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Old 03-19-2007, 10:35 AM   #15
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I read an article recently about a fellow who collects and sells them to Universities and other groups. He gets big bucks - actually really big bucks for them and if I remember correctly we are talking tens of thousands of dollars each.

IMHO you should google this and see what you can find. I wouldn't cut it or do anything with it, including playing with it, until you determine if it is really a meteorite and the potential value of it if it is.

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Old 03-19-2007, 10:39 AM   #16
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It's a Boeing bomb....

Do you see any peanuts in it?
that's exactly what I was thinking.

Hey, Vern!! haven't heard from you for a while...hope all is well.

just "whom" do you report this TO, anyway??
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Old 03-19-2007, 10:50 AM   #17
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That is just too cool. What an awesome thing to witness first hand. I'm glad that it missed you, but that is just way too cool. Can you say pennies from heaven.
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Old 03-19-2007, 10:58 AM   #18
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just "whom" do you report this TO, anyway??
To "THEM", of course.

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Old 03-19-2007, 10:58 AM   #19
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Hope you don't use State Farm

If you try to file a claim for damages to your roof, they might drop you for living too close to an area where things might fall from space and hit your house.... bah-dum-pum......
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Old 03-19-2007, 12:22 PM   #20
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odd

One would have expected a metorite to have sufficent velocity to go through the house and not bounce off the roof. What am I missing here?
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Old 03-19-2007, 12:27 PM   #21
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Yea...

My house's roof is "Amour Plated" with copper..
Maybe the "mass" ..it's almost as light as my Titainum framed glasses..which weigh in at 0.5ozs
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Old 03-19-2007, 12:28 PM   #22
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It looks as if it might be what is called a "carbonaceous chondrite". That would be a typical stoney,possibley frangible, visitor from outer space. Call the Smithsonian. There are folks that are interested in what falls and where and when. Make the call.
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Having an armour plated roof is the reason it hit your house and not a neighbor's. What kind and size of dimple did it leave?

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Contact this guy in Tucson, he collects these things.
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Old 03-19-2007, 04:07 PM   #25
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Old 03-19-2007, 04:27 PM   #26
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Thumbs up Too cool Vern!

Glad it didn't go through your roof or hit your Airstream.
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Old 03-19-2007, 05:27 PM   #27
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Hey Vern!

See you made the big move. Did you collect your Airstream from Holiday Travel Park or will you be back our way for it? Don't hesitate to call if you two are heading this way.

I notice that everyone had the same thought as I did.... "Gosh I hope it didn't hit the Airstream!".

Cool that it was small enough not to go through the roof. Whew. But check the roof because the velocity could have dinged it or even pinholed it..... You know how those leaks are.

Hey, if you want to cry there are two Flying Clouds on e-bay right now that would remind you of the one you sold, and I was just traveling through a neighborhood at the northend of Oceana's runway and spotted a nice Globetrotter. There are more and more of them around here, or else I'm just noticing more of them.

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that's the neatest thing ever to fall near an AS!

alien trading
...if we see you with a new AS we'll know how you got it

Keep us posted on your findings and developments
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