[meteorite-list] Monnig questions

From: Prof. Zelimir Gabelica Université de Haute Alsace ENSCMu, <zelimir.gabelica_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 15:59:08 +0100
Message-ID: <20121119155908.9md9mqjhy9xc4g80_at_w3mail.univ-mulhouse.fr>

Hi Martin,

Maybe I can provide you a partial help .

In late 2003, I started a compilation of the weights (masses) of all
the Ensisheim meteorite fragments, slices...owned in museums,
institutes, or held in private collections...

I received much feedback and help from various people concerned and,
in particulat, from the list at the time, on a relatively regular
basis so that I could update the repositories in 2005 and 2007.

My latest update of the compilation was done some time in 2009 and
completed sporadically with a few new data provided by listees during

As per December 2010 I came up with 171 repositories mentioning the
places where the pieces/fragments are held, the owner's name and the
exact weight.

Presently I realize that, with the accelerated redistribution of
meteorites in various collections through trades, web contacts, E-Bay
offers....my list badly needs an new update, for which I will send a
call for new info & data in some very near future.

 From this latest comlation (2007 - 2010), I can just tell you this:

1) TCU museum (Fort Worth, TX) apparently held a piece of 30.9 grams.
It was not specified whether this came from the Monnig collection.
This figure is from 2007 and apparently did not change in 2010,
although I was in a regular mail connection with David New at the time
(though I never asked him specifically to update this figure).

2) Matteo had contacted me some time in 2007, reporting he had in
collection 2 Ensisheim pieces weighing together 2.06 grams.
He specified both came from the Monnig collection.
I neither know the individual weights, nor their Monnig numbers.

Hope Matteo can help more.

Happy hunting!


Prof. Zelimir Gabelica
Universit? de Haute Alsace
3, Rue A. Werner,
F-68093 Mulhouse Cedex, France
Tel: +33 (0)3 89 33 68 94
Martin Goff <msgmeteorites at gmail.com> a ?crit?:
> Just found the following post from Matteo Chinellato dated 1st
> September 2002, he mentions having a Monnig Ensisheim specimen for
> sale with old label. This could possibly be the 218.1 numbered
> specimen that i am chasing info on. Anyone have any knowledge of this?
> Matteo, if you still read the list could you email please? I have the
> 218.2 specimen, the current Monnig/TCU specimen is listed as 23 grams
> and is number 218.4 so Matteos sale piece should only be either 218.1
> or 218.3 (which i dont know the weight of)
> Hello all
> I have update my collection site, arrive to 495
> pieces! New arrival is NWA 1110 from the main 118 gr.
> of fragments found, NWA 1052-1054 new acapulcoites,
> HaH 180 a very nice meteorite, HaH 183 - the Sampson
> meteorite - Lost Creek - Sampson II - others NWA,
> Chinquetti and others.....others in arrive is
> Mauerkirchen, Hoba gr.5 slice, Ensisheim from Monnig
> Collection with old label, Mocs and others....
> http://www.mcomemeteorite.info
> Regards
> Matteo
> Thanks again all
> Cheers
> Martin
> --
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