black Beauty" being offered on eBay directly from Morocco. 
  He claims he was offered the 3 Kilo piece over a year ago but they 
refused to break it down into more affordable pieces at $100.00/gram. 
They are content selling smaller untested pieces for 10 times this amount.

Rarest Old Basaltic Breccia Martian meteorite 0.31g http://r.ebay.com/ZgE79Q

I refuse to play games with them.  If a few dealers want to buy two 
thirds of the big stone, I would be interested in the other third.


On 3/9/2018 3:53 PM, Graham Ensor wrote:
> I was told it is mythical.
> On Fri, Mar 9, 2018 at 6:06 PM, Adam Hupe via Meteorite-list 
> <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com 
> <mailto:meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>> wrote:
>     Does anybody know the disposition of the 3 kilogram plus pairing to
>     NWA 7034, the Basaltic Martian Breccia sometimes referred to as
>     "Black Beauty?"  Has it been been cut yet?  Has a laboratory
>     analyzed it or is it just another self-paired stone? $300,000.00 or
>     $100.00/gram for the entire stone is a bit much but I would be
>     interested in a kilogram at this price if it has been confirmed in a
>     laboratory and is available.
>     I was hoping it would have shown up cut in Tucson but I did not hear
>     anything more about it so canceled any thoughts of going to the show
>     last month.
>     Any info would be greatly appreciated,
>     Adam
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