Meteorites for Research
My passion is providing meteorites for research to meteoriticists and institutions by either purchase, loan or donation. I particularly enjoy finding meteorite specimens with unusual features in my collection or inventory, and then contacting the researcher with that interest or expertise who may be interested. As such, I have been able to contribute to meteoritic science (even in small ways) in the following papers:
- CAI IN THE HIGHLY UNEQUILIBRATED ORDINARY CHONDRITE NORTHWEST AFRICA 8276: IMPLICATIONS FOR CAI FORMATION AND PROCESSING. S. S. Russell, et. al. 2016 (Loan of TS: Credit given to M. Ouzillou)
- INVESTIGATIONS OF CARBON PHASES IN CANYON DIABLO METEORITE. A. Karczemska, T. Jakbubowski, M. Ouzillou, et. al. 2016 (Loan of meteorite specimen: Credit given to M. Ouzillou)
- SPHERULES IN THE MARTIAN POLYMICT BRECCIAS. II. CHEMICAL SEDIMENTARY PROCESSES ON MARS. M. Humayun, et. al. 2019 (Loan of meteorite specimen: Credit given to M. Ouzillou)
- MESQUITE: PETROGRAPHY, ALUMINUM-26 CHRONOMETRY, AND BE-B SYSTEMATICS OF AN UNUSUALLY LARGE MELILITE-RICH CAI FROM THE NORTHWEST AFRICA (NWA) 7892 CO3.0 CHONDRITE. A. T. Hertwig, E. T. Dunham, et. al. 2019 (Identified abnormally large CAI in CO3.0 meteorite: No direct credit given, but the “Mesquite” CAI was named after me, Mendy)
- INITIAL DESCRIPTION OF AN IMPACT MELT CLAST IN LL3 CHONDRITE NORTHWEST AFRICA 10598. T.L. Dunn, et. al. 2019 (Identified unusual clast: No credit given)
Note: When specimens are sold to an institution, there is no expectation for the seller to be credited in any publication related to those specimens.
In the event a museum or type specimen repository cannot provide a researcher a specimen/sample (especially for destructive analysis) from their collection, I will attempt to locate the required material from trusted sources. Though I cannot source Antarctic meteorites, I have been successful in finding oftentimes rare or obscure meteorites for my research clients.
Like many other collectors and dealers, I am committed to supporting and furthering the science of meteoritics. Like anyone who acquires meteorites new to the market, either by buying from finders or by recovering meteorites from a fresh fall, I have had my specimen(s) classified. As part of that process, I strive to provide the most complete information possible and work with the classifying scientists to make sure the final submitted write-up to the NomCom truly reflects the composition and variety displayed by the meteorite. I have classified, been part of the classification process or been included as one of the mass holders of the following meteorites:
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