Last week at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, I shot a number of videos with prominent meteorite dealers who were set up at the Tucson Hotel City Center (formerly the InnSuites). The second one I shot features Anne Black of Impactika Meteorites in Denver, whose video is posted here. Anne specializes in affordable meteorites for collectors and has an amazing collection of historical falls, i.e., important meteorites from well-known impacts throughout history. She also has the largest collection of meteorite thin sections in existence (about 600 in all). Additionally, Anne proudly features a number of really interesting meteorites in her tour, including Almahata Sitta (also known as asteroid 2008 TC3), which was recovered recently in the Sudanese desert. She also has for sale Somervell County, the only pallasite ever discovered in Texas.
I encourage you to check out Anne’s web site devoted to meteorites, www.impactika.com, which showcases her inventory and is illustrated beautifully. You’ll see a wide range of amazing museum-grade historic falls, a great selection of thin sections, and many affordable falls from a wide variety of locations.
Anne also sells a fantastic book that I highly recommend to each of you: Meteorites by Alain Carion of the University of Paris, a well known mineralogist, meteorite expert, and mineral dealer. The second edition of this book has just been published, and Anne translated it into English from French. Every meteorite collector should own this important book. It is available on Impactika.com for $20.
Over the coming days, I’ll continue to post other meteorite videos from the Tucson show.