Note: 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 below link to suspect meteorites. In the opinion of this author, these auctions may lack either proper verification, credible history or photo, or reasonable supposition to qualify. This does not mean that they are not meteorites, only 'suspect' in the opinion of this author.

eBay seller 'mistymae0_2'

I contacted seller 'mistymae0_2' on 10/22/08 and asked "Do you have any proof that these are meteorites? If not, why are you selling them as 'meteorites' if you aren't sure?"

Seller's reply: "
These came from a private collection so I don't feel the need to verify. Items are being sold "as is"."

See eBay Policy - Authenticity Disclaimers
("Sellers should take steps to ensure that their items are authentic before listing them on eBay. If a seller cannot verify the authenticity of an item, the seller is not permitted to list it.")


Do not purchase suspect meteorites or meteorites from China.
Buy from IMCA members and established dealers! Caveat emptor!

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