12th Anual Tucson Meteorite Auction

Tucson Auction 2011
Sat. Feb. 5

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2011 - Same Location:1150 N. Beverly
(Full directions provided below)

(hit REFRESH if you were here before 1-27-11)

SEE LIVE Night of Auction starting with Gold Basin lecture at 6:PM and bidding starting at 7:30 PM Tucson Time: HERE (Then click on "UPSTREAM")

 

TO PRINT GO HERE
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Submissions & registration for sellers : 5 to 6:00PM
John Blennert Gold Basin Lecture: 6 to 6:50 PM
Twink Monrad's Famous Gold Basin Cake: 7 PM
Day of and last minute submissions to 7:25
Bidding Begins: 7:30 PM
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BSENTEE 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 get it well below your maxim
um.
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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DOORPRIZES By "Rusty"Bill Mason: Meteorite Corrosion Protection Kits:

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Lot 1 GF 1
Allende CV3
4.25g crusted full slice
36 x 32 x 1mm
in labeled display case
NO MINIMUM

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Lot2 GF 2
NWA 2086 CV3
5.47g full slice w/ rare dark inclusions
36 x 30 x 2mm,
comes in labeled display case
NO MINIMUM

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Lot 3 GF 3
NWA 6386 Diogenite
3.53g full slice,
38 x 21 x 2mm,
in labeled display case,
NO MINIMUM

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Lot 4 GF 4
NWA 6391 Diogenite Polymict Breccia
6.84g crusted full slice with iron inclusions,
39 x 27 x 2mm,
in labeled display case,
NO MINIMUM

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Lot 5 GF 5
NWA 6393 Howardite
9.86g full slice,
45 x 43 x 2mm,
in labeled display case,
NO MINIMUM


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Lot 6 ETw 1
Moss 648mg
NO MINIMUM

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Lot 7 ETw 2
Moss 428mg
NO MINIMUM

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Lot 8 ETw 3
Gujba 2.8g
NO MINIMUM

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Lot 9 ETw 4
Gujba 3.8g
NO MINIMUM

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LOT 10 ETw 5
Udei Station
14.2g Slice Etched
NO MINIMUM

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Lot 11 GH 1
NWA 2999 (Angrite)
.688g Part Slice 9 X 8 X 3mm

NO MINIMUM

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Lot 12 GH 2
NWA 3151 (Brachinite)
.850g Part Slice 18 X 13 X 1mm

NO MINIMUM

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Lot 13 GH 3
NWA 3160 (Lunar) (Mar Basalt)
228mg End Cut 6 X 4 X 3mm

NO MINIMUM

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Lot 14 GH 4
NWA 3163 (Lunar)
.620g End Cut 19 X 5 X 3mm

NO MINIMUM

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Lot 15 GH 5
NWA 4468 (Primitive Shergottite)
254mg Part Slice 6 X 6 X 3mm

NO MINIMUM

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Lot 16 GH 6
NQA 4478 (Brecciated Lodranite)
1.364g Part Slice 15 X 10 X 2mm

NO MINIMUM

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Lot 17 GH 7
NWA 4587 (Ungrouped) (Paired to NWA 011)
564mg Part Slice 10 X 8 X 2mm

NO MINIMUM

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Lot 18 GH 8
NWA 4590 (Tamassint) (Angrite)
543mg Frag 8 X 8 X 5mm

NO MINIMUM

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Lot 19 GH 9
NWA 4799 (Aubrite)
5.1g End Cut 25 X 13 X 8mm

NO MINIMUM

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Lot 20 GH 10
NWA 4801 (Angrite)
1.646g Frag 14mm X 10mm X 6mm

NO MINIMUM Lot

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Lot 21 RH 1
100 Membrane Boxes
Standard price = $153.60 + shipping
NO MINIMUM

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Lot 22 MG 1
Chicxulub "Dinosaur Extinction"
Riker Display (microtektites)
NO MINIMUM
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Lot 23 MG2
Park Forest Riker Display
NO MINIMUM

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Lot 24 MG3
Atomic Blonde Trinitite Riker Display
NO MINIMUM


Lot 25 MG4
Tagish Lake Display
NO MINIMUM

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Lot 26 MG5
Rare Lanton (Iron IIIAB)
Howell County, Missouri, 1932
1.08g of shale fragments
NO MINIMUM

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Lot 27 MG6
Iridium Micromount
Pure elemental Iridium in crystal form
With info card.
NO MINIMUM

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Lot 28 GH 11
NWA 4884 (Lunar) (Breccia)
202mg Part Slice 7 X 5 X 2mm

NO MINIMUM

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Lot 29 GH 12
NWA 5406 (Lunar) (Impact Melt Breccia)
1.330g Part Slice 22 X 17 X 2mm

NO MINIMUM

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Lot 30 GH 13
NWA 5480 (Olivine Diogenite)
7.3g Part Slice 28 X 25 X 4mm

NO MINIMUM

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Lot 31 GH 14
Tagish Lake (Carbonaceous Chondrite Ungrouped)
100mg Frags in Vial in Riker Box

NO MINIMUM

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Lot 32 AH-1
Dhofar 700 (Diogenite)
33.2g Full Slice 82mm X 65mm X 2.5mm
Note: Expertly prepared by Marlin Cilz
NO MINIMUM

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Lot 33 AH-2
Dhofar 908, “Rosetta” (Lunar)
.840g Full Slice 29 X 15 X 1mm
Note: Multiple lithologies
NO MINIMUM, Easily worth over $1,000.00

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Lot 34 AH-3
NWA 482 Sterile Lunar Cutting Dust
1.5g in Vial
NO MINIMUM

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Lot 35 AH-4
NWA 1195 (Shergottite)
.320g Part Slice 7 X 6 X 3mm
NO MINIMUM

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Lot36 AH-5
NWA 2626 (Shergottite)
.210g Part Slice 10 X 5 X 2mm
Notes: TKW only 31 grams, Polished both sides
NO MINIMUM, Has sold for over $3,000.00/gram

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Lot 37 AH-6
NWA 2696 Howardite
28.2g Crusted End Cut 45 X 35 X 24mm

NO MINIMUM

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Lot 38 AH-7
NWA 2921 (R3.8 Rumurutite Chondrite)
23.2g Full Slice 68 X 51 X 3mm
Note: Loaded with all kinds of clasts
NO MINIMUM

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Lot39 AH-8
NWA 2932 (Mesosiderite)
21.3g Full Slice 40 X 26 X 6mm
NO MINIMUM

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Lot 40 AH-9
NWA 5000 (Lunar)
1.61g Fusion Crusted End Cut 18 X 9 X 9mm
Note: Comes with its own portfolio
NO MINIMUM, value over $5,500

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Lot 41 AH-10
NWA 5407 (L5 Impact Melt Breccia)
43.8g Full Slice 67 X 55 X 4mm
Note: Referred to as the “3-Layer Cake”, gorgeous melt!
NO MINIMUM

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Lot 42 AH-11
Termite killed By Park Forest (Garza House) Meteorite Impact
Wingspan ~40mm, Fuselage ~7mm X ~3mm
NO MINIMUM

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Lot 43 AH-12
Name: Park Forest (Garza) Meteorite Impact Debris
Weight: 1 lbs 7.2 oz (or 655 grams)
Provenance: The Hupe Collection
Special Notes: Includes; glass from shattered window, pieces of the Venetian blind that
was ripped through, sheetrock, painted pieces from ceiling, tarpaper, wood roof joists,
a roofing nail and actual pieces of the meteorite itself.
NO MINIMUM
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Lot 44 AB 1
New Concord L6
Source: ASU
part slice 7.600g, 47x24x3mm
NO MINIMUM Retail value $275+

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Lot 45 AB 2
New Deal (H6) Texas
Source: Todd Smith
8.800g part slice 34x34x3mm
NO MINIMUM: Retail value $225+

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Lot 46 AB 3
Begaa (LL3) Morocco
SOURCE: P. Herrmann
6.280g Pt. Slice 53x45x3mm
NO MINIMUM

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Lot 47 AB 4
Goose Lake Ca
Source: Blaine Reed
3.700g Frag. 25 x 23mm
NO MINIMUM: Retail value $200+

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Lot 48 AB 5
Laguna Manantiales Iron, Argentina
Source: Oscar Turone
33.080g Pt. Slice 40 x 28 x 4mm
NO MINIMUM: Retail value $200+

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Lot 49 AB 6
Almahata sitta (Ureilite) Sudan
Source: S. Haberer
.200mg
NO MINIMUM: Retail value $295+

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Lot 50 AB 7
DAG 1037 (Sherg) Libya
Source: Dima-Serge
0.470g End Piece
NO MINIMUM: Retail value $250+

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Lot 51 AB 8 Bencubbin (Bencubanite) Australia
1.800g part slice 12x12x3mm
NO MINIMUM: Retail value $200 +

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Lot 52 AB 9 NWA 4852 (UREILITE) Sahara
Source: Blaine Reed
10.500g
NO MINIMUM: Retail value $250 +

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Lot 53 AB 10
Markovka (H4) USSR
Source: D. Gerhard
38.100g T. Slice 71x39x5mm
NO MINIMUM: Retail value $195+

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Lot 54 AB 11
NWA 5400 (Brachinite) Sahara
Source: Greg Hupe
TS
NO MINIMUM: Retail value $395.00

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Lot 55 AB 12
Hammada al Hamra 280 (CK5) Libya
Source: S. Haberer
4.68g Frag.
NO MINIMUM: Retail value $150 +


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Lot 56 FO 1
Ensisheim Woodblock
Watercolors from

meteorites
No Minimum

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Lot 57 BV 1
NWA 2952 (CK4) Morocco
Source: Greg Hupe
4.758g whole-slice 38x23x2mm
NO MINIMUM: Retail value $200 +

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Lot 58 BV 2
Johnstown (DIOGENITE)
fell July 6, 1924, Colorado, USA
Source: Institute of Meteoritics – UNM
7.26g whole individual 100% fusion-crusted
NO MINIMUM: Retail value $1,400 +

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Lot 59 BV 3
Pasamonte (Eucrite-like basaltic achondrite, ungrouped)
Fall, 1933 March 24 - New Mexico, USA
Source: Institute of Meteoritics - UNM
0.69g fusion-crusted fragment 12x6x3.5mm
NO MINIMUM: Retail value $135+

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Lot 60 BV 4
Norton County (AUBRITE) "classic white" enstatite
fell on February 18, 1948 at 4 PM in Kansas
Source: Institute of Meteoritics - UNM - No. 23.32
36.6g end-cut with fusion-crust 60x25x25mm
NO MINIMUM: Retail value $935+

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Lot 61 BV 5
Norton County (Fragmented impact-melt breccia) "shock-darkened" variety
fell on February 18, 1948 at 4 PM in Kansas
Source: Institute of Meteoritics - UNM - No.15953
36.15g fragment with frothy melt 60x30x20mm
NO MINIMUM: Retail value $935+

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Lot 62 BV 6
Worden (L5), Fall HAMMER-stone
Source: Michael Cottingham 2.957g thin-slice 37x20x1.5mm
NO MINIMUM: Retail value $2,950+
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Lot 63 BV 7
NWA 1950 (Lherzolithic Peridotite) - Mars-rock Morocco
Source: Bruno Fectay
0.900g part-slice with fusion-crust 20x6x5mm
NO MINIMUM: Retail value $820.00

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Lot 64 BV 8
NWA 725 "Tissemoumine" (ACAPULCOITE) - Morocco
Source: Bruno Fectay
26.15g complete-slice 60x44x3mm
NOTE: based on the latest scientific findings, NWA 725
is actually a primitive winonaite, not an acapulcoite

NO MINIMUM: Retail value $820.00


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Lot 65 AH 13
Park Forest (Garza)
Meteorite Impact Debris Kit Numbered 2/2
One of two proofs ever produced
Provenance: The Hupe Collection
Includes; glass from shattered window, piece of the Venetian blind that
was ripped through, sheetrock and an actual piece of the meteorite itself.
Reserve: None

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Lot 66 AH 14
Indochinite Tektite Set
Dumbbell, 98mm X 25mm X 24mm
Patty, 72mm X 58mm X 25mm
Teardrop, 50mm X 18mm X 16mm
Weight: 249 grams Total
Provenance: The Hupe Collection
Note: The best examples of each shape that could be found
Reserve: None

 

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Lot 67 AH15
NWA 1195 Martian Meteorite Two-Piece Casting
Larger Half, 98mm X 43mm X 40mm
Smaller Half, 42mm X 30mm X 21mm
Weight: Original meteorite weighed 315 grams
Provenance: The Hupe Collection
Note: Very rare with only less than a couple dozen ever produced.
The two pieces actually interlock just like the original.
An extremely high quality replica!
Reserve: None

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Lot 68 AH 16 Washougal (Washington State Howardite)
6 milligrams Small Fragments
Provenance: Martin G. Horejsi Collection
Note: Fell July 2nd 1939. 1 of 6 meteorites from Washington State
Reserve: None


Lot 69 MG 7
36-inch giclee on canvas (unstretched and rolled)
Of the Saharan Desert meteorite map.
This is #1 of 24 and is signed and numbered by the artist, Brad Nault.
No Minimum

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Lot 70 MG 8
Set of 4 meteorite postcards:
- vintage Brenham pallasite Card,
- Meteor Crater Card,
- NASA Mars Meteorite Card,
- Mark Bostick Park Forest Card
No Minimum


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Lot 71 TM 1
Moldavite
38g (Specimens over 25g are VERY rare and sell
for far more per gram than those under 25g)
Provenience: Alain Carion (Certificate Included)
NO MINIMUM

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Lot 72 TM 2
Allende
288g half stone
Provenience: Alain Carion (Certificate Included)
NO MINIMUM

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Lot 73 TM 3
Esquel
64g Very Thin Partslice 102 X 84 X 1.2mm
Provenience: Alain Carion (Certificate Included)
NO MINIMUM

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Lot 74 MM 1
Sylacauga
.128g Partslice
Provenience: Smithsonian, Matt Morgan
Certificate of Authenticity Included
NO MINIMUM

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Lot 75 DP 1
NWA 5717 CHUNGR (subtype 3.05)
9.62g 43 x 39 x 2mm
The cover story of February's METEORITE.  
Prior to 5717's discovery there were less than 3 kilos
of material as unequilibrated (subtype 3.1 or less)
known to exist, and most if off limits to collectors.  
T. Bunch:  "5717 is unchanged since its origins
in the early solar nebula."
NO MINIMUM
(Specimen value exceeds $800)

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Lot 75B DP 6
NWA 2737 (Chassignite) Very Rare
(Martian Dunite)
0.321 grams 9 x 8 x 3mm
NO MINIMUM
estimated value: $800

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Lot 76 DP 2
Lovina (ANOM Iron)
Bali, Indonesia
4.74 grams Part Slice 21 x 17 x 2mm
This is a specimen from the singular 4.7 kg mass which features the large
pyramidal structures which formed as a result of being immersed in the
Balinese shallows for untold generations. Rich in tetra-taenite, sulfide
inclusions are organized in a novel latticework.
RESERVE = $850 (
Specimen value = $1,425- $300/g in this size range)

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Lot 77 DP 3
Hvittis (EL6)
Fell October 21, 1901 in Abo, Finland
8.54g Partslice 53 x 48 x 2mm - FC edge
This is a partial slice with a rim of crust of a rare enstatite
chondrite witnessed fall.  More rare still, Hvittis is an
enstatite breccia and its clasts are aubrite-like impact melt
NO MINIMUM (Specimen value exceeds $350)

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LOT 78 DP 4
Kainsaz (CO3.2)
Fell September 13, 1937 Tartarstan, Russia
8.72 gram Thin Part Slice (44 x 35 x 2mm)
Kainsaz is one of only four CO3 witnessed falls. It possesses a very large amount of free metal.
Provenance: Russian Academy of Sciences.
NO MINIMUM

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LOT 79 DP 5
MARS CUBE – THE FIRST INTERPLANETARY COLLECTIBLE
Launched in 1997 on QVC, 1/10 carat of Zagami particles are housed in a clear glass vial suspended in a Lucite cube. “Planet Mars” comes accompanied with a numbered and signed Certificate of Authenticity and a comprehensive twenty-page “Mars Owner’s Manual” Cape Canaveral Mars Cubes have sold for in excess of $1400.
NO MINIMUM


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Lot 80 TM 1
Jasper and NWA 869
Necklace and ear ring set
NO MINIMUM

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Lot 81 TM 2
NWA 869
Pendant
NO MINIMUM

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Lot 82 TM 3
Gold Basin pendant & Ear Ring Set
Turquoise, some reconstituted turquoise
Some findings sterling, some not
NO MINIMUM

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Lot 83 TM 4
NWA 896 Pendant
24 grams lightly polished
Sterling Silver loop
NO MINIMUM

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Lot 84 TM 5
Labradorite Necklace & Earrings
With small wire wrapped Campo meteorite Pendant
NO MINIMUM

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Lot 85 TM 6
NWA 869
10.2 grams Pendant (lightly polished)
Sterling Silver loop
NO MINIMUM

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Lot 86 TM 7
NWA 869
12.1 grams Pendant (lightly polished)
Sterling Silver Loop
NO MINIMUM

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Lot 87 IMCA 1 via Greg Hupe
Mystery Meteorite Auction
* 7 different classified meteorites in Riker boxes
* 3 Chondrites
* 4 Achondrites, 1 being Planetary.
* Minimum Value (at today's prices) = $777.00
* Proceeds go to the IMCA.
** Prepared & Donated by Greg Hupe' - The Hupe' Collection
Box Will Be Opened & Contents Announced Immediately At Winning Bid

NO MINIMUM

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Lot 88 BR 1
Deport, Texas: Coarse octahedrite (IAB).
306.4 gram end piece.
Monnig Collection FIRST Piece
MINIMUM BID: $6,500-

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Lot 89 LDR 1
Tree in Solid Copper Pendant
Accented by Crystal & Gibeon beads
Black cord with magnetic closure
NO MINIMUM

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Lot 90 LDR 2
All Sterling Silver & faceted Labradorite
with a celestial moons & stars
Gibeon Meteorite Pendant
MINIMUM BID: $100

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Lot 91 LDR 3
Austrian Swarovski Crystal & Sterling Silver Necklace
Centerpiece glass vial filled with meteorite shavings.
NO MINIMUM

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Lot 92 RG 1
Movie Canyon Diablo & Movie Artifacts
1,274g CD - See info by clicking on any of the photos above
NO MINIMUM

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Lot 93 IMCA 2
METEORITE MEN LOT of 9 Items
Donated by Geoff and Steve. The proceeds from the sale of this lot will be donated
directly to the IMCA . The ultimate "Meteorite Men" collectibles set!
1) Geoff's actual rock hammer as used in "Meteorite Men" Season Two
Episodes 2, 3, 4, and 5 (Chile #1, Chile #2, Utah Fireball, Wisconsin Fireball).
This was the only rock hammer Geoff used on these expeditions, and it seen
onscreen in all four episodes. Two rare earth magnets are attached which were
also used on-screen. The hammer comes with a certificate of authenticity, signed
by Geoff.
2) "Meteorite Men" coaster. These coasters were made by Science Channel for the
Science Channel bar at Discovery Networks' private 25th Anniversary party. These
coasters were an in-house promo item and are not available for sale anywhere.
3) "Meteorite Men" badge signed by Steve and Geoff. These badges were made by
Science Channel as a giveaway for the First Annual USA Science and Engineering
Festival in Washington, D.C. and are not available for sale anywhere.
4) Official 8 x 10 "Meteorite Men" promotion photo, signed by Geoff and Steve.
Not available for sale anywhere.
5) "Meteorite Men" promotional postcard
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*Four Chilean meteorites found while filming "Meteorite Men."
This is the only time one meteorite from each of the four Chile expeditions has been
offered at one time, and this is the FIRST piece of Steve's San Juan find ever offered
for sale. Each comes with a "Meteorite Men" specimen ID card verifying that it was
found while filming the show:
6) San Juan XXX (Chile) Part slice with fusion crust 3.4 grams in Riker mount.
Classified L5 by Dr. Mike Zolensky at NASA. Awaiting allocation of name. Possibly
paired with San Juan 001.
7) Vaca Muerta Fragment in Riker mount 8.3 grams.
8) Monturaqui Weathered "shale" fragment 1.0 grams in Riker mount. Only ~4 kg of
this extremely rare iron have been recovered. It is all that remains of the impactor that
formed the Mounturaqui Crater 100,000 years ago.
9) Imilac Intriguing Imilac "skeleton" 1.0 grams in Riker mount.
NO MINIMUM

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Lot 94 IMCA 3
MM LOT Donated by Geoff. The proceeds from the sale of this lot will be donated directly
to the IMCA
"Meteorite Men" Are You Ready To Rock? Poster This full color 24 x 36" poster was
produced by Science Channel for in- house promotion of "Meteorite Men" Season One.
We are only aware of six copies in existence. This is the only copy ever to have been offered
for sale. The poster will be professionally framed, and signed by Steve and Geoff.
NO MINIMUM

Lot 95
Lot 96
Lot 97

Lot 98
Lot 99
Lot 100

7.5% Buyers' premium, Cash or check. Credit cards/PayPal add 5%.
10% PER WEEK will be charged for any bounced check. People who
have previously bounced a check at the auction MUST pay via cash
or credit card. Declined CCards will be charged the same as bounced
checks.


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 get it well below your maximum. Absentee
bids include the basic 7.5% buyer's premium + 5% handling fee
Email absentee bids to Michael Blood at:
mlblood@cox.net

CALL FOR ENTRIES:

at a consignment fee of 10% of the price of the sale.
After that date, please see rates below. (in with
--PHOTOS & WITH DESCRIPTION--)

through Oct 14 = 10%
Oct. 15 through Oct. 31 = 11%
Nov. 1 through Nov. 14 = 12%
Nov. 15 through Nov. 30 = 13%
Dec. 1 through Dec. 14 = 14%
Dec. 15 through Dec. 31 = 15%
Jan 1 through Jan 15 = 17%
Jan 16 through aprox. Jan 25 = 19%

The above rates are for items delivered to the auction between 5PM & 6:30PM

Submitted on the Day of the auction:
25% until 6:30 PM
30% until 7 PM
35% until 7:15 PM
40% after 7:15 PM

(The rates above are for  people who submit AND bringing their specimen(s)
to the auction between 5PM and 6:30PM). 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 10% if you have no minimum bid. If you are mailing it
with a minimum bid, add an additional 15% + actual postage costs of
return if it does not bring an obening bid). All minimum bids will be charged
1.5% of the minimum required bid if no bid is placed.


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.

Minimums that do not get an opening bid will have have a fee of 3% of the minimum.



Lecture By John Blennert : 6 to 6:45PM
John is the accepted "King of Gold Basin."
His accomplishments in that strewn field
include but are not limited to:

- Coordinated with Jim Kriegh in mapping the strewn field, recording the location of every find
- Has donated hundreds of his GB finds to institutions
- Is an accomplished gold finder
- The guy is a magician! I swear I hunted 15 yards to his right and meteorites nearly jumped out of
the ground into his pockets! In 20 minutes he had more than he could carry!
- Has proven himself to be someone EVERYONE likes (
but no one would want to mess with).

IF GOLD BASIN INTERESTS, YOU THIS IS A MUST LECTURE.

 

7.5% Buyers' premium, Cash or check. Credit cards/PayPal add 5%.
10% PER WEEK will be charged for any bounced check. People who
have previously bounced a check at the auction MUST pay via cash
or credit card. Declined CCards will be charged the same as bounced
checks: 10% per week.

 

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 (Now called "Hotel Tucson City Center"):

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 Anita Westlake 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 8.5%. 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.



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 Anita Westlake's lecture
promises to be a great one (starting at 6 PM) .


2) Those also selling, please have material at the site between 5:00 PM and 6:00PM - the

earlier, the better. (Late arrivals will be accommodated, if possible, up to 7:30, but
THE EARLIER THE BETTER - 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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