Number of people who contact* me each month about meteorites

* nonscientists: e-mail, letters & packages, telephone, walk-ins

About 87% of the people who contact me are asking about a rock that might be a meteorite, 7% have a question or comment about information on my web sites, and 6% want to sell me something.

Most people contact me several times during the course of a year.

I no longer answer the telephone from people calling about questions about meteorites. I can't identify meteorites over the telephone.

Prepared by:

Randy L. Korotev

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Washington University in St. Louis

Please don't contact me about the meteorite you think you’ve found until you read this and this.