Monday, May 14, 2012

Caveat Emptor!

Without doing a very detailed analysis how would you know you were buying a "Genuine Moon Rock"?

Sounds like a field fraught with fraud and tom-foolery.

Houston lawyer on quest to find missing moon rocks
By Michael Graczyk - Associated Press

BUFFALO, Texas (AP) — The dark suit and tie Joe Gutheinz wore set him apart from other customers inside a Texas eatery where the usual attire is jeans and cowboy hats.

An appetite for down-home cooking wasn't what brought the former NASA investigator to the Pitt Grill recently. He was on a quest to identify and maybe recover some of the rarest treasure brought to Earth and then lost: moon rocks.

"We're educating the states and countries of the world about how much they're worth on the black market and we need to increase the security in museums and need to put them back on display," Gutheinz said.