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Updated September 29, 2012
Great News:  There is a brand new Meteorite book available, by the famous writing team of Richard and Dorothy Norton. As Dorothy writes in the Introduction: "Richard had always wanted to provide a basic introduction to his beloved meteorites that could be read by young adults and anyone interested in the subject of rocks that fall from space". And here it is lovingly finished by Dorothy Norton.
Please click on the link to the "Books-Prints" page (above) and read all about it. Thank you.

Updated July 11, 2012
Yes, I am back from Ensisehim, I just cleaned up my site, flagging the Sold pieces.
But the BIG NEWS is:  I just bought a collection of some 500 pieces from a collector who has been buying meteorites for some 20+ years, so they are mostly old, named, classic meteorites; a great many of them I had never seen on the market! And of course great provenance!  Now, it is going to take me weeks to go thru all of that, inventory them, label them, and figure out prices, but if you are interested, please do let me know. Thank you.

Updated June 9, 2012
I am going to the Ensisheim Show in France. If you are going too, See you there!
If you are not, I am sorry but I will be away from home and computer from June 12 to June 23, so I will not be able to answer you in a timely manner. Please do leave an email (  IMPACTIKA@aol.com ) if you have a question or need anything, and I will answer you as soon as I return.
To the thin-sections enthusiasts: Yes, I did receive a few thin-sections of Sutter's Mill, it is only the first batch, there will be more coming, they are being made right now, so, please don't worry, but do leave me an email to tell me that you are interested. Thank you very much.

Updated May 24, 2012
New computer, new software, Many Many problems, but finally............
The Meteorites-Iron and the Meteorites-Stones pages have been completely updated, some 60 new pieces, some famous classic ones like Peekskill, Barwell, Bjurbole, Somervell County....... and some very rare ones too! ever heard of Eichstadt or Glasatovo or Scott City??  Wide range of prices. Enjoy!

Updated January 14, 2012
Just in time for the Tucson Show!!  I just finalized a large trade with Arizona State University.  When I was there last October, I spotted a bunch of small containers with pieces of iron meteorites in them, so I asked and was told that every now and then a chunk is cut off a large mass for lab. work, then some is used in the lab, and some is left-overs, and Yes, those were all "left-overs"!  But what left-overs!!!  What names!!!  Ashfork, Gressk, Norfolf (Arkansas), Sanderson, Silver Bell......Total: over 20 ultra-rare irons. Yes, all of them are small, to exta-small pieces, but that makes them affordable!. Please take a look at the "ASU IRONS" page (see link above).
Please notice that they are presently getting profesionally cut/polished/etched and that they will not be available before the Tucson Show, but that is only 2 weeks away. Please do let me know if you would like me to reserve something for you.  Enjoy!   and See you all very soon in warm sunny Tucson (Hotel Tucson City Center (InnSuites) Room 322).

Updated December 3, 2011
Just on time for your Christmas shopping, I updated the Meteorites-Iron and the Meteorites-Stones pages; some rare pieces like Peekskill, Orvinio, Utrech, and a few more Tucson Ring pieces. Wide range of prices. And don't forget to look at the Jewelry page too for Christmas gift ideas.

Updated October 18, 2011
I will be out of town from October 20 to October 26. Please do leave an email, and I will contact you as soon as I return  Thank you.

Updated September 5, 2011
Finally!!  I completely revised my Iron-Meteorites and Stone-Meteorites pages; lots of new prices all in red so you can spot them easily, and lots of new pieces, some of them really quite rare, ever heard of El Perdido? or Vetluga?  or Zhovtnevyi?   (No, I can't pronounce that one either!).
And finally a few very pretty slices of Tucson Ring, very thin for maximum viewing area. If you have always wanted one don't wait, I will have a few more, but the key word here is really "few", this has been so difficult to acquire.
And if you are coming to the Denver Show, please let me know, an email will be best, and you can pick and choose your slice of Tucson Ring at leisure. See you very soon.

Updated July 10, 2011
A whole bunch of new thin-sections of HED (Howardite/Eucrite/Diogenite) in honor of Dawn, the spacecraft that will soon tells so much more about Vesta, the presumed source of these meteorites. Please click on "Thin-Sections" above.
And soon all those new pieces I brought back from Ensisheim, and Krasnojarsk and thin slices of Tucson Ring!. More about all that soon.

Updated June 28, 2011
I am back from the Ensisheim and still catching up with 100s of emails. If I have not answered you yet, please be patient. Or send me another email!!
Within the next few days I will update my website, lots of Thin-Sections sold, and some meteorites too. Then I will post the great new pieces I brought back from Ensisheim: a whole new bunch of Almahata Sitta pieces, some flakes of Armanty, some very rare Russian specimens (ever heard of Vetluga or Zhovtnevyi?) and even a small but very pretty fragment of Krasnojarsk. And more thin slices of Tucson Ring!. More about all that soon.

Updated May 31, 2011
Thank you Greg Hupe for finally announcing your remarkable new Achondrite-Ungrouped, NWA 6704, it is really truly a very unusual looking meteorite, and I am glad I got to see it when you got it, and now I am delighted to announce that I have the thin-sections to go with it. And they are just as unusual looking, with long trains of bubbles (can't wait to hear what is in those bubbles!). I just posted a few, but there will be more, just tell me which one you like. Thank you.

Updated May 28, 2011
Another small bunch of meteorites has just been posted, some Irons, some Stones. As usual an ecclectic bunch, from Johnstown to Jumapalo, and Atoka, Kelly, Park Forest.
And three distingued specimens with Huss numbers: Loop, Wellman A and Wellman C.
And that will probably be the last batch until I am back from the Ensisheim Show in France. I'll be gone from June 14 to June 24, but I'll do my best to keep an eye on my emails.

Updated May 4, 2011
Another bunch of meteorites has just been posted, some Irons, some Stones.
Some famous like Gibeon, Sikhote-Alin, Allende or Valera. Some small ones with a very big name like Aubres, the original Aubrite. And then some rare ones like Tinnie, Hat Creek or Lanzenkirchen.  Go take a look and Enjoy!! 

Updated April 16, 2011
And here is a first installment of all the pieces I want to add to the Meteorites-Irons and the Meteorites-Stones pages. You will find on the Iron page a nice assortment of Esquel slices, some Imilac and Estherville (those are getting scarce!). On the Stones page you will find a few more slices of Bencubbin (that one too is getting scarce) and a great choice of Holbrook directly from the lucky guy who found them. And some Pultusk, not particularly rare, and not often seen as slices. And there will be more as soon as I can. Enjoy!!
And while I was at it, I also did a quick update on the Jewelry page.
Also, I would like to point out a very important article, even if I am the one who wrote it, it is a rebuttal to the ugly article published by the New York Times a couple weeks ago, a great example of a reporter not doing his job!, here is the link, please take a moment to read it, and don't hesitate to tell your friends about it:
http://imca.cc/insights/2011/IMCA-Insights04.htm  

Updated March 12, 2011
Back from Tucson. Lots of catching up to do.
But I finally added some 30 new thin-sections to that page. Enjoy!
The Meteorites-Irons and the Meteorites-Stones pages will come next, as soon as possible, I have so much to add to those pages!!!

Updated January 1,2011
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I finally did some updating on the Meteorites-Irons and the Meteorites-Stones pages, and flagged all the sold pieces.
In a few days surgery on the second eye. And then it will be time for the Tucson Show!

Updated December 2010
Sorry, Not much done online this month.
Cataract surgery on one eye, and of course the Holidays!. 

Updated November 9,2010
DONE!!  I just added some 70 - 80 pieces to the Meteorite Catalog, Irons, Stony-Irons, Chondrites, Achondrites, a bit of everything. And I revised a whole lot of prices. Look for all the RED ink. Enjoy!
If I did not revise the price on a piece you have really been looking at, let me know, and we can talk about it. Thanks.

Updated October 18,2010
September was so busy that it just flew away, and I never even had time to update this page. Very Sorry. But now the Denver Show is done, I went to Tucson for a few days (see the October Insights newsletter on the IMCA,  www.IMCA.cc webpage about that), the yearly IMCA Elections are done, and I can get back to work! I just added some 40 Thin-Sections to the  THIN-SECTIONS page, and revised a few more prices. Look for all the RED ink. Enjoy!
Now I have some 80 - 100 new specimens, stones and irons, to add to my Inventory. And some Libyan Desert Glass too. Just ask if you cannot possibly wait.

Updated July 29,2010
The Denver Show is fast approching, only 6 weeks from now, since this year it will be from September 15 to 19. For more details, list of dealers, etc..go to:    http://mzexpos.com/   As usually the COMETS (COlorado METeorite Society)  is planning on a Get-Together and Auction for all meteorite enthusiasts. It will be on Friday September 17, and you will find all the details on this page, that you can also print as a reminder: "DENVER SHOW"   We are only planning on a short auction, probably no more than 50 pieces, so if you would like to enter some specimens in the auction please do it as soon as possible. Better yet, contact me directly with your list. If I get enough pieces submitted early enough I will put together a list and publish it right here for everybody to see.
See you all very soon right here in Denver. 

Updated July 17,2010
DONE!!  I just added some 50 Thin-Sections to the  THIN-SECTIONS page, and revised a whole lot of prices. Look for all the RED ink. Enjoy!
Now I'll have to add of whole bunch of very rare pieces I have just acquired to the 2 Meteorites pages. Always something new here.

Updated July 7,2010
I am back from Ensisheim. As usual it was great to see the whole European bunch, even if it was just for a few days. Now I am back to work, and my first mission will be to add a whole bunch of new thin-sections to the TS page. That should be done in the next few days. Thanks for your patience.

Updated June 11,2010
One week from right now I will be in Ensisheim!  I am leaving on Tuesday June 15, and will return on Friday June 25 (if a certain volcano keeps quiet).  While away, I will try to keep an eye on emails, but that might not happen everyday. Please be patient. And to all of you going to the Ensisheim show, See you there!

Updated: May 3, 2010
Welcome to my re-organized, updated and (I hope!) much improved website!
It really was high time I did something with that very looooooong Meteorite page. It has now been chopped in two pages, one for the IRONS and Stony-Irons, and one for all the STONES, chondrites or achondrites.  I certainly hope that it will make your shopping much easier.
Also, please take a look at the Links, above, they have changed too, Impact Glass, Tektites and Impact Breccias are now sharing a page labeled
IMPACTITES.
And while I was at it I added over 100 pieces; as usually they are highlighted in
RED. Some of the more noteworthy: a nice assortment of Tatahouine specimens, from 27.99g to a huge 97.06g  courtesy of Alain Carion, Marjalahti (thank you Darryl), a huge Esquel slices, 354.4g., a large (7480g) end cut of Zacatecas 1969, some rare micros (Apt, Tagish, Yatoor,....) and of course the great pieces I acquired from ASU (New Concord, Murray, Haskell,......). 
And Alain Carion's new book is now proudly presented on my
BOOKS-PRINTS page.
Lots of
THIN-SECTIONS still available, and that page will be updated next.
And, last but not least,  ALMAHATA SITTA! (also known as Asteroid 2008 TC3) specimens are still available, just click on the name to go to that separate page.

Updated March 20, 2010:
The Tucson show is over but on the way back to Denver, I made a stop in Tempe, at ASU, and was able to finalize a great trade with Mini Wadhwa and Laurence Garvie. Thank you to both!  And I brought home: New Concord, Haskell, Broken Bow, Park, and Murray! They will soon appear on my site.  


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