[meteorite-list] Re: 'Canon City meteorite' goes on display

From: Ginger Mayfield <chikadee_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:43:32 2004
Message-ID: <3B51AC26.A811F05C_at_earthlink.net>

Hi Jim,

The Colorado Springs Show opened yesterday and while not on
par with Denver or Tucson, the theme this year was Out of
the Heavens and we do have the Canon City Meteorite as well
as the section of the roof with the big hole, on display.
We also have a Moon rock brought back from the Apollo 17
mission and a lovely slice of NWA 482 which belongs to one
of our Colorado Meteorite Club members, who was interviewed
by a local TV station for the evening news. This member
(Andrew A.) very kindly brought his wonderful collection for
display during the show. We also had meteorites brought by
Anne Black, Fred Olsen, the Colorado School of Mines, and a
tektite collection from somewhere that was not identified.
All in all, some wonderful meteorites to be seen by the
large numbers of the public who turned out for the show.
The program done by Jack Murphy was very interesting and
covered a lot of the more famous Colorado meteorites
including the Canon City, Johnstown, and Guffey. Jack has
lots of fun stories to tell and showed some great old
pictures. There were lots of people who wanted to know if
they had found a meteorite and I think about 5 of them were
coming back to the show today to bring their possible
meteorites for Jack, Anne, and Fred to look at. After the
show, we had our Colorado Meteorite Club meeting at a
Mexican restaurant and Jack joined us for food, drinks, and
fun meteorite discussions. Jack has been Curator of Geology
at the Denver Museum of Nature and History for many years
and is always interested in finding more meteorites,
including the *lost* Colorado Springs meteorite which
disappeared shortly after it was found and has not been seen
since. He is very eager to have the meteorites all back on
display at the Museum when the new area is complete. I took
some pics at the show and am in the process of posting them
to my yahoo photo site. Will send a link as soon as I get
them up.


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