13th Anual Tucson Meteorite Auction
Sat. Feb. 4 ................................................Licence# 1150483
2012 - Same Location:1150 N. Beverly
(Full directions provided below)
5 to 6:00PM:Submissions & registration for sellers
6 PM Talk: Anita Westlake
Humerous and interesting stories about some meteorite falls.
7 PM: Twink Monrad's Famous Gold Basin Cake
7:25: Deadline for last minute submissions
7:30 Deadline for Bidding Card Registration
7:30 PM Sharp: Bidding Begins

Lot 1 GD 19
100g lot of unsearched, uncut, NWA frags and small individuals.
No Minimum

Lot 2 GD 15
Custom 1" Scale Cube hand made wood
No Minimum

Lot 3 GD 14
Gold Basin OC L4
4.78 Full slice.
No Minimum

Lot 4 AB 6
Ingella Station Australia H5 part slice
1.108g $50 DA506
No Minimum

Lot 5 GD 13
Tektite Indochine
7.4g Round individual.
No Minimum

Lot 6 HW 3
NWA 1810 EL5
No Minimum

Lot 7 AB 10
Wellman (a) Texas H5
part slice 3.000g
No Minimum

Lot 8 GD 7
Trinite 10g In Riker box w/label.
No Minimum

Lot 9 GD 5
Norton County Aubrite
.5g 3 pcs. In Riker Box w.metal label.
No Minimum

Lot 10 GD 6
White Court Iron OM 111B
5g Individual w/ID tag.
No Minimum

Lot 11 GD 8
Gao-Gueine OC H5
3.6g Crusted individual.
No Minimum

Lot 12 GD 10
2mg frag. The type Martian w/Hupe Collection card.
No Minimum

Lot 13 GD 11
Nakhla 2mh frag.
The type Martian w/card.
No Minimum


Lot 14 GD 12
Urelite NWA 2634 Micro.
No Minimum

Lot 15 GD 9
Whetstone Mountain OC H5 Micro w
With historical and modern documentation
signed by finder Jack Schrader and others.
No Minimum

Lot 16 GD 16
Impact Breccia from Stac Fulda Event. Scotland (terrestial)
9.7g end piece

No Minimum

Lot 17 GD 17
Impact Breccia from Alamo Event. Nevada (terrestial)
63.5g slice
No Minimum

Lot 18 GD 18.
NWA 889 L5
11.8g full slice. Very nice fat specimen. Could be two slices.
No Minimum

Lot 19 FOOTE YW 1
35.2 gram NWA 869 - L5-6
No Minimum - Full Gavel Price to Gary & CJ Foote

Lot 20 FOOTE YW 2
28.7 gram NWA 869 - L5-6
No Minimum - Full Gavel Price to Gary & CJ Foote

Lot 21 FOOTE YW 3
24.0 gram NWA 869 - L5-6
No Minimum - Full Gavel Price to Gary & CJ Foote

Lot 22 GD 20
MCP Paleo Bond Division - Meteorite protection and corrosion prevention kit.
No Minimum

Lot 23 GD 4
Canyon Diablo Iron Octahedrite 1A
497g Unmolested individual with beautiful deep thumb prints.
No Minimum

Lot 24 GF 2
NWA 7131 CM2
1.26g full slice 23 x 21 x 2mm
found in 2011, with 40g of total material recovered as one partially crusted stone.  
This meteorite was just approved by the Meteoritical Society, and I don't have the full report on it, but suffice it to say that
it features stunning chondrules and Calcium Aluminum Inclusions (CAI) though out its matrix.  
The stone was cut by Marlin Cilz of the Montana Meteorite Laboratory and
a sample was submitted to Dr Tony Irving for analysis toward classification. This slice measures
a smooth satin finish and comes in a quality labeled display box for protection and years of viewing pleasure,
along with a Big Kahuna Meteorites Certificate of Authenticity.  
Gary is donating the profits of this sale to be paid directly to the IMCA
(suggested retail $190) No Minimum

Lot 25 IMCA GF 1
NWA 7129 Achondrite Ungrouped
2.11g polished full slice 28 x 22 x 2mm.
purchased out of Morocco in September 2011, with a total mass from one partially crusted 50g stone.
cut and polished by Marlin Cilz a sample was submitted to Dr Tony Irving for analysis toward classification.
although it is paired with NWA 011/2400/2976/4587. This meteorite contains millimeter-size pigeonite with
exsolved augite lamellae surrounded by recrystallized plagioclase with prominent triple junctions, and rare,
unrecrystallized, tabular plagioclase relicts. Paired specimens have sold for as much as $1000/g
Pure eye candy for sure. But its the rarity of this ungrouped achondrite that makes it highly sought after,
this meteorite is more rare than martian or lunar meteorites.
Gary is donating the profits of this sale to be paid directly to the IMCA
(Retail value $2,000+)
No Minimum

Lot 26 FOOTE MM 2
4g Leedey Oklahoma
Full Gavel Price to Gary & CJ Foote

Lot 27 FOOTE MM 3
17.8g Casilda, Argentina
Full Gavel Price to Gary & CJ Foote

Lot 28 FOOTE YW 4
Two 1 ct Palladot pallasite olivine crystal jars,
autographed on the back by Steve Arnold of Meteorite Men.
No Minimum - Full Gavel Price to Gary & CJ Foote

Lot 29 FOOTE YW 5
Approximately 15 grams of Vaca Muerta fragments
that were collected while filming Season 2: Episode 2 of Meteorite Men.
Comes with a COA autographed by Geoff Notkin.
No Minimum - Full Gavel Price to Gary & CJ Foote

Lot 30 FOOTE WB 1
345g Full Slice
Will look spectacular with a polish.

No Minimum - Full Gavel Price to Gary & CJ Foote

Lot 31 FOOTE Anon 4
9.1 g Toluca B End Piece, Etched.
No Minimum - Full Gavel Price to Gary & CJ Foote

Lot 32 FOOT Anon 3
No Minimum - Full Gavel Price to Gary & CJ Foote

Lot 33 FOOT Anon 2
Gebel Kamil
72.8 g Full specimen
No Minimum - Full Gavel Price to Gary & CJ Foote

Lot 34 FOOTAnon 1
Davy A
354g End Piece
35 x 35 x 23mm
No Minimum - Full Gavel Price to Gary & CJ Foote

Lot 35 FOOTE MB 1
198.0 g Whole Specimen
(one of 5 cherry picked from 20 Kg)
No Minimum - Full Gavel Price to Gary & CJ Foote

Lot 36 PS 5
Meteor 6 Pack
NOTE: Though the VFW Has a liquor licence, this item
is sold as a novelty & not to be consumed on the property.
Buy a gift for 5 friends and one for yourself.
No Minimum

Lot 37 HW 7
NWA1235 Enst
No Minimum

Lot 38 ETw 1
Gujba (Bencubbinite)
9.6g End Piece
No Minimum

Lot 39 ETw 2
Moss (CO)
2.6g Partslice
No Minimum

Lot 40 ETw 3
Udei Station (silicated IAB Iron)
42.6g Part Slice
No Minimum

Lot 41 Lot 40
0.028g Tissint with FC
Full Gavel Price to Gary & CJ Foote

Lot 42 GH-7
NWA 2798 L3.2 Chondrite
23.72g complete slice
61mm x 42mm x 2mm
No Minimum

Lot 43 GH 8
NWA 3161 LL3.7 Chondrite
16.3g complete slice
50mm x 45mm x 2mm
No Minimum

Lot 44 GH 9
NWA 4226 H7 Metachondrite
9.2g end cut
28mm x 18mm x 6mm
No Minimum

Lot 45 GH 10
NWA 6959 R5 Rumurutiite (Very Fresh)
2.68g end cut
34mm x 13mm x 4mm
No Minimum

Lot 46 GH 11
Dhofar 1575 Ureilite
13.5g cut fragment
40mm x 13mm x 10mm
No Minimum

Lot 47 GH-12
Tagish Lake Ungrouped Carbonaceous Chondrite
Kit – 50mg
No Minimum

Lot 48 TW 1
Muonionalusta pendant & Ear Rings
with Agate, Hawk's eye and crystal beads
Swarovski crystal clasp.
No Minimum

Lot 49 DP 2
Weston H4 December 14, 1807
23 x 19 x 2mm and
1.94 grams
No Minimum

Lot 50 YW-11
Travis County (b) H4 Texas
31.5 grams Slice of chondrite
polished on one side and rough cut on the back.
65 x 35 x 4 mm TKW: 5.9+ kg
No Reserve

Lot 51 DP 6
Kainsaz CO3.2 September 13, 1937
25 x 20 x 2mm and
2.252 grams Exceptionally fresh for Kainsaz
No Minimum

Lot 52 DP 1
NWA 5790 SNC - Nakhlite
10 x 4 x 4mm and
0.159 grams
No Minimum

Lot 53 DP 3
Mars Cube SNC - Shergottite
First Interplanetary Collectible
Macovich Collection
No Minimum

Lot 54 DP 4
31 x 32 x 2mm and
9.78 grams
No Minimum

Lot 55 DP 5
Kainsaz CO3.2 September 13, 1937
45 x 33 x 2mm and
10.868 grams Exceptionally fresh for Kainsaz
No Minimum

Lot 56 DP 7
Bencubbin CBa
17 x 10 x 2mm and
2.42 grams
No Minimum

Lot 57 DP 8
Tissint (New Shergottite previously referred to as "Tata")
.381g With Fusion Crusted side
No Minimum

Lot 58 GH 13
Park Forest – Garza “Hammer Stone” & Debris
Includes: 150mg of “Garza Stone” fragments, Pieces of glass,
Attic rafter wood, Venetian blind, sheetrock w/ceiling paint &
Roof nail. (ruler measures in 1-inch, not included)
value = $400.00 (similar to 2011 Auction 'hammer' price)
No Minimum

Lot 59 GH 14
Park Forest – Navarro room Hammer Stone Debris
Includes: Pieces of Printer smashed by meteorite,
sheetrock, wood and who-knows what else!!
(ruler measures in 1-inch, not included)
value = $400.00 (similar to 2011 Auction 'hammer' price)
No Minimum

Lot 60 TM 2
NWA slice pendant & Ear Rings
with chalk turquoise, green aventurine & crystal beads
Swarovski crystal clasp.
No Minimum

Lot 61 YW-12:
Fukang Pallasite
36.0 grams squarish slice 57 x 54 x 1.5 mm
Lightly polished and coated to a glossy finish.
Note: one corner broke off and has been undetectably glued.
Comes with suspension mount display.
Minimum bid: $250

Lot 62 JS 2
NWA 5549 "Algerian silicated Iron"
154.8 gram slice
No Minimum

Lot 63 KB 3
358g Oriented Specimen Stand Included
No Minimum

Lot 64 HW 1
Iron IIA Walker County, Alabama
Found 1832 15mm x 6mm x1mm
Includes NEMS certicification.
No Minimum

Lot 65 HW 2
Okechobee Florida
3.46g slice Fall fetched from the water.
No Minimum

Lot 66 HW 4
NWA1292 CO3.6
2.5g Full Slice
No Minimu

Lot 67 HW 5
NWA 4478 Brechiated Lodranite
No Minimum

Lot 68 HW 6
No Minimum

Lot 69 YW2
NWA 1877 Olivine Diogenite slice with fusion crust –
18.7 gram - Here is a large chunk of the Olivine Diogenite meteorite NWA 1877.
Olivine Diogenites are exceedingly rare and represents the deepest samples of
asteroid 4 Vesta. This specimen is a slice that is polished on two sides with a bit
of fusion crust on one of the other sides. A very nice piece of this rare meteorite.
Originally acquired from Greg Hupé. Total known weight: 312 + grams
Measurement: 38 x 18 x 10 mm
No Reserve
Lot 70
NWA 4051 –
6.2 gram thin slice of a eucrite
Total known weight: 828 grams Locality: North West Africa
Measurement: 61 x 29 x 1+ mm
No Reserve
Lot 71 YW 4)
Seymchan etched side cut with hole – 119 grams - Pallasite
Here is a very nice edge slice of the pallasite meteorite Seymchan.
One side is nicely polished and etched, showing the widmanstatten pattern.
The back side is rough and natural. There is a very cool hole in the slice that
was a low point on the meteorite's surface.
Locality: Russia Measurement: 49 x 48 x 4-12 mm
No Reserve
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Lot 72 YW
Haxtun from Colorado –H/L4 Chondrite
27.1 grams. 42 x 30 x 10 mm
Here is a hard to find specimen. It's the endpiece or half of a small stone with one
natural side and one polished side.
No Reserve
Lot 73 YW6
Renfrow wedge from Oklahoma – 110.5 grams – L6 chondrite
Here is a really nice wedge of the meteorite Renfrow from Oklahoma.
It features one small polished face, 2 cut but unpolished faces,
1 weathered fusion crust face, and one rocky blank face.
A nice specimen of an interesting American meteorite.
Total known weight: 81.6 kg Locality: Oklahoma
Measurement: 46 x 40 x 34 mm
No Reserve
Lot 74 YW
Juancheng – 39.2 grams - H5 chondrite
Here is an observed fall from 1997 in China.
It has a fusion crust over most of it. There is one small patch on one side
that appears to have had a sticker on it at some point and left some glue.
No Reserve
Lot 75 YW8
St. Michel – 0.43 grams – L6 chondrite
Here is a fragment of the very hard to find St. Michel meteorite.
1910 fall in Finland. Provenance: ex- Tony Nikischer, ex- University Museum
in Helsinki main mass Locality: Finland TKW: 17 kilograms
Measurement: 12 x 9 x 3 mm
No Minimum
Lot 76 YW 9
Sierra Colorada – 38.6 gram – L5 Chondrite
82 x 23 x 5 mm
A slice of a meteorite from Rio Negro, Argentina.
No Minimum
Lot 77 YW 10
Huckitta pallasite slice - 40.2 grams. - Australia
40.2 grams. 55 x 40 x 5 mm
Found in 1937. Huckitta is a highly weathered pallasite; the metal has
been oxidized and changed to hematite and magnetite and the olivine
crystals are now other minerals. It is completely stable and rust free.
A distinct example of this Australian pallasite.
No Reserve

Lot 78 HW 8
DAG 429 ung. C3
No Minimum

Lot 79
HW 9
Ransburg Iron
77 g.
No Minimum

Lot 80 HW 80
Israel Gold, Palladium & Bronze Medallions
Opening bid: $800 (Based on "Spot Price" of precious metals. May go up or down by time of auction)

Lot 81
PS 1
No Minimum

Lot 82
PS 2
No Minimum

Lot 83
PS 3
Three Seymchan prisms,
etched on all sides, no olivine, total Wt. = 101.6g
No Minimum

Lot 84
PS 4)
Six small Henburys
total Wt. = 30.5g
No Minimum

Lot 85 BB 1
Zapotectite from Belize
Very very dark black less than 150 specimens known
5.2 grams appx. slightly larger than current average.
Ovoid 19x16x13 mm CONFIRMED: 800,000 years old.
Found 06 May 2011, Cayo District, Belize
These tektites are such a new discovery/recovery that this
will be only the second one ever sold publicly.
One 2g specimen was auctioned and went for $200 per gr.
These tektites are still far more rare than Ivory Coast
tektites which retail for @ $1000/gram
For the serious Tektite collector this is a "Must Have" specimen.
See "Tektite of The Month" in METEORITE TIMES, April, 2011

See article HERE

Value $1,000 +
No Pinimum

Lot 86
YW 1
Ex-Monnig Allende – 21.5 gram – CV3 -
formerly in the Oscar Monnig collection. The specimen is very nice with
two lightly polished faces, fine fusion crust on one sloping side and a rough side.
On the fusion crust is M137.4 written in white, which indicates the fourth
specimen of Allende in the Monnig collection cataloged by Glenn Huss in
the 1980's (M137 is the marking for Allende, .4 means the 4th specimen).
The specimen weighs 21.5 grams, meaning it's a cut from the original catalog
specimen that weighed 93 grams. Unfortunately it does not have an original
label but comes with a Sterling Hill NJ museum shop label. Locality: Mexico
Measurement: 3.0 x 2.5 x 2.1 centimeters
Reserve/Starting Bid: $250

Lot 87
BV 1
LA 002 Thin Section
(Pictured in a plastic shipping container with foam padding)
Full sized standard Thin Section. Made by the same TS maker used by
Anne Black, Michael Blood and David New. He is the best of the best and was
used by NASA to make their Thin Sections when the Apollo Moon Rocks were obtained.
LA 002 material is now Very rare, now commanding a per gr price of $2,500.
No Minimum

Lot 88
AB 1
Almahata Sitta Sudan (Enst. Chon). part slice
No Minimum

Lot 89 AB 11
NWA 5205 Sahara LL3.2
No Minimum

Lot 90 AB 2
Armanty China (Med. Octah)
shale fragment Micro
No Minimum

Lot 91 AB 3
Bluff (b) Texas L5 partslice
No Minimum

Lot 92 AB 4
Clark County Kentucky IIIF
No Minimum

Lot 93 AB 5
Hayes Center Nebraska L6
black Macro 1.357 $ 35 DA516
No Mimimum

Lot 94 AB 8
Puerto Lapice Spain Eucrite fragments
No Minimum

Lot 95 AB 9
Twannberg Switzerland Iron an.
fragment 0.100g
No Minimum

Lot 96 AB 7
Majuba 001 Nevada L5
Fragment 0.467g
No Minimum

Lot 97
AB 12
Koltsovo Sahara H4
No Minimum

Lot 98 GH-1
NWA 3143 Diogenite
8.6g part slice 31mm x 23mm x 3mm value
No Minimum

Lot 99 GH-2
NWA 4587 (Paired to NWA 011) Ungrouped Achondrite
1.72g part slice 11mm x 10mm x 4mm
No Minimum

Lot 100 GH-3
NWA 5400 Ungrouped Achondrite
3.4g part slice 31mm x 12mm x 3mm
No Minimum

Lot 101 GH-4
NWA 6704 Ungrouped Achondrite
7.36g part slice 30mm x 28mm x 2mm
No Minimum

Lot 102 GH-5
Garza "Meteorite Impact Artifact" Kit w/ fragment of Garza Stone.
Park Forest Meteorite Fall 2003
Display box measures 130mm x 155mm x 22mm
No Minimum

Lot 103 GH-6
Thika "Mwana Wikio" Greenhouse 002
Hammer Stone Kit - Large comes with 334mg fragment
of the stone and potion of greenhouse roof.
Display box measures 83mm x 58mm x 23mm

Lot 104 JS 1
NWA 6721 Lunar Feldspathic Breccia
1.132 gram complete slice of NWA 6721 lunar feldspathic breccia
Has been recently proven to NOT be paired with 6481 as first thought
Making it a unique lunaite. TKW: 182 g
Opening Bid = $600.00

Lot 105 JH 1
Trinitite Collection 12 pieces in Riker Box Display totaling
33g Total Weight of Trinitite pieces
No Minimum

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Lot 106 KV 1
Signed Copy of The Nininger Collection of Meteorites
1950,,1st ed. Hardbound
Singed by Nininger Oct,1951
Good Condition.
No Minimum

L0t 107 KB 2
750.4g Stand Included
No Minimum

Lot 108 MB 1
The Methane Geysers of Pluto 
Original (24" X 48")

The ice geysers of Pluto are mostly methane and are frozen to a solid at that distance. When either tidal
forces or at it's closest approach to the sun, it is heated just enough to sublimate (turn from a solid to a gas),
sometimes explosively. This "stuff" then shoots straight upward violently for 8 to 10 kilometers in this very
rareified atmosphere. However, at about 8 to 10  Kilometers - above the surface there is a "jet stream" wind.
At that level the outgassing is carried downwind at right angles by the "jet stream." A most impressive sight
and very "other-worldly."
The crescent moon, Charon dominates the right portion of the painting and our sun, 4 Billlion miles away,
is seen on the left. The photo does not show the myriad of stars and the brillience of this painting. MUST SEE
This painting originally retailed for $3,500- the minimum opening offered is meant to stimulate active bidding.
Opening Bid: $1,500-

iolk Click on any photo to enlarge
Lot 109 KB 1
849.1g Stand Included
No Minimum

Lot 110 BW 1
Extensive library of Meteorite Books (6 HUGE boxes)
One century of pretty much every book published on Meteorites
from 1903 through 2002. Many in mint condition. Some with duplicates.
Many are hard, very difficult or now impossible to find.
ALL of Nininger’s publications signed by Nininger – several with multiple copies.
All the Pre-Meteoritics articles in 3 hard Back texts, many years of Meteoritics,
The 3 hard back Japanese texts full of colored photos of everything found in
Antarctica - in mint condition. Numerous Meteorite Museum Catalogs & on & on.
The most impressive collection I have ever heard of outside of E.T.'s (which is
available for $250,000).
Seller will have them all at the auction with white cotton
gloves for serious bidders to examine. Shipping available in lower 48 States.
Own this library and you will have a completely comprehensive library of the field.
See full list HERE
See dozens of photos HERE (will be adding 10 or 20 a day for a while)
Minimum Bid $21,000

Submitted on the Day of the auction:&6 PM day of auction = 20%
6PM to 7PM day of auction = 25% 7PM to 7:15 PM = 35% (Negotiable if high value with no minimum)
7:15 to 7:30 = 40% (Negotiable if high value with no minimum depending On value and whether or not
the seller wants a minimum bid. Minimum Bids will require a fee of 3% if the item does not bring the
required starting bid. Fee will be negotiated in exceptional cases.

9 % Buyers' premium for Cash or check. Credit cards/PayPal add 5%.
VFW Post #4903 at 1150 N. Beverly (1 block north of Speedway and 2 blocks west of Craycroft.
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).
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 -
(Late arrivals will be accommodated, if possible, up to 7:30,
but an additional 5% will be added to their commission fee.
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.

(after Jan 30, call me at the cell phone listed below):
While in Tucson ONLY cell phone: (619) 204-4138 (Please do not call this number other
than from Jan 30 to Feb. 6.