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Hello experts

My request might be a bit strange but it is what it is.

I'm a full time meteorite hunter, 

I'm looking for someone who can handle analysis in the US. And obviously become full partner.

Appologies if my post is somehow non related subject.

 

Jo

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Welcome Jo,

All of us find endless magnetic meteor-wrongs and most of us have learned to recognize the difference. It is best to have a keen understanding of what truly is likely a possible meteorite and throw the others away. Testing is best done by the experts. Where are you? That will help determine who may be able to do analysis for you.  Why don't you post pics of your best candidates and let us offer our opinions? Make sure they are clear, close pics with your observation notes as to why they are good candidates.

Warning, you may be disappointed with our reviews, but our observations are normally very good.

billpeters

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Hello and thanks Billpeters

I don't think sharing photos will resolve my problem, as I need lab test before shipping my rocks to my clients.

Being disappointed by your reviews is fine. But I would rather feel good to be disappointed by real lab results. 

 

Ps I live in Jerez "South Spain "  I spend most of my time driving to Mauritania & Morocco. 

I used to ship spicement to the lab in Canarias, but I recently decided to ship to the US for fast and reliable testing. 

By the way I'm moroccan, 

Jo

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Jo, I want to commend you on having your rocks analyzed by a qualified laboratory prior to sending them to your clients.  Too many people try to make a quick buck and sell/re-sell any rock they see that appears to maybe be a meteorite.  Keep up your diligence, you're doing it the right way.

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Thanks Mike 

Lunk thanks for the link, I did browse their site but couldn't find the time frame.

Can you enlighten me with extra helpful tips. Like how much is average ( I know rock/test type) affects the cost. If you could share a one of your experiences that will be great ( you can do private message) if this goes against posting policies. 

 

Still open to any helpful input

 

Jo

 

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I know there must be much technical lab work that goes in to analysis. That said, could not a small lab be set up in Morocco? If only to polish a window  for microscopic analysis?

 

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17 hours ago, Lunk said:

Joemonk,

I've had the best experience with Alan Rubin's team at UCLA; very quick turnaround:

https://meteorites.ucla.edu/research/

Best of luck to you.

 

I followed the  link, went to the FAQ, and saw this, ...........

"NOTICE: UCLA NO LONGER ACCEPTS SUSPECTED METEORITES FOR IDENTIFICATION."

I guess they're overloaded.

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Contacted these people>>?http://atlas.geo.cornell.edu/morocco/morocco.html

It looks like they're interested in faulting and geology as it is  related to mineral and oil exploration. They must have some contacts that would be helpful.

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19 hours ago, Joemonk said:

Hello and thanks Billpeters

I live in Jerez "South Spain "  I spend most of my time driving to Mauritania & Morocco. 

I used to ship spicement to the lab in Canarias, but I recently decided to ship to the US for fast and reliable testing. 

By the way I'm moroccan, 

Jo

Jo, I spent a week in Marbella and Malaga and visited Gibraltar and Morocco. Every past year in January and February, except 2021 many Moroccans sell their meteorites at the Tucson, Arizona Gem and mineral show.  I hire Arab and Moroccan interpreters daily for my interpretation business near Phoenix.

Billpeters 

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Thanks 

I know there is a lab in Agadir city. But I have sent them a piece long time ago, followed with calls .... nothing happened no action at all. And it seems the people working there are dealers as well, so no need to interact with a homie.

The atlas geo are a huge company and I think they won't consider few grams in a parcel. 

 

 

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On 3/31/2021 at 8:31 AM, Stillweaver hillbelli said:

 

I followed the  link, went to the FAQ, and saw this, ...........

"NOTICE: UCLA NO LONGER ACCEPTS SUSPECTED METEORITES FOR IDENTIFICATION."

I guess they're overloaded.

I have spoken with Dr. Alan Rubin and UCLA no longer accepts suspected meteorites.  It seems that upon expert analysis in some cases they say that the sample in question is not a meteorite.  The 'client' (unsolicited sender) has declared UCLA wrong and have not accepted their findings.  It has turned into more than just verbal or email battles in some cases.  UCLA and Dr. Rubin don't need this type of grief.  Everyone always wants their meteor wrong back and there is no provision for that or agreement what to do about a meteorite.  It was simpler in the past when people were willing to give UCLA a piece of a meteorite in exchange for identification help.

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3 hours ago, mn90403 said:

I have spoken with Dr. Alan Rubin and UCLA no longer accepts suspected meteorites.  It seems that upon expert analysis in some cases they say that the sample in question is not a meteorite.  The 'client' (unsolicited sender) has declared UCLA wrong and have not accepted their findings.

Gee...where have we heard that before???🤔

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