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:

  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. 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)
  5. 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:

 NameFind/FallDateLocationClassificationTKW
1NWA 7874Find2013MoroccoEucrite873 g
2NWA 7875Find2013MoroccoH7476 g
3NWA 7988Find2013Northwest AfricaLL6116 g
4NWA 7989Find2013Northwest AfricaEucrite-pmict510 g
5NWA 8183Find2013Northwest AfricaLL(L)3.2307 g
6NWA 8276Find2013Northwest AfricaL3.00789 g
7Jbilet WinselwanFind2013Western SaharaCM26 kg
8NWA 10016Find2014Northwest AfricaMartian (shergottite)11 g
9NWA 10644Find2016Northwest AfricaLunar (feldsp. breccia)166 g
10NWA 10921Find2016Northwest AfricaDiogenite137 g
11NWA 11013Find2016Northwest AfricaMartian (nakhlite)20.8 g
12JeminayFind2017Xinjiang, ChinaIron, ungrouped6.43 kg
13NWA 11896Find2017Northwest AfricaMartian (polymict breccia)14 g
14NWA 11474Find2017Northwest AfricaLunar (feldsp. breccia)586 g
15NWA 11637Find2017MoroccoIron, IIAB4.37 kg
16NWA 12000Find2017MoroccoIron, IIAB225 g
17NWA 12002Find2017MoroccoMartian (shergottite)5 g
18Serra PeladaFall2017Para, BrazilEucrite12 kg
19Lahmada 020Find2018Western SaharaLunar (feldsp. breccia)12.17 kg
20NWA 12001Find2018MoroccoH55.23 kg
21NWA 12003Find2018MoroccoCK647 g
22NWA 12535Find2018Northwest AfricaCV3467 g
23NWA 12416Find2018Northwest AfricaC3-ung875 g
24NWA 12924Find2018NigerH5-melt breccia5.75 kg