Welcome earthlings, my name is Raymond Borges and I'm an avid space aficionado. I've been into astronomy and space exploration since I was a teenager and collecting meteorites for nearly as long (on eBay since 2007 but started on that path before then by reading books like Field Guide to Meteors and Meteorites by O. Richard Norton and Find a Falling Star by Nininger).
I'm a lifelong honorary member of both the Astronomy Society of Puerto Rico and the Astronomy Society of the Caribbean thanks to past meteorite donations, exhibiting my meteorite collection as well as giving multiple talks on the subject.
I've been out at multiple locations around the world searching for meteorites and have been buying and selling meteorites on eBay since 2007 under the moniker spacerocks, mainly for evolving my collection (not as a wholesale seller) and here I have 100% positive feedback with 600+ stars. I don't belong to any meteorite associations or clubs because I think they create a false sense or security when considering the authenticity and provenance of meteorites.
I believe one should learn enough to be able to discern for oneself the accuracy of meteorite listings. The meteorite community is still a rather small one and any news of fraudulent activities will quickly earn the individual a bad name.
I've also contributed to the meteorite collecting community through producing various 3D printed models including scale cubes (1in and 1cm in various materials), scaling down multiple craters for 3D printing as well as various celestial bodies for which space agencies have provided 3d scans. And you can find those models for purchase here.
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John Wheeler (1911–2008): “[The black hole] teaches us that space can be crumpled like a piece of paper into an infinitesimal dot, that time can be extinguished like a blown-out flame, and that the laws of physics that we regard as ‘sacred,’ as immutable, are anything but.”
ESA Rosetta OSIRIS 67P
1cm silver scale cube