Consulting & Enhanced Characterizations

Consulting & Enhanced Characterizations

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This is a deposit only - consulting fees are billed by invoice separately from other analysis services. General consulting and extended submission characterization engagements with Dr. Agee are contingent on his availability and acceptance of engagement. Payment of the initial $250 deposit does not guarantee acceptance of engagement or a specific schedule or allotment of consulting hours. This deposit will be returned in the event Dr. Agee is unavailable or declines the engagement. If the engagement is accepted, the $250 deposit will be credited towards the first invoice.

Access to a top meteorite scientists is something almost as rare as finding a meteorite from Mars. To work side-by-side as that scientist explores your martian or lunar meteorite is simply priceless, and usually the result of pure serendipity and close connections to an institute. 

New Mexico Meteoritic Services has partnered with Dr. Carl Agee, Director of the Institute of Meteoritics at UNM, to create an easy way for anyone with a significant meteorite being analyzed and classified with NMMS to engage with Dr. Agee for enhanced characterizations for the write-up submitted to Nomenclature Committee.

Dr. Agee is a genuine pleasure to work with, and has an endless patience and capacity for explaining complex processes and information in terms anyone can understand. His passion and unfathomable knowledge of meteoritics are staggering, and invaluable. 

Dr. Agee is available for consulting to more thoroughly explore and document the significance of your sample. This can include bespoke Certification of Authenticity for specific specimens signed and certified by Dr. Agee.

NMMS can also arrange for more complete digital monographs that can include additional BSE image galleries of the specimen, additional probe and/or oxygen isotope data. All neatly bound and secured by a single digital NFT associated with the physical sample(s). 

This consulting service offers the opportunity for a main mass holder to potentially add additional value to a specimen with a more thorough and complete characterization by Dr. Agee.

It also offers the opportunity to create an extended and  comprehensive digital archive of the physical sample through a non fungible token that uses blockchain technology to establish traceable and ironclad provenance. There is no better COA for your meteorite classified through NMMS, than one backed by an NFT signed by Dr. Agee.

While it may seem counterintuitive, the classification of a meteorite is not a full and complete characterization of all of the meteorite's attributes. In fact it is closer to the opposite and only offers researchers the information required to be certain of the class and sub-class of the meteorite as well as list any notable characteristics. It is hardly an exhaustive analysis and characterization, but rather the precursor and foundation for future more extensive analysis. This aspect of the service, while not in any way exhaustive, offers the possibility of a more thorough and in depth characterization for your meteorite's submission to the Nomenclature Committee, which then adds additional value to the immortalized characterization of the meteorite as published in the Meteoritical Bulletin.