2007 METEORITE COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER FOR THE PEOPLE OF GREENSBURG, KANSAS

On Friday, May 5, 2007 the Kansas farming community of Greensburg, Kansas was largely destroyed by a tornado. You can help with the relief effort. Please read on:

A total of $12,535 was raised by the international meteorite community for the people of Greensburg, Kansas, making us the third largest contributor to rebuilding the town, after the United States Government and the State Bank of Kansas.

The prize drawing was held at the Denver Gem & Mineral Show on Saturday, September 15, 2007, during the Colorado Meteorite Society (COMETS) annual dinner party.

PRIZE LIST HERE

LIST OF WINNERS HERE


Greensburg has long been of great interest for meteorite scientists and collectors, as it is the nearest sizeable town to the famous Brenham strewnfield where pallasite meteorites, rich in the gemstone peridot, have been found since the 1880s.

In the 1940s, meteorite hunter H.O. Stockwell, a Kansas native, found numerous large meteorites in the area and his largest — a 1,000-pound individual — was displayed in the Greensburg town museum for many years.

In 2005, meteorite hunter Steve Arnold revisiting the Brenham strewnfield with new equipment and there found a 1,430-lb pallasite — the largest of its type ever found in the United States.

During 2006, the Travel Channel and PBS filmed and aired documentaries about meteorite hunting in Kansas. Both shows were filmed in and around Greensburg.

Many prominent members of the meteorite community have stayed and worked in and around Greensburg. In order to give something back to the people of this once-charming Midwest town we invite you to join with us in contributing to the rescue efforts in Greensburg.

TO VIEW THE RAFFLE PRIZES, CLICK HERE

[above] Meteorite hunter Steve Arnold visiting the
Greensburg Museum in October, 2005
[above] Wreckage of the Greensburg Museum
taken by helicopter on Saturday, May 5, 2007

Greensburg, Kansas 2007 Fundraiser Committee

Sonny Clary  NevadaMeteorites.com (Las Vegas, NV)
Mark Bostick  Kansas Meteorite Society (Wichita, KS)
Maria Haas  IMCA, Michigan Archaeological Society (Saline, MI)
Anne Black  President, International Meteorite Collectors' Association (Denver, CO)
Steve Arnold  Brenham Meteorite Company (Kingston, AR)
Geoff Notkin  Aerolite Meteorites (Tucson, AZ)