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Bidding for meteorites on eBay

A meteorite specialist finds eBay to be a useful space-rock resource.
My quest for meteorites began when I started teaching a class on the subject at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts.

A week and a half before class began, I needed meteorites for student projects. Groups of students will study one particular meteorite, write a report on it, and give a presentation about their sample. I needed samples that covered a wide range of types. I needed them fast, and I needed them cheap. So, what should I do?

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