Mr. Monnig’s Collection

Dr. Arthur Ehlmann

Dr. Arthur Ehlmann

Personally, I have known Dr. Ehlmann a long time. How long exactly? Since I received a question through EBay… It must have been early in 2001. I had posted a small fragment of NWA 753 Rumurutite and this person was asking if I had a much larger piece available,—perfect spelling, perfect grammar and punctuation, unusual […]

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HARRIMAN (of)

HARRIMAN (of)

The Harriman file is much bigger than the others with few pictures but many letters detailing a long, convoluted and difficult negotiation with many players. It was carried out by an associate of Oscar Monnig, who goes by the name of Vega or Bunch, not his real name according to Dr. Ehlmann, a resourceful person […]

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The Atoka Meteorite

The Atoka Meteorite

Atoka is a small town in the wooded hills of southern Oklahoma, some 100 miles north of Fort Worth and TCU, as the crow or the meteorite flies. According to Wikipedia, it was settled by the Choctaw Indians in the 1830s and eventually named after their chief by a Baptist missionary, and besides a small […]

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LEEDEY Meteorite

LEEDEY Meteorite

The Leedey meteorite fell in the evening of November 25, 1943 in western Oklahoma. The story of its recovery tells marvelously well how the traveling conditions and the communications have changed in the last 70 years. It is also a marvelous example of collaboration between the two best known meteorites hunters of the time: Oscar […]

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GLEN ROSE and SQUAW CREEK

GLEN ROSE and SQUAW CREEK

Somervell County, about 55 miles (almost 90 km) south-west of Fort Worth, is the second smallest county in Texas, famous for some of the best preserved dinosaur tracks along the Paluxy River in the central part of the county and also for having been a big producer of moonshine during Prohibition, according to the Texas […]

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Somervell County Pallasite

Somervell County Pallasite

INTRODUCTION Oscar E. Monnig was born in Fort Worth, Texas on September 2, 1902. Although he received a law degree from the University of Texas in 1925, he worked for the family business, a chain of dry goods stores all his life and eventually became the President of the Company, before selling it in 1981 […]

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