SUSPECT* METEORITE AUCTIONS

The eBay Sellers from China (listed below) auction so many suspect meteorites that it is a waste of energy to try to highlight each auction. Hematite, magnetite, ferromanganese (slag), Mekong River Irons, and ordinary river-worn rocks are being sold as meteorites. Blatant scams hurt the uninformed and the hobby as a whole. Buyers Beware! If you are new and unsure of a suspect meteorite auction ask Me or any IMCA member/seller for his/her opinion.


Ebay Sellers of Suspect Meteorites

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amtf999
antique_room1
antiques-town
art.crystal.china
asiatrip
baby2008x
baoshi6877
beijing2008*
binbo2005
biolyn1
boo-quartz
boo80_78b
brotherhoodinc_rockshop
bzaa35-1
china5688
china-craftwork
chinasun_stone
chinaware5000
chokurei2662
citrinespirits007
coin_pansong
cncollector2007
crystal35792008
crystal86422008
crystal.accessory
crystalartworld
crystalbluesky_08
crystal-gem369
crystal_source (fake NWA's and fake etched irons)
crystal-sphere9
curio_room
digitrading2008
earthlygems99
eastfelicity
ebaook
enjoyable2006
fantergaro
gaofudev -(also suspect moldavite)
gemglobal
gemverve315
glsarah19
good-in-china
gooruna
guai_pig2008
happybaby625
heal4soul
healingemstone
hongcrystal
jadecrystal
jakewang2008 (moldavite)
jinfu8ma1252
jingqiduo
kunoichi.017
lin440315
lincowcow
lucklybabystar
lyjdd9880
man-made-crystal
many-more007
may-0302
mcc-crystal-shop
mecool222
milangubi2006
mineralart126 (Now selling Sikhote Alin and suspect meteorites)
mlxsj-123
modernise1
my_rainbow
nagems5
newsilkroad2008
okaak168
once_sun
onepushtrade
ore_room
orientalart-kingdom
orientalcurios
orientshining
pearlyn75 (phony Campos)
qqok001
rightniye
rock-n-more
rock_zone
rong.bao.tang
scholar-rock
SD520-ROCKSHOP
Shuaigeli888
sinodino520
sinoquartz
stonesngems
superstone922
syunshi
tangjing730
thebirdsnest2008
thejadetrade16
thuyky7481
tiantangniao0501
tibetanlegend
touzijuchang
u2n
user1927
vovyy
w3-quartz
wh9180
wholesalemineral
wjy135251778800
wuxiawxv1993
xibowangzi
xingyun8810
xino_huang
youchunhe2008
yoyoshi930
yuanzhengworld
zhouli929
zhubest2008
zhuwenbao.sunkelan
zycblair (Guanghoa Yuxin Jewelry Co. Ltd.)


Note: The following have been removed from the above list and are now selling actual meteorites:

mineralmall
mineral-station
wholesale*gem

xiangxiangkafeizha

Note: The following have never been on the above list and appear to be selling authentic meteorites:

mineralmatrix
mf738



Examples of Suspect Meteorites

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boo80_78b
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boo80_78b
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stonesngems - Nandan??
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asiatrip
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asiatrip




Which is the real iron meteorite?'
'One of these is a REAL Iron meteorite sphere (right)
And the other is a terrestrial black mineral. Don't buy 'meteorites' from China!


*Anyone can make a claim that they have found or own an authentic meteorite. It is entirely another matter to offer satisfactory proof of verification or classification from a Meteoritical Society approved institution. The photos or auction #'s on this page may link to meteorite auctions. In the opinion of this author, these auctions may lack either proper verification, credible history or photo, or reasonable supposition to qualify as genuine. This does not mean that they are not meteorites, only 'suspect' in the opinion of this author. The purpose of this site is to help the visitor better understand elementary identification of the most common meteorites and to gain insight from the misidentifications of others.