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Wednesday, 21 September 2005

Update on Meteorites Seized in Poland

Update on Meteorites Seized in Poland

Paul H bristolia at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 21 09:24:21 EDT 2005

In "Seized Sikhote Alin 176kg",
http://six.pairlist.net/pipermail/meteorite-list/2005-September/177641.html
,
Meteoryt.net wrote:

"They say that this meteorites have numbers,
so its possible that they was stealed from any
collection."

and in "Seized Meteorites - report",
http://six.pairlist.net/pipermail/meteorite-list/2005-September/177646.html
,
Stan wrote:

"What you should be doing now is making
every effort to finding out what the story is
behind these meteorites - if they arent stolen
then there is a good chance that they will be
auctioned off as seized assets, at least thats
how things work here in the us."

According to a Russian geologist with whom I
shared the URL for the Polish customs report
and has investigated this matter, the numbers
indicate that some of these meteorites quite
likely were stolen from the Laboratory of
Meteoritics at the Vernadsky Institute of
Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry in
Moscow. If these meteorites were stolen from
them, it is quite likely that the Russian
government will make a formal request that
they be repatriated / returned to them

Best Regards,

Paul
Baton Rouge, LA

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