2007 METEORITE COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER FOR THE PEOPLE OF GREENSBURG, KANSAS
THE LIST OF PRIZES
Thank you to our generous donors!

CANYON DIABLO SPHEROIDS

These diminutive Canyon Diablos were hand collected by the great H.H. Nininger himself

Donated by Matt Morgan
Mile High Meteorites


ODESSA IRON

A lovely sculptural complete Odessa, Texas iron
236 grams

Donated by Matt Morgan
Mile High Meteorites


FUKANG PALLASITE

Polished part slice, 21 grams with nice large olivine crystals

 

Donated by Matt Morgan
Mile High Meteorites


THE ROBERT HAAG COLLECTION
OF METEORITES
Autographed Copy

An autographed copy of Bob Haag's beautiful collection catalog, specially inscribed for the raffle (see inset photo).

The inscription reads:

"GREENSBURG LIVES & ROCKS"

. . . and is signed and dated by the mighty Robert Haag

Donated by Diane Luchterhand
Spencer, WI


THE ART OF COLLECTING METEORITES
Autographed Copy

A signed and numbered copy of this terrific guide to the world of meteorites and meteorite collecting.

220 pages, trade paperback, full color throughout

 

Donated by the author
Kevin Kichinka
Costa Rica


THREE TRINITE SPECIMENS
Glass from the first atomic bomb crater

Very similar in appearance and consistency to meteoric impact glass, Trinitite is a glass formed by the fusion of soil, mainly desert sand, by the intense heat from the detonation of the first atomic bomb at Trinity Site, Tularosa Basin, Alamogordo, Socorro County, New Mexico, U.S.A at 5:29:45 AM (Mountain War Time) July 16, 1945

Three specimens: 0.93 grams, 1.08 grams, 1.18 grams, each with detailed information sheet

Donated by Don Cracraft


CANYON DIABLO

A superb complete iron with excellent character, and many sharp points. A particularly nice example of America's most famous meteorite.

1,023.4 grams

Anonymous Donor


CAMPO DEL CIELO

Highly sculptural Campo del Cielo individual with a very pleasing shape. From a certain angle, it looks like a comet. Very unusual and attractive iron meteorite specimen.

1,283 grams

Anonymous Donor


$100 IN MEMBRANE SUSPENSION BOXES

$100 worth of boxes from www.membranebox.com (single prize to one winner), including free shipping to the winner. These excellent storage and display boxes are very popular among the meteorite collecting community and are particularly useful for protecting valuable meteorite slices.

 

Donated by Ron Hartman and Jim Hartman
R.N. Hartman Inc. and MembraneBox.com


SPACE ROCKS AND BUFFALO GRASS
Steve Arnold's Personal Storm-Ravaged Copy

Here is an amazing meteorite collectible. A rare copy of Ellis Peck's Space Rocks and Buffalo Grass, which chronicles the history of the Brenham meteorite. This is Steve Arnold's personal copy, which was inside his Greensburg house, when the tornado struck and destroyed the building. It shows storm damage but, like Stockwell's thousand-pounder, this book survived the tornado. The book is also signed by Robert Peck, the son of author Ellis Peck (see insert). Truly a one-of-a-kind piece of meteorite history.

Donated by Steve Arnold
Brenham Meteorite Company


VREDEFORT
A Beautiful Impactite Slice

A beautiful polished slice of this very difficult-to-obtain impact breccia from the 200,000-year old Vredefort Dome impact structure. Situated in the Free State Province of South Africa, the Vredefort Dome is believed to have originally been over 250 km in diameter, which would make it the largest verified impact structure on Earth. This specimen was personally collected in the Vredefort structure by popular Denver COMETS member Fred Olsen.

57.3 grams

Donated by Fred Olsen


NWA 2749

Part slice of this H5 classified in 2005. Total known weight is 1.21 kg

Polished part slice, 15.7 grams

Donated by "Chicago" Steve Arnold
Chicago Meteorites


CANYON DIABLO AND GAO INDIVIDUALS

A striking highly sculptural Canyon Diablo individual and a small fusion crusted Gao-Guenie stone (see inset).

Canyon Diablo 60 grams; Gao 7 grams

Donated by "Chicago" Steve Arnold
Chicago Meteorites


KUNYA-URGENCH THIN SECTION

A professionally prepared thin section of witnessed fall Kunya-Urgench, Turkmenistan, June 20, 1998.

 

Donated by Don Edwards


VACA MUERTA THIN SECTION

A professionally prepared thin section of the Vaca Muerta mesosiderite, originally found in Chile's Atacama Desert.

 

Donated by Fred Olsen


GHUBARA THIN SECTION

A professionally prepared thin section of Ghubara (L5) from Oman.

 

Donated by Fred Olsen


BRENHAM PALLASITE
A Genuine Steve Arnold Find!

Stunning 1,900-gram Brenham pallasite slab, with green crystals. Polished on both sides. An amazing meteorite specimen.

1,900 grams

Donated by Philip C. Mani,
Steve Arnold, and Allen Binford
Brenham Meteorite Company
and the Binford Family Farm


NWA 869

A large half stone of the NWA 869 chondrite, with polished face, abundant colorful chondrules and fine brecciation. A lovely piece.

386.2 grams

Donated by Philip C. Mani
Brenham Meteorite Company


NWA 3137

A large thin full slice of NWA 3137, a basaltic eucrite (type 6) found in Morocco.

29.4 grams

Donated by Philip C. Mani
Brenham Meteorite Company


NWA 3138

Very attractive full slice of NWA 3138, a basaltic eucrite (type 5), with fusion crust all around the edge.

6.3 grams

Donated by Philip C. Mani
Brenham Meteorite Company


VACA MUERTA

Lovely half stone of the Vaca Muerta mesosiderite from Chile's Atacama Desert. With polished face and nice metallic inclusions.

77.2 grams

Donated by Philip C. Mani
Brenham Meteorite Company


IBITIRA

Two specimens of the rare witnessed fall eucrite from Minas Gerais, Brazil. Fell JUne 30, 1957

2.3 grams and 0.3 grams (with fusion crust)

Donated by Paul Harris and Jim Tobin
Meteorite Times and The Meteorite Exchange


SIKHOTE-ALIN

Oriented, highly regmaglypted Sikhote-Alin with natural hole!

48.6 grams

Anonymous Donor


CAMPO WALL CLOCK

A 21-cm fully functional wall clock, displaying an authentic Campo del Cielo etched part slice. Takes one AA battery. A celestial timepiece!

Donated by Mark Zalcik
Blue Gram Gifts/Skymerchant Meteorics


CHICAGO VALLEY, CALIFORNIA

Part slice of new L5 found by meteorite hunter Sonny Clary. Total known weight of this meteorite is only 26 grams! Sonny tells us that none of this meteorite will be made available for sale, so this is your only chance to add a piece of this new California meteorite to your collection.

0.9 grams

Donated by Sonny Clary
Nevada Meteorites


COYOTE SPRINGS, NEVADA

Part slice of new Nevada H5 found by meteorite hunter Sonny Clary. Total known weight is just 260 grams. Sonny tells us that none of this meteorite will be sold. Your only chance to acquire a piece of this rare Nevada meteorite.

2.3 grams

Donated by Sonny Clary
Nevada Meteorites


STARVATION FLAT, NEVADA

Full slice of another new find from the prolific Sonny Clary, and what a cool name it has too. TKW is just under a kilo. This is the only piece of Starvation Flat available to collectors.

31.4 grams

Donated by Sonny Clary
Nevada Meteorites


A COMET STRIKES THE EARTH

A rare copy of H.H. Nininger's famous book, 1969 edition, with a genuine Canyon Diablo fragment affixed to the front cover.

 

Donated by David Pensenstadler


METEORITE HUNTING AT FRANCONIA

Ten DVD copies of treasure hunter Wayne Holmes' documentary film about meteorite hunting in Franconia, AZ, including interviews with successful meteorite hunters.

One copy each will go to ten lucky prize winners.

Donated by Wayne Holmes


SAU OOI

The extensive SAU strewnfield was discovered in the deserts of Oman in the year 2000. This lovely part slice has fusion crust on its edge, and a galaxy of colorful chondrules.

50.7 grams

Donated by Mal Bishop


METEORITE HUNTER

A mint condition hardback copy of Professor Roy Gallant's gripping autobiography. This book is an Aerolite Meteorites favorite, and is now out-of-print and difficult to find.

Read a full review of this book here

 

Donated by Mal Bishop


METEORITE MAGAZINE NUMBER 1

In February of 1995 our favorite magazine came into existence. Here is an extremely rare copy of Issue 1, Volume 1. The cover story is the mighty Roy Gallant's expedition to Tunguska.

A very hard-to-get and desirable meteorite collectible. Published and edited by our good friend Dr. Joel Schiff of Pallasite Press. Buy extra tickets!

Donated by Dorothy Norton
Science Graphics


METEORITE CRATERS

A rare hardback copy, in very good condition, of Kathleen Mark's excellent book on meteorite craters, published by the University of Arizona Press in 1987.

Donated by Dorothy Norton
Science Graphics


GIBEON PENDANT

A silver pendant containing an etched part slice of Gibeon.

Donated by Dorothy Norton
Science Graphics


THREE SCALE CUBES

"Hey, does anyone know where I can get one of those scale cubes?" Every meteorite collector wants one and we are giving them away! Well . . . if you have the right raffle ticket.

One cube each will be awarded to three lucky winners

Donated by Moni Waiblinger


NWA 2482

A lovely, perfect end cut of Northwest Africa 2482, a polymict eucrite. Cut and prepared by Mike Bandli.

4.92 grams

Donated by Mike Bandli
Astro Artifacts


ONE OF H.H.'s BRICKS

A genuine brick from the wall of H.H. Nininger's famous (and long-closed) meteorite museum on old Route 66.

A super cool meteorite-related collectible.

564.8 grams.

Donated by Maria Haas


ENSISHEIM
LL6

Fragment of one of the meteorites most sought-after by collectors, the witnessed fall from November of 1492 in Alsace, France.

0.289 grams

Donated by Anne Black
Impactika


GIBEON
IVA

An unusually large, and rare Gibeon crystal.

80.92 grams

Donated by Anne Black
Impactika


SCALE CUBE

"Hey, does anyone know where I can get one of those scale cubes?" Every meteorite collector wants one, and now you know where you can get one. Buy an extra raffle ticket.

Donated by Anne Black
Impactika


TATAHOUINE

4.3-gram specimen of the famous diogenite from Tunisia

Donated by Anne Black
Impactika


LIBYAN DESERT GLASS

Lovely translucent specimen of Libyan Desert Glass, a meteorite-related impactite found near the Egyptian/Libyan border.

Donated by Anne Black
Impactika


SIKHOTE-ALIN
IIAB

A beautifully oriented Sikhote-Alin bullet.

Donated by Anne Black
Impactika


MOLDAVITE JEWELRY

A translucent moldavite specimen in sterling silver jewelry mount.

Donated by Anne Black
Impactika


GRETNA, KS
L5

1.55-gram fragment of the Kansas L5, found in 1912.

Donated by Don Edwards


SILICATED CAMPO SLICE

A beautiful complete slice of silicated Campo del Cielo, cut and prepared by Floyd "Griff" Griffith. Floyd has kindly offered to etch one or both sides for the winner. Your choice!

39 grams and 73 mm x 57 mm x 2.5 mm

Donated by Floyd "Griff" Griffith


A COMPLETE SET OF MARS BOXES

A complete set of all eight of the beautiful Mars boxes designed and manufactured in Europe by Chladni's Heirs. Each full-color display box contains a specimen of the Martian meteorite Dar al Gani 735. Accompanied by a beautifully-designed Chladni's Heirs certificate of authenticity.

Donated by Kevin Decker


GAO
H5

A nice 44.2-gram fusion-crusted Gao stone. Witnessed fall March 5, 1960. Burkina-Faso.

Donated by "Chicago" Steve Arnold
Chicago Meteorites


$100 CREDIT VOUCHER

One hundred dollars worth of any meteorite item(s) of your choice from Nakhla Dog Meteorites of Oregon.

Donated by Rob Wesel
Nakhla Dog Meteorites


TWODOT
H6 17-gram part slice

The Twodot meteorite was found by an elk hunter during 1999 on a hillside in Wheatland, Montana. One beautiful oriented stone of 21.4 kg., was noticed by the hunter, who thought the stone looked different and brought it home with him. A couple years later he responded to a meteorite wanted poster, which led to its identification by Marlin Cilz. This is the only stone meteorite ever found in Montana. H6 stone chondrite, S2, W3. Published in the Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 87

Donated by Mark Bostick
Kansas Meteorite Society


MCKINNEY
L4 Black chondrite 37.8-gram part slice

The McKinney meteorite was found in Collin County, Texas during 1870. Two stone, 100 kg. and 38 kg. , were found about eight miles west of McKinney, Texas. This meteorite is an L4 black chondrite, S4. Despite its large total known weight (TKW), very little of this meteorite is available on the collectors' market.

Donated by Mark Bostick
Kansas Meteorite Society


TWO METEORITE BOOKS

A very rare hardback copy of Space Geology by the late Dr. Elbert King, a meteorite expert who designed NASA's Lunar Receiving Lab and chronicled his work on the Apollo program in the much-loved autobiography Moon Trip.

A hardback copy of Harry McSween's important work Meteorites and Their Parent Planets

Donated by Mark Bostick
Kansas Meteorite Society


BRENHAM SIDERITE (Found near Greensburg, KS)

A complete etched and polished slice of a rare siderite from the Brenham pallasite strewnfield. This is a genuine Steve Arnold find, and comes from a mass weighing 20.1 Kg, found by Steve and Dr. Denton Ebel of the American Museum of Natural History in Brenham, Kansas on July 8, 2006.

396.5 grams and 189 mm x 132 mm x 3 mm
With exclusive documentation, including signed COA

Donated by Geoffrey Notkin
Aerolite Meteorites


A UNIQUE METEORITE PHOTO COLLECTIBLE

A custom 8 by 10 inch color print of Steve Arnold and Geoff Notkin, with "The Becky Stone" — the 92-pound pallasite recovered by Becky Worley, Steve Arnold, and Geoff Notkin during the filming of Cash & Treasures in 2006 in Brenham, Kansas. The photograph was taken by Sonny Clary about five miles from Greensburg, KS. This will be the only copy of this photograph ever printed. Signed by Steve and Geoff, it will be numbered "1 of 1," with commemorative Greensburg Fundraiser caption.

Donated by Geoffrey Notkin
Aerolite Meteorites


UNIQUE SIKHOTE-ALIN PENDANT

A complete oriented Sikhote-Alin individual, elegantly wrapped in sterling silver.

This one-of-a-kind meteorite pendant was made by Crystal Spirit exclusively for Aerolite Meteorites. Comes with sterling silver chain.

Donated by Geoffrey Notkin
Aerolite Meteorites


DHOFAR 1289

Fragment of Dhofar 1289, an L4 chondrite.

Weight: 70 grams

 

Donated by Jason Philips
Rocks From Heaven


NWA 1930

Full slice of Northwest Africa 1930, an LL3

Weight: 28.92 grams

 

Donated by Jason Philips
Rocks From Heaven


CANYON DIABLO

Complete individual iron with nice shape

Weight 15.2 grams

 

Donated by Jason Philips
Rocks From Heaven