2005 METEORITE COMMUNITY CHARITY RAFFLE

On Saturday, September 17, 2005, the international meteorite community participated in a charity raffle to raise funds for victims of Hurrican Katrina. A total of $12,437.49 was raised by participants in 15 countries. All funds were donated to the American Red Cross. Below is a list of items donated for the raffle. Thank you to everyone who participated.

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A GENUINE H. H. NININGER CANYON DIABLO "STAR"

H. H. Nininger hand made less than one hundred of these Canyon Diablo stars in the 1940s and 1950s. The star is made of aluminum, with hundreds of Canyon Diablo metallic meteorite spheroids bonded to the surface. Dimenions are three inches from point to point. These stars are extremely rare. Presented at auction this year in Tucson, one sold for $500! A very notable offering, and a wonderful, historic, meteorite collectible. Thank you Steve!

Donated by Steve Schoner, American Meteorite Survey

PARK FOREST "NOSE CONE"
Stone, L5 chondrite. Fell March 26, 2003, Park Forest, Illinois

Famed meteorite hunter Steve Arnold found 113 Park Forest stones during his 44 days in the strewn field. His adventure was chronicled in Meteorite magazine ("In the Forest of the Night" by Geoffrey Notkin & John Sinclair). This was not only the very last Park Forest that Steve found, it was the only perfect 100% crusted nose cone specimen. As Steve said, "Many bigger were found, but none better."

Donated by Steve Arnold, International Meteorite Brokerage

RUNNER-UP PRIZES 1

Micromounts to be given out as consolation prizes include: Marlow, Cumberland Falls, Monahans 1998, Willamette, Beaver, Pasamonte, NWA 595, Colony, Somervell County, Dhajala, Eagle Station, Axtell, Kapoeta, 14 vials of Allende from King Collection

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Donated by Steve Arnold, International Meteorite Brokerage

RUNNER-UP PRIZES 2

An extensive collection of meteorite books, to be handed out to runners-up at the Denver Show.

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Donated by Rob Reisener

RUNNER-UP PRIZES 3

12 meteorite specimens in membrane boxes: Alamogordo 0.539g, Beaver Creek 0.326g, Brandon 0.649g, DHO 007 0.427g, Dimmitt 0.51g, Ghubara 7.771g, Gladstone 0.803g, Harrisonville 1.423g, Mills 1.247g, NWA 753 0.254g, Salla 0.255g, Wolf Creek 6.1g

Donated by Don Edwards

NWA 1222

1.77 gram part slice of a rare enstatite chondrite, in membrane box and Riker mount display. Found 2000 Sahara Desert.
Stone, Enstatite (EL5)

Donated by Allan and Iris Lang, R. A. Langheinrich Meteorites

THUATHE
Stone, H4 chondrite
Fell July 21, 2002, Thuathe Plateau, Lesotho

An excellent 42 gram fully crusted individual found by Mphosi Tsoaeli in Zone B near Thabeng Ha Mohau. It is recorded as Number # 112 in David Ambrose's catalogue of the Thuathe fall.

Donated by Dr. Ronnie MacKenzie and Fred Olsen

THUATHE
Stone, H4 chondrite
Fell July 21, 2002, Thuathe Plateau, Lesotho

Complete slice, polished on both sides, approx. 8 grams.

Donated by Geoff Cintron, Island Meteorite

[Please note, pictured is a representative specimen only]

CAMPO DEL CIELO
Iron, IAB. First found Chaco Argentina, 1576

A very attractive, sculptural Campo del Cielo iron, with numerous scoops and good character. Weight: 2,910 grams

Donated by Vince Pellerin and Jose Guggiari, Rockgems

DENVER COMETS 2005 COMMEMORATIVE BEER MUGS

A pair of matching beer mugs, designed and commissioned by the Denver COMETS to commemorate the 2005 Denver Gem & Mineral show. Produced in a limited quantity, these collectible beer mugs are sold out and no longer available.

Beer not included, although if you're good, you can probably get a top-up in Blaine Reed's room.

Donated by the Denver COMETS

"METEORITES FROM A TO Z" (Signed by everyone)

A special copy of "Meteorites from A to Z," written and published by Mike Jensen, Bill Jensen, and Anne Black. This copy will remain in meteorite dealer Blaine Reed's room throughout the Denver Show 2005. All members of the meteorite community in attendance will be asked to sign the book.

Donated by Anne Black, Impactika

AN EXCELLENT METEORITE LIBRARY

A magnificent meteorite book collection, including that rarest of titles, Nininger's "Our Stone Pelted Planet " (1933), as well as editions by Wasson, King, Merril, Povenmire, and others.

Donated by Mike and Bill Jensen & Jensen Meteorites

NEW ORLEANS METEORITE
H5, Fell September 23, 2003

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5.8 gram fragment of this American witnessed fall, which was extremely difficult to obtain even before the disaster. The main mass was in New Orleans and has, unfortunately, probably perished in the flood, accompanied by a signed copy of Martin Horejsi's "Meteorite" magazine article about the New Orleans fall. No fusion crust, dimensions: 22 x 15 x 10 mm.

Meteorite donated by Blaine Reed, Blaine Reed Meteorites
Magazine donated by Martin Horejsi

GLENN HUSS' METEORITICAL SOCIETY PORTFOLIO

15 inch by 10.25 inch portfolio made by Angler's Co. Ltd. of Flushing, NY, for the 51st annual meeting of the Meteoritical Society, July 18-22, 1988, held at Fayetteville, Arkansas. With gold logo containing the above information on the brown portfolio. Purchased from the Huss estate sale.

Donated by Fred Hall, Meteorhall

A COMET STRIKES THE EARTH
By H. H. Nininger, 68 pages, 4 1/4 by 6 inches, soft cover Numerous black and white photos

Signed by Margaret Nininger-Huss, Harvey Nininger's classic pocket-sized introduction to meteorites, printed by the American Meteorite Laboratory. Comes with die-cut cover and an actual Canyon Diablo meteorite oxide fragment adhered to the booklet.

Donated by Fred Hall, Meteorhall

ORGUEIL
CII, Fell May 14, 1864, France

0.078 gram fragment of a rare and extremely valuable historic meteorite.

Donated by Martin Horejsi

SHALKA
Diogenite, Fell November 30, 1850, West Bengal, India

A 2.6 gram collection of fragments from a historic witnessed fall.

Donated by Martin Horejsi

METEORITE BOOK COLLECTION

A collection of five popular meteorite books.

Donated by Martin Horejsi

IMPACTITE COLLECTION

A nice collection of five impactites, including drill cores: Kara, Ternovka, El Gygytgyn, Bosumtwi, and Irghizite

Donated by Olaf Gabel

SILVER DRY LAKE 001

4.82-gram end cut w/crust (a special piece Rob has been saving for the right occasion). This is from Rob's first meteorite find (218.8 gram L4-S2-W2). He will not be cutting any more of 001, so this is a rare opportunity to add a low-TKW California meteorite to your collection.

Donated and found by Rob Matson

ROACH DRY LAKE 014

8.48-gram fragment of this Nevada meteorite (likely paired
to Primm H5) found 10/15/2001.

Donated and found by Rob Matson

A GENUINE METEORITE HUNTING ADVENTURE
Yes, you read that correctly

Master meteorite hunters Sonny Clary and Rob Reisener will guide one lucky Grand Prize winner on a real meteorite hunting expedition to sites in Arizona and/or Nevada. Rob has discovered about 40 meteorites in the American Southwest; Harvey Award winner Sonny has found scores of stones, including a 16lb meteorite in the Franconia strewn field, and discovered his own new strewn field in Nevada. Writer and photographer Geoff Notkin will tag along and tell jokes. Details will be arranged with Sonny and Rob. A once-in-a-lifetime chance to pound the desert with two serious meteorite hombres. [Winner is responsible for her/his personal travel expenses to Las Vegas or Phoenix] More info >>>

Donated by Sonny Clary and Rob Reisener

"METEORITES: A PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDY OF SURFACE FEATURES" Both volumes
By H. H. Nininger
5 7/8 x 8 3/4 inches, two volumes, tons of b/w photographs

Published in 1977 by the Center for Meteorite Studies at Arizona State University in Tempe, this two-volume set — beautifully illustrated throughout with black and white photographs — is one of the most desirable and difficult-to-obtain meteorite publications in existence. These copies are slightly used, but still worth hundreds of dollars if you can even find them offered for sale!

Donated by Martin Altmann, Meteorite-Martin.de

NWA 1941
Stone chondrite, L6, S3 W1
Found Algeria/Morocco 2003

A simply gorgeous complete slice of NWA 1941, weighing 80.8 grams. With a glossy rich black matrix full of metal flakes, this meteorite looks like its own starfield. Expertly prepared by Marlin Cilz at the Montana Meteorite Lab.

Donated by Michael Farmer, Michael Farmer Meteorites

NWA 2086
Stone chondrite, CV 3, S1 W1
Found Algeria/Morocco 2003

20.35 gram complete slice of this lovely CV3, packed with multi-colored chondrules. Fabulous.

Donated by Michael Farmer, Michael Farmer Meteorites

NWA 2924
Mesosiderite
Found Morocco 2005

19.92 half stone with polished face and large metallic inclusion, etched to show highly unusual pattern.

Donated by Michael Farmer, Michael Farmer Meteorites

NWA 2090
Carbonaceous chondrite, CO3
Found Morocco/Algeria 2003

Total known weight of this CO3 is only 875 grams. This 7.27 part slice is packed with tiny, colorful chondrules.

Donated by Michael Farmer, Michael Farmer Meteorites

SEYMCHAN
Pallasite (UNGR)
Found Magadan District, Russia, 1967

45 gram end cut with etched and polished face. Great etch pattern.

Donated by Michael Farmer, Michael Farmer Meteorites

TOLUCA
Iron, IAB
Found Xiquipilco, Mexico, 1776

47.7 complete slice with excellent etch pattern.

Donated by Michael Farmer, Michael Farmer Meteorites

NWA 869 SPHERE
Stone, chondrite, L 4-5
Found Moroccoa/Algeria 2001

A lovely 35-gram polished sphere made out of the NWA 869 chondrite. Very dark matrix with metal flakes and high polish.

Donated by Michael Farmer, Michael Farmer Meteorites

ZAKLODZIE
E UNGR
Found Zamosc, Poland, 1998

4 gram part slice of this rare enstatite. Nicely polished on both sides, and measuring 24 x 20 x 3 mm.

Donated by Andrzej Pilski, Meteoryt Magazine, Poland

GOLD BASIN
Stone, L4
Found Mohave County, Arizona, 1995

39.9 part stone from the famous Arizona strewn field. This specimen was found by John Blennert, and comes with its original University of Arizona specimen bag, signed by meteoriticist Dolores Hill, as well as photocopies of the U of A press release and the paper by Dr. David Kring et al., which appeared in "Meteoritics & Planetary Science" and includes a basic strewn field map and photos. Fascinating historic item.

Donated and found by John Blennert

GOLD BASIN
Stone, L4
Found Mohave County, Arizona, 1995

29.9 part stone from the famous Arizona strewn field. This specimen was found by John Blennert, and comes with its original University of Arizona specimen bag, signed by meteoriticist Dolores Hill, as well as photocopies of the U of A press release and the paper by Dr. David Kring et al., which appeared in "Meteoritics & Planetary Science" and includes a basic strewn field map and photos. Fascinating historic item.

Donated and found by John Blennert

GOLD BASIN
Stone, L4
Found Mohave County, Arizona, 1995

19.1 part stone from the famous Arizona strewn field. This specimen was found by John Blennert, and comes with its original University of Arizona specimen bag, signed by meteoriticist Dolores Hill, as well as photocopies of the U of A press release and the paper by Dr. David Kring et al., which appeared in "Meteoritics & Planetary Science" and includes a basic strewn field map and photos. Fascinating historic item.

Donated and found by John Blennert

TATAHOUINE
Diogenite
Fell Tatahouine, Tunisia, June 27, 1931

3.4 gram specimen of this rare witnessed fall diogenite.

Donated by Anne Black, Impactika

NWA 2137
LL3.7

LL3.7 with a CI inclusion (per O. Richard Norton) on one side and some excellent large chondrules visible on the other. Weight of 14.45 grams with a maximum dimension of about 47 mm.

Donated by Stan Turecki

NWA 2852

A primitive achondrite — this material is paired with nwa 3133. It is achondritic material originating from the CV parent body. Weight is 12.93 grams with a maximum dimension of about 46 mm.

Donated by Stan Turecki

NWA 2651

A bimodal ureilite. This material is paired to the original "pallasite like ureilite" stone. This is a full slice and probably one of if not THE best examples in existence. There are at least a dozen phenocrysts visible on the surface that are translucent, but not transparent because of the thickness. Maximum dimension is about 43 mm. 7.6 grams.

Donated by Stan Turecki

"METEORITE" MAGAZINE

A free two-year subscription to our favorite magazine, published quarterly in Auckland, New Zealand by Pallasite Press, and edited by Dr. Joel Schiff.

Donated by Joel Schiff, Meteorite Magazine

POPIGAI BRECCIA

Complete 9.0 gram polished slice of impact breccia (showing melt material) from the 100 km-diameter Popigai Crater at the northern edge of the Tamyr Peninsula in Siberia. Popigai material is nearly impossible to acquire, and this specimen was field collected by Geoff during the 1999 Siberian expedition, featured in "Meteorite" magazine, and the book "Meteorite Hunter" by Roy Gallant.

Donated and found by Geoff Notkin

NWA HEAT SHIELD

Totally oriented NWA "heat shield," unidentified chondrite.
Weight 40.3 grams.

Donated by Geoff Notkin

NEW ORLEANS METEORITE DISPLAY
H5
Fell September 23, 2003

Ten small fragments of this nearly impossible-to-obtain American witnessed fall, which punched a hole in the roof of a New Orleans house owned by Roy Fausett. The main mass remained in a shop in downtown New Orleans and likely perished in the flood. These fragments are beautifully presented in a special Riker mount display, designed by Rob Wesel. Particularly poignant at this moment in time.

Donated by Rob Wesel, Nakhla Dog Meteorites

NWA 482 LUNAR NECKLACE
Impact melt (polymict, crystalline) lunar breccia
Found 2000? Northwest Africa

A gorgeous sterling silver necklace with 50mg of real NWA 482 moon dust! The dust is pink because the flame used to hermetically seal the Pyrex container oxidized it. Comes with color specimen card from the Hupe Collection.

Donated by Adam Hupe, The Hupe Collection

NWA 2696
Howardite

S4-6, 28.8 grams
Fine part slice of a very attractive howardite

Donated by Greg Hupe, The Hupe Collection

DEVIL PEAK, NEVADA
Stone L6
Clark County, Nevada, USA

Found in May, 1999 by meteorite hunter John Gwilliam, this Nevada find has a total known weight of only 34.7 grams. This 9.4 gram cut and polished specimen is the main mass! A must-have for Nevada meteorite collectors.

Donated and found by John Gwilliam

FOUR PARK FOREST "GARZA HOUSE" IMPACT ARTIFACT KITS
Impact Artifacts from the Park Forest fall
March 26, 2003

Serialized and limited to an edition of 200 this unique meteorite collectible commemorates the bedroom destroyed in Noe Garza's home during the Park Forest fall.

Includes: Piece of glass from window that was broken by meteorite; piece of ceiling joist from attic broken by meteorite; piece of venetian blind that was split down the center by meteorite; piece of ceiling sheet-rock punched out by meteorite; micro specimen of actual Garza Stone from 24.6g fragment found in house; 5" X 6" Riker display box; Certificate of Authenticity; copy of Affidavit signed by Noe Garza; built-in images of Robert Garza's bedroom

Donated by Greg Hupe, The Hupe Collection

NININGER'S TOILET
Shrapnel fragment

5.6 gram fragment of the ultimate meteorite collectible: an actual piece of the mighty H.H. Nininger's toilet, salvaged in the face of incredible danger from the crumbling ruins of the original Meteorite Museum on old Route 66. A true piece of meteorite history! No fusion crust.

Donated by Matt Morgan, Mile High Meteorites

NWA 2999
Angrite

220 mg Part slice

Donated by Greg Hupe, The Hupe Collection

OUM DREYGA (AKA "AMGALA")
H 3-5
S4, W0

Excellent complete 20.5g gram individual with very fine shape and 98% fusion crust

Donated by Greg Hupe, The Hupe Collection

NWA 2945 (may be paired with NWA 2923)
Mesosiderite
Found 2005 Algeria

8.5 gram slice from a newly-discovered small strewn field in Algeria. Description and classification (T. Bunch and J. Wittke, NAU): a fine-grained matrix that consists of brecciated and partially recrystallized subophitic to granular basalts and encloses larger subrounded to subangular olivine and pigeonite

Donated by Herman Archer

NWA 1930
LL 3

Excellent 23.6 gram full slice of this attractive LL 3

Donated by Jason Philips, Rocks from Heaven

A COMET STRIKES THE EARTH
By H. H. Nininger
68 pages, 4 1/4 by 6 inches, soft cover
Numerous black and white photos

Harvey Nininger's classic pocket-sized introduction to meteorites, printed by the American Meteorite Laboratory. Comes with die-cut cover and an actual Canyon Diablo meteorite oxide fragment adhered to the booklet.

A must-have for meteorite collectors and Nininger fans.

Donated by Dave Pensenstadler
[Please note, pictured is a representative copy, not the actual copy]

NWA 1836 "Twisted Sister"
Eucrite, cumulate
Found 2002 Northwest Africa

3.4 gram slice of this very unusual meteorite, affectionately known as the "Twister Sister," containing contorted eucrite clasts and partially melted masses.

Donated by Adam Hupe, The Hupe Collection

NWA 2122
L5, S5, W1, Black Chondrite found in Northwest Africa 2003
Complete slice, 22 grams

This find consisted of a single stone weighing 1,020 grams. Black matrix with light colored chondrules, attractive highly polished face with Hupe Collection specimen card.

Donated by Susan Patton

NWA 3128
LL 3.8

9.4 gram part slice of this fine LL 3.8 with a pristine xenolith.

Donated by Adam Hupe, The Hupe Collection

FIND A FALLING STAR
By H. H. Nininger
258 pages, 6 1/4 by 9 1/4 inches, soft cover
Numerous black and white photographs

The meteorite hunter's bible! Harvey's thrilling autobiography, published in 1972, is beloved by meteorite fanatics the world over. Long out-of-print and difficult to find, this copy is in mint, never-read condition, with glossy cover and bright white pages. A must-have for the serious meteorite collector.

Donated by Geoff Notkin

NWA 3149
Howardite

Lovely 15.2 gram cut and polished part slice

Donated by Greg Hupe, The Hupe Collection

METEORITE DISPLAY CASE

Acrylic base, five specimen mounts 1/4" thick x 3.5" x 10.1" with five 3/8" diameter posts including magnets and five clear 1" label holders. Posts are spaced 2" apart. Includes four rubber feet and cover. Clear acrylic.

Donated by Mike Gallant, MIGACorp