Monday, February 27, 2012
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Pieces said to be from a meteor that flashed through the Saskatchewan sky last week have turned up on Kijiji. Richard Huziak, a Saskatoon amateur astronomer and member of the Prairie Fireball Network, tells The Star Phoenix the rocks in the picture look like chondrites, which match meteorites found after the Buzzard Coulee meteor crashed in central Saskatchewan in 2008.
Researchers are trying (without success so far) to get in touch with the man so they can bring the rocks to the University of Saskatchewan for examination and testing.
Problem is, as I see it, the guy is not listing a price. Bad strategy, meteor-man. List a price and negotiations begin. If you just put "please contact", people will be afraid to even guess.
Price Please contact
Address Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A4, Canada
First specimens from the Saskatchewan Meteor witnessed on February 21st!
Found on a county road north of Rockhaven hamlet.
I'm keeping the smaller one, but the bigger one is for sale. It weighs 94 g (3.4 oz). Price/gram negotiable.
Thank you to the University of Saskatchewan for authenticating!
To verify facts, contact Professor Mel Stauffer: