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|Robert A. Haag
Robert A. Haag (born 1956) is an American famous for collecting meteorites. Some meteorites acquired from Haag are currently on display in the Smithsonian.
Haag has been arrested and jailed in Argentina charged with taking protected rocks (the 37 ton El Chaco meteorite). Haag claims he was set up by an Argentinian mineral dealer, who claimed it only belonged to the land owner which Haag was to pay a substantial sum. Haag left the jail and Argentina after paying bail.
Haag was the first private citizen and meteorite hunter to discover a Lunar meteorite, known as Calcalong Creek. It was discovered among other meteorites coming out of the Australian Millbillillie meteorite (eucrite achondrite) strewn field. It was bought as a Millbillillie by Haag, but he discovered it was a lunar meteorite. He was also one of the first private citizens to obtain Martian meteorites.
He was featured in a story in Omni Magazine in July 1993.
See also 
- ^ a b Speigel, Elliot Lee (May 29, 2008). "Meteorite Man Seeks Life in Cosmic Rocks". ABC News. Retrieved 2008-11-26.
- ^ Paynter, Ben (January 2007). "The Meteor Farmer". WIRED (51.01): 2 of 3. "The ranks included Robert "Meteorite Man" Haag, once jailed in Argentina for poaching protected rocks..."
- ^ Robert A Haag Biography - NovaSpace Galleries
- ^ Norton, O. Richard (1994). Rocks from Space (1st ed.). Mountain Press Publishing Company. p. 297. ISBN 0878423028.
- ^ Norton, O. Richard (1994). Rocks from Space (1st ed.). Mountain Press Publishing Company. p. 300. ISBN 0878423028.
- ^ Greco, JoAnn (June 2007). "Space for Collecting". Art & Antiques. Retrieved 2008-11-26.
- ^ Smith, Jeff. "Biography of Jeff Smith Lightning photographer". Retrieved 2008-11-26.
- ^ Oberg, James (July, 1993). "Rocks for sale". Omni 15 (9): 18.
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