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New Rules for Meteorite Hunters Unveiled

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Photo courtesy Yahoo.com; A fireball flits through the sky above Reno, Nevada on April 22, 2012. Photo courtesy Yahoo.com; A fireball flits through the sky above Reno, Nevada on April 22, 2012.

YAHOO.COM - It's official! A fishing license for the sky.

The Bureau of Land Management, under the U.S. Department of the Interior, has issued Instruction Memorandum No. 2012-182. It establishes policy governing the collection of meteorites found on public lands.

The policy, issued Sept. 10, provides guidance to the BLM's field office managers for administering the collection of meteorites on public lands in three "use categories," said Derrick Henry, a public affairs specialist for BLM in Washington, D.C. click here to read the rules

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