[meteorite-list] Canadian Meteorite Party
From: Roman <Roman_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:44:36 2004
Yes indeed it was a blast!
Just a quick name correction, it was David Gregory,
not Andrews that had beautiful specimens to show us.
I will have several pics on my web site soon.
The link will be posted to the list when I get it ready.
Thanks to everyone that made an appearance,
this party is one we will never forget.
Roman & Lori Jirasek
> Hello List,
> Some of us Canadians did indeed have an incredible meteorite party
> Thanks Laurie and Roman for being such gracious hosts and for putting
> this party
> together. It was great to have the party at their house among Roman's
> collection which is truly awesome.
> Dean Bessey was there with fantastic deals on Moroccan meteorites.
> Boxes full
> of stuff with surprisingly beautiful samples. Dean also showed off some
> stuff that was gleaned from these Moroccan samples. A softball sized
> chondrite that is chalked full of carbonaceous inclusions. Some nice
> LL's, a
> CO3, lots of the rare stuff too numerous to mention. Also in his
> were chondrites with incredible flight markings and orientations. Dean
> brought some great fossils and besides the meteorites I purchased from
> him I
> took home a 10" trilobite for my 11 year old son.
> Many of the guests showed up with their private collections and I was
> amazed at
> what people had brought to the party. Of course, Canadian meteorites
> desirable among the group and we saw incredible pieces of Springwater,
> Manitawabing and others. I was thrilled to show my slice of Red Deer
> We were also pleased to see three staff members from the Royal Ontario
> (ROM) show up with some Holy Grails of Canadian meteorites. Half of the
> pallasite, a gorgeous St. Robert individual, a nice slice of Osseo and
> Wow! what a treat.
> During the party David Andrews showed up and shared some of his
> treasures. One
> of the ROM staff mentioned to me that David has the midas touch when
> meteorites and I soon found out why. First he showed and incredible
> CR2 (~200 grams at least) which had the most gorgeous chondrule
> definition I
> have ever seen. He then goes out to his car and comes back with
> beautiful LL3
> samples and impact melt specimens. Again he went out and came back with
> a flat
> flight orientated L3 (I believe) with gorgeous flow lines. Yet again he
> went to
> his car and came back with a 6+Kg. show stopper. This meteorite is
> being classified at UCLA (with many others from David) and initial
> shows that it is an impact melt with cm wide metal veins. immediatly I
> of Portales but with impact melt instead of ordinary chordate in the
> stony part.
> David would keep on going to his car and return with other beauties. We
> making jokes that he was finding them under his seat. I should pass
> along kudos
> to David for being a ROM benefactor. He has donated many rare
> meteorites to the
> ROM and much of what we saw yesterday will end up in their hands.
> Yesterday I was like a kid in a candy shop. Incredible meteorites,
> great food
> and conversation and tons of fun. Hopefully some pics will be posted
> As a group we have decided to do this twice a year. Our next gathering
> will be
> about a month after the Denver show. All are welcome and we will post
> information about this get together later on.
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