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Remembering Ron Hartman, by Dorothy Norton & Anne Black

Remembering Ron Hartman, by Dorothy Norton & Anne Black

IMCA Insights – October 2011 Remembering Ron Hartman, by Dorothy Norton & Anne Black Ron Hartman Many people in the meteorite community knew Ron as a collector and dealer. Some recall that he was gentle, patient and a generous mentor, always willing to answer a question or help solve a problem. Not everyone knows that […]

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IMCA Insights – August 2011

2011 IMCA Board Elections The snow has all melted on the Rockies. The Denver Show is just a few weeks away. Yes, it is this time of the year again, time for our Yearly Elections! And to make it absolutely sure that not one single member missed this opportunity to become a Director or to […]

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Ensisheim 2011

Ensisheim 2011

From:  JMMasson, France, (First visit to Ensisheim). Hello, I have so many “best” memories of the Show, but I will name 3 above all: First: meeting a grand lady of 57 kilos; despite its age and its oh-so-well known story, in print everywhere, to see it in person for the first time is an astounding […]

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IMCA Insights – June 2011

IMCA Insights – June 2011

IMCA Insights – June 2011 A recent meteorite fall in the village of Sołtmany, Poland by Andrzej S. Pilski In a farm along a picturesque lake in the Mazurkas region of Poland, the owner woke up and opened a window, then suddenly she heard a whistling noise followed by a loud bang and crash as […]

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IMCA Insights – May 2011

IMCA Insights – May 2011

IMCA Insights – May 2011 How it all started – Part 2 by Anne Black & Various IMCA Members In December 2010 I asked our members for input for our IMCA Insights, and a few questions that would shed light on the different backgrounds of those members who were willing to answer. I asked: How […]

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IMCA Insights – March 2011

IMCA Insights – March 2011

Every year, during the Annual Meeting, the Meteoritical Society chooses the winners of several different Awards, one of them being the Brian Mason Award, it rewards the best abstract submitted by a student to the Meteoritical Society’s Annual Meeting. It is of special interest to us because this award is sponsored by the International Meteorite […]

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IMCA Insights – February 2011

IMCA Insights – February 2011

IMCA Insights – February 2011 The Morasko iron shower – a few scientific and ethical questions by Andrzej S. Pilski In recent years meteorite hunters, armed with modern metal detectors, raised Morasko to the position of the largest European iron shower. Despite those numerous finds our knowledge of the shower itself has not increased as […]

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IMCA Insights – January 2011

IMCA Insights – January 2011

IMCA Insights – January 2011 How it all started – Part 1 by Anne Black & Various IMCA Members In December 2010 I asked our members for input for our IMCA Insights, and a few questions that would shed light on the different backgrounds of those members who were willing to answer. I asked: How […]

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IMCA Insights – December 2010

IMCA Insights – December 2010 Introduction to the New Board of Directors by the IMCA Board of Directors This special edition of IMCA Insights is an introduction to the new IMCA Board of Directors. The nine new and old IMCA Board Members introduce themselves in the following essays – enjoy! Martin Altmann Board Member Born […]

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IMCA Insights – November 2010

IMCA Insights – November 2010

IMCA Insights – November 2010 Munich Mineral Show 2010 by Martin Altmann Autumn – time for the big Munich Show. Together with Tucson the marker, the indicator for the meteoritical course of the following year. Warm fall winds bestowed days of sun and pushed the panorama of the Alps closer to the city. Full of […]

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IMCA Insights – October 2010

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IMCA Insights – September 2010

IMCA Insights – September 2010

IMCA Insights – September 2010 Commemorating the Schwetz Iron by Andrzej S. Pilski More than 20 years ago I started my meteorite adventure by reading a great work by Dr. Jerzy Pokrzywnicki „Meteorites of Poland” (Studia Geologica Polonica, Vol. 15, 1964). Then I visited Polish meteorite collections to learn how meteorites actually do look like. […]

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IMCA Insights – August 2010

IMCA Insights – August 2010 2010 IMCA Board Elections – Special Edition In the last years, many of our Members complained that they hadn’t been aware of our annual elections to the IMCA Board of Directors. It turned out that several of these Members didn’t receive our IMCA Mailing List messages, or that these messages […]

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