About me

 

 It all started when Dr Alain Carion, the well-known French expert, asked me to translate his book "Meteorites" from French to English!

I am a French-native, who lived 10 years in Africa, then in France, and then moved to the States many many years ago. I wanted to study Archaeology but reality set in and I worked for many years for a major American Corporation. Being in Colorado, I started picking up pretty rocks up in the mountains, then I discovered the Denver Mineral Show, and I met Dr Alain Carion who was willing to tell me what all those pretty rocks were. I started helping him during the Denver Show, and did that for about 15 years, and eventually he got me interested in meteorites too. That led to translating two of his books, various articles and the creation of my website: IMPACTIKA.com.

But that was almost 20 years ago, I am now retired, and thoroughly independent, so I travel when possible and I am doing a few Shows too, mostly the Tucson, Denver, and Ensisheim Shows. My website has been growing by leaps and bounds as I am doing a lot of consignment, and I also participated in the writing and publication of  the original version of "Meteorites from A to Z". I also participated in the creation of the International Meteorite Collectors Association (IMCA), I served 3 terms on the Board of Directors as Vice-President and President. And here are a few other things I have been involved with recently:

A series of articles about some of the most famous meteorites in the Monnig Collection at Texas Christian University,
Published by  www.by Meteorite-Times.com

http://www.meteorite-times.com/category/monning-collection

Visit to the University of Arizona Electron Microprobe Lab:
http://imca.cc/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=185

Rebuttal to an article in the NewYork Times:
http://imca.cc/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=192

Arizona State University's Center for Meteorite Studies is 50 years old!
http://imca.cc/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=199

Sikhote-Alin Meteorite stolen from the Museum of the University of New-Mexico
http://imca.cc/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=205

The Ensisheim Show, June 2012
http://imca.cc/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=208

The Ensisheim Show, June 2016
http://www.meteorite-times.com/articles/the-great-family-reunion-also-known-as-the-ensisheim-show/


Fell free to contact me at IMPACTIKA@aol.com.



My show room in Tucson 2012.



My show room in Tucson 2012



Ensisheim, 2007
I am now a member of the Confrerie de St Georges des Gardiens de la Meteorite d'Ensisheim.

IMPACTIKA@aol.com