10th Anual Tucson Meteorite Auction

Tucson Auction 2009


- RESULTS -
2009 - back at theLocation we were for about 4 years running:
1150 N. Beverly (Full directions are provided below)

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Auction: Sat. Feb. 7
Submissions & registration for bidders : 5 to 6 PM
Jerry Armstron Lecture: 6 PM
Twink Monrad's Famous Gold Basin Cake: 7 PM
Bidding Begins: 7:30 PM

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ABSENTEE BIDS will give you an excellent opportunity to
buy as though you were at the auction, even from Europe. You offer
your highest bid and are automatically "bid up" only with the live
bidding, so, you could getit well below your maximum.
Email absentee bids to Michael Blood at:
mlblood@cox.net

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(Registration and Submissions will be accepted up to 7:30 but
making time fore viewing is strongly advised)
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Updated 1-11-09

DOORPRIZES By "Rusty"Bill Mason: Meteorite Corrosion Protection Kits:

 

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Lot 1 ETw1
Moss
1.9g Partslice
Sold For $100-


Lot 2 ETw2
Udei Station  
24.3g Partslice
Sold For $120-

Lot 3 ETw3
Gujba  
17.7g Partslice
Sold For $375-

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Lot 4 MG 1
Trinitite
100g Dealer's Lot
Sold For $300-

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Lot 5 WC1     
1.67ct Carbonado Diamond
Black Diamonds are popular in three forms that include:
- 1. Natural color diamond/ Carbonado
- 2. Irradiation treated diamond
- 3. Heat-treated under high temperature
Carbonado Black Diamonds are the only naturally occuring black diamond and, therefore,
the most valued. They sell for $150/ct and up when found among meteorite dealers. In the
diamond market even the artificially produced black diamonds sell for over $250/ct and up.
Read of Carbonado Diamond studies proving interstellar origins HERE
Sold For $35-


Lot 6 WC 2      
1.69ct Carbonado Diamond
Sold For $35-


Lot 7 WC 3      
2.20ct Carbonado Diamond
Sold For $35-


Lot 8 WC 4      
2.80ct Carbonado Diamond
Sold For $55-


Lot 9 WC 5      
3.59ct Carbonado Diamond
Sold For $65-


Lot 10 WC 6      
4.71ct Carbonado Diamond
Sold For $70-

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Lot 11 WC 7      
6.15ct Carbonado Diamond
Sold For $100-


Lot 12 WC 8      
7.15ct Carbonado Diamond
Sold For $140-


Lot 13 WC 9      
8.10ct Carbonado Diamond
Sold For $150-


Lot 14 EJ1
BREHNAM (Pallasite)
2590g Full slice   40.5cm x 29 cm x 8mm
Sold For $1,600-

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Lot 15 EJ2
RICHFIELD (LL3.7)
676g full slice   34cm x 18cm x 5mm
Sold For $1,400-


Lot 16 EJ3

GAO-GUENIE  (H5)
13.9g ORIENTED individual with 100% dark FC, nice lipping
Sold For $45-


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Lot 17 EJ4
VIGARANO (
CV3.3R)
0.347g 10mm x 10mm x 1mm
Sold For $55-



Lot 18 EJ5
JUANCHENG  (H5)
2.62g 1.3cm x 1.2cm x 0.9cm ORIENTED individual with 90% FC and well formed lipping
Sold For $30-

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Lot 19 EJ6
HOLBROOK  (L6)
1.62g Nice individual with 95+% dark FC
Sold For $25-

Lot 20 AB 1
Bendego, Brazil Coarse Octah.
fragment  26.900g ( 51 x 26 x 9 )
Sold For $45-       $195.00 Suggested Bid

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Lot 21 AB 2
Broken Hill Australia Stony L6
slice 32.300g
( 68x55 )
Sold For $120-        $300.00 Suggested Bid

 

Lot 22 AB 3
Buschhof  Latvia   L6
Fragments  0.713g
Sold For $40-         $95.00 Suggested Bid

 
Lot 23 AB 4
Chiang Khan  Thailand   H6
End Piece  0.720g      16x7x4
Sold For $70-       $175.00 Suggested Bid

 
Lot 24 AB 5
Cook 001 
Australia   H5
Fragment  2.828g       20x12x10
Sold For $20-         $145.00 Suggested Bid


Lot 25
AB 6
DAG 0999    Libya   Ureilite-P
End Piece  3.025g     25 x 13 x 6
Sold For $50-       $175.00 Suggested Bid

 
Lot 26 AB 7
Dawn (a)   Texas  H6
Full Slice  11.600g   49x29
Sold For $40-         $90.00 Suggested Bid

 
Lot 27 AB 8  
Dimmitt  Texas  H3.7
Part-slice  26.142g  58x30x11
Sold For $55- $125.00 Suggested Bid


Lot 28 AB 9
Drake Creek  Tennessee L6
Partslice  1.620g
Sold For $40- $115.00 Suggested Bid

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Lot 29 AB 10
Etter   Texas  L5
Partslice  27.600g    34 x 33 x 7
Sold For $70-         $115.00 Suggested Bid

 
Lot 30 AB 11
Gao-Guenie  Burkina-Faso  H5
Whole Stone, oriented   2.400g   17 x 15 x 7
Sold For $20-              $45 Suggested Bid


Lot 31
AB 12
Ghubara   Oman   L5
TS
Sold For $55-$65 Suggested Bid


Lot 32 AB 13
Gibeon  Namibia  Fine Octah.
Whole Individual   46.240g 
Sold For $65-               $95 Suggested Bid


Lot 33 AB 14
Gobabeb  Namibia  H4
Part slice  16.100g
Sold For $40-          $150.00 Suggested Bid

 
Lot 34 AB 15
Goose Lake  California
Shale Fragment  3.200g    26 x 21
Sold For $45- $225.00 Suggested Bid

 
Lot 35 AB 16
Gretna   Kansas  L5
Part-slice  21.020g
Sold For $45-   $110.00 Suggested Bid


Lot 36 AB 17 
Hamilton   Australia  L6
Slice  21.530g   52x44
Sold For $80-$200.00 Suggested Bid

 
Lot 37 AB 18
Haxtun  Colorado  H/L 4
Part-slice  24.930g   83x35
Sold For $100-     $250.00 SUG. BID


Lot 38 AB 19
Homestead  Iowa L5
Fragment  15.810g
Sold For $60-$275.00 Suggested Bid


Lot 39 AB 20
Hope Creek  Alaska  LL6
Slice   13.100g     49x25x3
Sold For $90-$195.00 Suggested Bid

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Lot 40 AB 21
Jilin  China  H5
TS
Sold For $40-    $65.00 Suggested Bid


Lot 41
AB 22
Juancheng   China   H5
TS
Sold For $45-        $65.00 Suggested Bid


Lot 42 AB 23
Kapoeta  Sudan  Howardite
Slice 0.345g  11 x 11 x 2mm
Sold For $60-  $150.00 Suggested Bid


Lot 43 AB 24
Karon   Texas   H5
P
art-slice  69.020g  60 x 66mm
Sold For $200-     $475.00 Suggested Bid


Lot 44 AB 25
La Criolla  Argentina L6
End-Piece  6.124g  38 x 15 x 7mm
Sold For $60-$125.00 Suggested Bid


Lot 45 AB 26
Laguna Manantiales  Argentina  iron
Part slice  24.050g     39 x 28 x 3mm
Sold For $110-     $195.00 Suggested Bid

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Lot 46 AB 27
Lance  France  CO3.4
2 part slices  0.396g  12 x 5 x 3mm
Sold For $40-  $75.00 SUGGESTED BID


Lot 47 AB 28  Libyan Desert Glass  Egypt
Fragment  74.200g
Sold For $75- 
$225.00 SUGGESTED BID


Lot 48 AB 29
Majuba  Nevada  H4
Part slice  23.670g   72 x 40 x 4mm
Sold For $70-$95.00 Suggested Bid


Lot 49 AB 30
Marlow  Oklahoma  L5
Part-slice  90.450g  63 x 52 x 9mm
Sold For $100-$270.00 Suggested Bid


Lot 50 AB 31
NWA 1827  Sahara  Mesosiderite-C
Slice  16.000g
Sold For $60-    $160.00 Suggested Bid


Lot 51
AB 32
NWA 3230  Sahara  Ureilite
TS
Sold For $80-  $175.00 Suggested Bid


Lot 52 AB 33
NWA 4436  Sahara  L4
TS
Sold For $60-    $95.00 SUGGESTED BID


Lot 53 AB 34
Palo Verde Mine  Arizona  L6
Part slice  15.700g  53 x 41 x 2mm
Sold For $70- $155.00 Suggested Bid


Lot 54 AB 35
Renfrow  Oklahoma L6
Partslice 17.180g   34 x 31mm
Sold For $40-     $110.00 SUGGESTED BID


Lot 55 AB 36
Silverton  Texas  H4
Part-slice  35.200g  64 x 48mm
Sold For $100-$350.00 Suggested Bid


Lot 56 AB 37
Somervell County  Texas  Pallasite TCU only
End piece (in plastic)  13.480g  32 x 25 x 8mm
Sold For $170-    $200.00 Suggested Bid


Lot 57AB 38
Tulia A  Texas  H5
TS
Sold For $50-$65.00 Suggested Bid


Lot 58 AB 39
Willard A  New Mexico L6
End Piece  0.500g   6 x 6 x 6
Sold For $50-$95.00 Suggested Bid

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Lot 59 AB 40
Yilmia Australia EL5-6
Fragment 1.642g
18 x 12 x 4
Sold For $40-$125.00 Suggested Bid


Lot 60 SB1             
TAFASSASSET primitive achondrite
79.10g Endcut   olivine crytals visible with the unaided eye.
Sold For $890-Minimum Bid $790-


Lot 61 BV1
LA 002
1g End Piece
Sold For $875-

Photo & Greater Details to come

Lot 62 EO 1  
NWA 4502   (CV3)
74.4 g Endcut (80 x 43 x 10mm)
Sold For $120-

Photo & Greater Details to come

Lot 63 EO 2
Camel Donga (EUC)
15.83 g Whole Stone - 100% FC
Sold For $300-


Lot 64 CS 1
S-A
18 g Heart shaped (Perfect for St. Valentine's Day)
Sold For $60-

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Lot 65 CS 2
Canyon Diablos: 3 with holes
20 grams, total: Excellent for Key Chains
Sold For $80-


Lot 66  AzK 1
A Commet Strikes The Earth
1942 ORIGINAL issue, with errors, including upside down photos, etc.
Sold For $200-


Lot 67 AzK 2
A Comet Strikes The Earth
1946 printing, with 1947 signature of Nininger on the inside face sheet
Sold For $400-

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Lot 68 GC 1
181g Basskinou End Piece
NOT SUBMITTED


Lot 69 PS 1
98g Slice of Miles
Sold For $350-

Lot 70 EH 1
DaG998 (COIII)
2.78g slice   2 x1 inch  
Sold For $40-


Lot 71 EH 2
NWA1665 (CK)
0.92g Slice
Sold For 35-
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Lot 72 EH 2
NWA1665 (CK)
2.34g Slice
Sold For $70-

Lot 73 EH 3
Saratov L4
10.4g slice
Sold For $50-

Lot 74 EH 4
Toluca (Octaedrite)
2,701g complete Individual with regmaglypts
Sold For $350-


Lot 75 EH 5
Dho 007, anomalous eucrite from larger parent body than Vesta
16.2g slice 50 X 60mm with 2 distinct lithologies plus 1 surprising melt
flow feature one directional between these lithologies.
Sold For $250- Sugg. Value 600-

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Lot 76 EH 6
DaG 647
56mg Partslice, 13 X 6mm   - really unique type  of eucrite (from a bigger parent body
than Vesta) with 2-stage thermal history. Surprising glassy appearance (due to Maskelynite
inclusions). Absolutely fresh like a brand new fall.  
More info: http://www.mars.li/DaG647.htm
Sold For $10-


Lot 77 EH 7
Friktionite-Koefelsite, Tyrolia, Austria
Sold For $20-

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Lot 78 EH 8
Kilabo (LL6) Fell July 21,2002 Nigeria
26.44g Whole Stone - very fresh 95% FC
Sold For $110-

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Lot 79 FO 1
Ensisheim Woodblock
Colored withwatercolors made from meteorites
Sold For $120-


Lot 80
IMCA 1
Long Island,  (L6)
Kansas
33.7g End Cut
Comes with Monnig Collection label
Not submitted


Lot 81 IMCA 2
Tulia D (H6)
Texas
53.7g Full Slice
Comes with Monnig Collection label
Not Submitted


Lot 82 IMCA 3
Round Top B  (H4)
Texas
68.6g Part Slice
Comes with Monnig Collection label
No Minimum


Lot 83 DP 1
Imilac
88.3g Full Slice
119 X 91 X 2mm
Sold For $1,600-Minimum Bid: $1,000-


84 DP 2 NWA2737 (Chassignite)
1.029g
21 X 14 X 2mm
NO SALE Minimum Bid: $1500


85 DP 3
Efremovka
2.311g
26 X 18 x 2mm
No Minimum
 


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ABSENTEE BIDS will give you an excellent opportunity to
buy as though you were at the auction, even from Europe. You offer
your highest bid and are automatically "bid up" only with the live
bidding, so, you could getit well below your maximum.
Email absentee bids to Michael Blood at:
mlblood@cox.net

CALL FOR ENTRIES: People submitting specimens (via good JPG
And basic description (Name, type, weight, dimensions, etc)
before Nov. 15 at a consignment fee of 10% of the price of the sale.
After that date, please see rates below.
(The rates below are for  people who will be bringing their specimen(s)
to the auction between 5PM and 6PM). If you are planning on mailing
me your piece and I have to Juggle that in addition to all I will be doing
add an additional 5% if they have no minimum bid. If you are mailing it
with a minimum bid, add an additional 10% + actual postage costs of
return if it does not bring an obening bid). All minimum bids will be charged
1.5% of the minimum if no bid is placed.

--PHOTOS IN WITH DESCRIPTION--
Nov. 15 through Dec.  1 at 12.5%
Dec. 1 to Dec. 15 at 15%
Dec. 15 to Jan 1 at 17.5%
Jan 1 to 15 at 20%
Jan 15 to Jan.28 at 22.5%

The above rates are for items delivered to the auction between 5PM & 6PM

--- Fee for items introduced the day of the auction--
Brought to the auction BEFORE 7 PM = 25%
Brought to the auction after 7 PM = 30%
After the auction starts at 7:30 PM = 35% (if I can get it in at all)

ALL SUBMISSIONS ARE SUBJECT TO ACCEPTANCE which will be
Based on no reserve vs. size of any reserve, desirability, estimated value, market demands, etc. This is solely the determination of the auctioneer
(me). Preferences will be given to past major entrants. Goal is for 100
Quality specimens to be listed in the catalog on line and any entries beyond
That will be accepted only by even higher standards and be limited almost
Entirely to no minimum offerings.


Lecture By Jerry Armstrong:

METEORITES: Where do they come from?

     In dealing with the parent bodies of meteorites in the solar
system it is necessary to understand the various types of
objects along with their equally varying orbits, of not only
the small objects but even planets and moons as well. This
discussion will try to answer some questions as to where
they might originate from and we will explore regions of
the solar system that just a few years ago seemed impossible
to study. We will also dwell into strange worlds recently
revealed by robotic spacecraft as well as large modern telescopes
and try to understand their relationship in meteorite production.

     We will begin by literally taking the asteroid belt apart and
learn about families and move directly into the often quoted
dangerous bodies - the Earth Approach Objects. From there
we will move outward and explore objects that aren't so well
known, such as the Trojans, the Centaurs as well as Short Period
Comets. Next we will go to the very limits of the Solar System
and learn about TNO's, Damacloids, the Kuiper Belt and the
Ort Cloud. Finally we return to the inner solar system and will take
a look at the moons and planets themselves. All of these strange
new objects, and along with some old friends like our moon,
have a direct relationship to the meteorites in our collections,
museums and laboratories.

- SPEAKER INTRODUCTION -

     Jerry Armstrong is a retired Inspector with over 30 years service in the Fire
Department. During his career as a firefighter, he had the luxury of enjoying
two days off every third day. This enabled him to pursue his lifelong interest in
astronomy and led to several discoveries of which the most notable were the
Supernova in M-51 on April 1, 1994 and Fragment B of Periodic Comet
Machholz 2 on Sep 17, 1994.
Currently he is using a 14-inch Meade telescope
and is studying Earth Approach Objects using a large format CCD camera.
It was these objects that eventually sparked an interest in collecting meteorites.
At present his meteorite collection numbers well over 350 different falls/finds.

 

 

LOCATION: VFW Post #4903 at 1150 N. Beverly (1 block north of
Speedway and 2 blocks west of Craycroft.
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DIRECTIONS:
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FROM INN SUITES:

1)- Turn L. Leaving Inn Suites onto Granada
2) Turn R. onto Speedway and go 5 miles - go a few blocks past Swan to N Beverly Ave.
3) Turn Left onto N. Beverly Ave. and go 1 block to the VFW parking lot.
4) If you get to Craycroft, YOU HAVE GONE TOO FAR - go back 2 blocks!

If you get lost, you can call the Hall at: 520- 326-3436 or call me
at 619 204-4138 (This number is "good" only while I am in Tucson).




This VFW post has plenty of parking and a no host full bar. So, be prepared to see a LOT of specimens & meet lots of people face to face. EVERYONE is invited to attend, bid and/or sell.
The lecture at 6 by Jerry Armstrong will be well worth attending (FREE).

There will be micromounts, macromounts, small specimens, part slices, whole
slices, whole specimens, huge/multi-kilo specimens & RARE thin sections.
All are welcome to enter specimens, whether you are a dealer or modest collector
wanting to sell (a) specimen(s) which is/are now upgraded in your collection.

When the list goes over 100, I will begin to pick and choose even more
closely among items offered as to which will be best to include in the auction.

PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO NO MINIMUM/NO RESERVE ITEMS
and to ITEMS OF HIGHEST QUALITY.

This promises to be a FUN time & everyone is invited to sell, buy or just
enjoy the festivities & to go to a late dinner afterwards. This is an
opportune time for many of us on the
list who know one another only via
e-mails to meet face to face & get to spend some
fun time together. (If
you buy some stuff at the show - bring it to the auction
for Show & Tell
- one of the more fun aspects of collecting, in my book).

Most auctions now customarily charge buyers a 10% or 15% "buyers' premium"
which is added on to the winning bid price. Even for this auction, expenses have
increased to the point I must charge a minimal buyers premium of 7%. I have
kept this as low as possible to minimize the pinch felt by the buyers, yet allow me
to continue to hold this event in the face of a 300 to 400% increase in expenses in
the last few years.


There will be no fee for failure of items to meet the minimum or reserve
on items with a photo placed prior to November 15th.


I only require 3 things:
1) I ask that everyone just buying arrive between 6:00 & 7:00 to pre-register

to get a bid number & examine specimens that will be offered (& take advantage
to meet “old friends” you only know by e-mail address! and "have a cold one" if
you so choose - This year, even earlier is suggested as Jerry Armstrong's lecture
promises to be a great one (starting at 6 PM) .


2) Those also selling, please have material at the site between 4:30 PM and 6PM - the

earlier, the better. (Late arrivals will be accommodated, if possible, up to 7:30, but
THE EARLIER THE BETTER)The better the specimen and the earlier you arrive to
register, the more sure you can be of getting your pieces in the auction – and an
early arrival allows you to take a close look
at the material available

3) The VFW has a full bar on site (as well as burgers, etc.) However, please drink

responsibly and have a designated driver.


ON LINE CATALOG TO PRINT coming soon.

I will be accepting absentee bids prior to the auction & starting now.
I will be accepting PayPal,
Visa/Mastercard payments for
said absentee bids.
Çost for shipping will be added to your bid. Please email or call me at
619 286-4837 to place absentee bids. These are "bid
up" (to your maximum, if "action" requires) but often
result in purchases well below your maximum, as in eBay.


- At the auction, cash, personal checks and Visa/Mastercard,

(there will be a 5% processing fee for Cards). Any checks that
bounce will incur a 10% pain in the ass fee. Cash is preferred.

- There will be a uniformed guard to facilitate security .
If you are interested in being paid to help out with the
clerking of the auction,please contact me directly.
Everyone who has ever done it says it was fun and
I provide a cash thank you present.

It is my intention to retain the open atmosphere which has
characterizedmy auctions since the
beginning, with a fun social
atmosphere which, I feel,
provides a real service to the meteorite
community.


(If you would like to put an exceptional specimen on consignment, please contact me at mlblood@cox.net for a full description of terms and conditions)



While in Tucson ONLY
I will have a cell phone: (619) 204-4138

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Michael Blood
6106 Kerch St.
San Diego, CA 92115-6628 USA
Ph: (619) 286-4837

E-mail:mlblood@cox.net

Michael Blood at
mlblood@cox.net

OR

PHONE: 619 286-4837

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