[meteorite-list] Ensisheim Meteorite & Show
From: Michael Farmer <mike_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:42:30 -0700
Yes. We all all excited to head back to Europe for fine food, fine drink, and fine meteorite friends. Some fine treasure will be icing on the cake:)
I will attend as usual and same as Greg, any requests for material should be made now. I plan on traveling light this year.
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> On Jun 13, 2014, at 4:15 PM, Greg Hup? via Meteorite-list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> wrote:
> Hello All,
> In just a few short days some of us will start making or way to Europe and congregate at the Ensisheim and Sainte Marie aux Mines shows. I am looking forward to seeing many of my friends there, Ensisheim has always been my favorite show when it comes down to pure meteorites, no beads or junk, just meteorites and fun meteorite people! I am not sure what I am bringing to offer for sale yet, so if I have anything that you may be interested in, please send me an email and I will do my best to bring anything of interest.
> Here is a little Ensisheim history to get warmed up by...
> Ensisheim meteorite...
> ...a meteorite whose descent from the sky onto a wheat field in Alsace (now part of France) in 1492 is one of the earliest instances of a meteorite fall on record. Maximillian I, who was proclaimed Holy Roman emperor soon afterward, assembled his council to determine the significance of this event; their verdict was that the meteorite was a favorable omen for success in Maximilian?s wars with France and Turkey. Accordingly, Maximilian ordered the Ensisheim stone to be placed with an appropriate inscription in the local parish church. The meteorite was fixed to the wall with iron crampons to prevent it from wandering at night or departing in the same violent manner in which it had arrived. It resides in the town of Ensisheim today, although visitors in the intervening centuries chipped off all but 56 kg (123 pounds) of its original 127-kg mass.
> See you at the show!!
> Best Regards,
> Greg Hup?
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Received on Fri 13 Jun 2014 07:42:30 PM PDT