Welcome to Pelted-Planet Blast-Out Thursday
Pleasant greetings from PELTED-PLANET and thanks for attending our auction sale... Allow me to introduce our selves to you.
US..... We at PELTED-PLANET are Nick and Robert. NICK's role in the
day-to-day operation of "the planet" involves photographing
our all-you-can-eat buffet of tasty & tempting ebay-delights. He is
also in effect the SALES MANAGER, WEB MASTER and Shipper Receiver.
Additionally, his involvement includes dealing with the "daily planet"
ebay end of things and fielding email questions regarding for example,
shipping prices... Technical type questions are forwarded to me and in
most cases one of us will respond in a timely fashion.
for me, ROBERT, you could say I provide "INTERESTING THINGS"
impact-related and otherwise from my personal collection and
elsewhere to established & prospective customers world-wide. Long
story short, Nick is the COMPUTER GUY, I'M the ROCK GUY and as a team
we make every effort to ensure that your visit to PELTED-PLANET is as
PLEASANT & ENJOYABLE as you the prospective purchaser of this
offering desereve it to be.
of you folks know me as "The THIRD MILLENNIUM METEORITE CALENDAR Guy"
because I AUTHORED and produced those practical yet educational
collector's items. Others know me as the number-one-source out-there
for METEORITE CRATER IMPACTITES from Sudbury, Wanapitei, Brent, Azuara
and a variety of other impact-structures world-wide.
have written published articles on meteorites and the craters they
leave as eternal monuments to an Asteroid's collision with our
pelted-planet and have been interviewed on many occasions in print
media such as the Sudbury Star (front page) and The NATIONAL POST. I
have also appeared on TV locally (several times) and Nation-Wide (once)
discussing and promoting meteorites and to a fair degree educating the
general public on the topic in the process.
I am also a PROUD non-member of IMCA... No time for two faced, double-crossing, back-stabbing, slander-slinging so-called "organizations"for me. What about you?
"ALL of the DESCRIPTIONS" that accompany and compliment our photos
& listings and incase you've not yet noticed, these are not short
two-sentence-blurbs. IT IS IMPORTANT to properly "describe" one's
wares and I go the distance in ensuring that no one gets shortchanged
on the descriptions... or anything else. I
HONESTLY appreciate and am proud of the many rave-reviews and fantastic
comments MY DESCRIPTIONS have garnered over the past several years...
but not least - I am the over-seer. It is MY reputation as a
FAIR, HONEST, REASONABLE and KNOWLEDGEABLE
Person-with-Principal on-the-line here folks. And you can bet-the-farm
that WE at PELTED-PLANET will continue to ensure that all of our
transactions are as silky-smooth and hassle-free as humanly possible -
to the auction at hand... Here for your bidding pleasure we have
an attractive, intriguing, newly found U.S. IRON from the deserts of
Northern Nevada. This item is arguably one of the most controversial
objects on the PLANET right now, thanks in large part to the friendly
folks at IMCA and the meteorite-list. Keep up the good-work!
the discussion and debate I invited has made the hit-counter on this
auction spin like a top. More than 500 and counting with 24 hours to
The offered sample is one of several hundred metal masses found in a
remote desert area by a prospector who was originally out there hunting
for gold. What he found could very well be just as good!
At present, I hesitate to disclose a more pin-point location
for where these "Mysterious Objects" are being found because the
finder is still locating more material on a weekly basis and according
to this gold hunter turned meteorite hunter "there are TONS of
METEORITES remaining in the strewnfield just waiting to be gathered."
To seasoned meteorite collectors, the external features of
this complete uncut specimen may evoke instant images, memories of, or
similarities to desert meteorites, the melted crusty surface of an
Estherville or Portales Valley Meteorite or a combination there of.
NOTE: This material is not photogenic... the photos do it some
justice but not a lot. It is Not a ruster and YES, a magnet, even a
weak one, SNAPS RIGHT TO IT!
ALSO NOTE: This ITEM will NOT repeat NOT be Relisted on ebay
or elsewhere IF, and that's a big IF, this offering ends without a bid,
on this, the very first and potentially only listing by
PELTED-PLANET of this rather controversial Nevada Desert Iron.
I have a local collector wanting to purchase it for a price
that I am now cheerfully willing to accept in the unlikely event that
no one on ebay would place an offer on this enigmatic metallic mass.
Put it this way, this particular repeat purchaser is crossing his
fingers in hopes that you won't bid. Your loss, his gain, is the way
he's regarding the final 12 hours of this auction sale.
* Since listing this item 6 days ago I have been deluged with
emails and received several phone calls. Some say it's hematite. A
magnet WON'T stick to Hematite, not like it sticks to this stuff. One
person tells me that an expert says it's slag... TWO EXPERTS TELL ME IT
IS NOT SLAG... You don't need to be a rocket scientist to tell the
difference betweeen SLAG and something else.
Another expert says "well then it MUST BE MAGNETITE." Matteo
in ITALY just says it's not a meteorite but doesn't bother
taking a kick at the can as to his guess regarding what it IS. Just out
to slag my listing I guess...
Then one guy accuses me of selling a TRANSPORTED CLEANED-UP
NANTAN which is a meteorite, but making up the part about it being
found in NEVADA.
There were also people wanting to buy smaller specimens...Hmmm SEVERAL experts SEVERAL DIFFERENT Verdicts... NOW WHAT???
What ever happened to people valuing their OWN OPINIONS. It
seems more people are concerned about what somebody else thinks about
what they may or may not be interested in purchasing.
HERE'S A NOVEL IDEA... judge for yourself... YOU decide what
it is or isn't. I can say one thing for sure, it certainly is
This entire scenario reminds me of a gentleman who listed a
"newly fallen" meteorite on ebay... The whole "list" was slagging the
seller... except for one guy who PHONED the seller, visited the
seller and then came home with an awesome fist-size chunk of PARK
FOREST for next to nothing!!!!!
* JULY 15th UPDATE... Since the initial discovery ~ ten
months ago of what now appears to be a rather extensive strewnfield,
more than 5 TONS of this material has been recovered to date. The
strewnfield was apparently first located using hi-tech,
state-of-the-art detection equipment set to a specific frequency used
to search-out nickel.
The original meteorite, a hefty 90% buried brute weighing
several hundred pounds, was first detected by this equipment from a
mind boggling distance of more than 3 miles!
I have now had more than 500 pounds of absolutely breathtaking
specimens sent to me by the finder - who wishes to remain anonymous.
Everthing that has arrived here so far certainly seems to be
METEORITIC MATERIAL. It also passes the streak-test with flying
I have already sold more than 100 pounds in total to 4 LOCAL
METEORITE COLLECTORS and not only are they thrilled with the material,
they too have no doubts about its authenticity as a genuine IRON
THE OFFERED SPECIMEN is smooth on one side and covered with flight-markings on the other.
This listing will undoubtedly generate discussion and debate
amongst collectors and researchers alike on the meteorite-list and
elsewhere, and that's a good thing!
NOTE: The first photo is an extra little treat for you the
viewer, of THREE ADDITIONAL MUSEUM QUALITY NEVADA IRON METEORITES in my
personal collection, till next week when they go on ebay.
*Note the specimen in the left side of the grouping. It
displays obvious flight-markings, some small text-book thumbprints and
dare I say, ORIENTATION of the specimen caused by a knuckle-ball type
of hypervelocity-atmospheric passage as opposed to a rolling or
tumbling plummet toward its imminent crash-landing-style arrival here
Further information regarding this material is available by phone...
Anyone concerned about the cost of a two or three dollar phone call should not, repeat NOT be bidding on this 1,250.00 item.
Phone calls 100% WELCOMED. Robert A. Szep 1-519-823-1891.
*** As a final note... With 48 hours remaining in this auction
I decided to lower the opening bid price to $2,500.00 With 24 hours
remaining I lowered it one more time to $1,250.00
MORE CONTROVERSY MAY CAUSE THIS NEW LOW PRICE TO BE CHANGED
BACK TO AN ASKED-FOR OPENING OF $2,500.00 or HIGHER, with-out notice.
At this NEW LOW OPENING BID PRICE of LESS THAN 5 CENTS PER GRAM, you are bidding on an As is, As found, Whatever it is ITEM.
Have a BLAST Bidding!
PELTED-PLANET, over & out...
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