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James M. DuPont Meteorite Collection
« am: Oktober 08, 2012, 06:04:12 Vormittag »
Hallo zusammen,

vielleicht kennt der eine oder andere die James M. DuPont Meteorite Collection. Weiß zufällig jemand, was mit der Sammlung, oder einzelnen Meteoriten nach dem Tod DuPonts passiert ist?



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Re: James M. DuPont Meteorite Collection
« Antwort #1 am: Oktober 08, 2012, 08:05:57 Vormittag »
Ich habe auf die Schnelle folgende Informationen gefunden:

The  Field Museum's collection  of  Meteorites
has a long history.  It began with the 1893 Columbian Exposition
held  in  Chicago  to  commemorate  the  400th  anniversary of Co-
lumbus' arrival in the new world.  The exposition displayed new
technologies, architectural innovations and advancements in the
sciences.    170  meteorites  from  Ward's  Natural  Sciences  Estab-
lishment were displayed along with various fossils, minerals and
gemstones in the Mines and Minerals building. After the Colum-
bian Exposition the meteorite collection was purchased by Mar-
shall  Field  and  displayed  at  Columbian  Museum  of  Chicago,
later renamed The Field Museum of Natural History.  In 1921,
the meteorite collection moved to the Museum’s current location,
south of downtown Chicago.  Over the years, the collection grew
through donations, purchases and exchanges.  In 2009 the mete-
orite  collection  increased  dramatically  with  the  donation  of  the
Planetary Studies Foundation and James M. DuPont Collections.
At the time of his death in 1991 DuPont held the world's largest
private  collection  of  meteorites  [1,2]
.    The  Center  houses  over
2200 named meteorites and over 6600 total specimens stored in
dust-free cabinets in a climate controlled facility.

Colonel (IL) J.N. Pritzker (Retired), founder and president of the Chicago-based Tawani Foundation, presented the Field with a gift of $7.3 million to establish the Center named for his father.

In addition to the Pritzker endowment is the donation of its meteorite collections by the Planetary Studies Foundation of Galena, Illinois that includes more than 1,700 meteorite specimens, valued at around $3 million. These collections were assembled by the late James M. DuPont of Watchung, New Jersey and the Planetary Studies Foundation. They will join the more than 2,000 meteorite specimens already in The Field Museum's collection.

« Letzte Änderung: Oktober 08, 2012, 08:29:12 Vormittag von karmaka »


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Re: James M. DuPont Meteorite Collection
« Antwort #2 am: Oktober 08, 2012, 08:07:18 Vormittag »

Ich hab eine Allende-Individual aus der Ex-duPont-Collection und habe mir dazu folgendes notiert:

"The DuPont collection was formed from the mid 1950’s until 1991 when James DuPont died. It was acknowledged at its time to be the largest and most important private meteorite collection worldwide, containing over 1,700 specimen with a total mass of > 500 kg. (...) 1994 the DuPont Collection has been transferred to the Planetary Studies Foundation, Algonquin, Illinois."

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Re: James M. DuPont Meteorite Collection
« Antwort #3 am: Oktober 08, 2012, 10:29:02 Vormittag »
Danke für die Infos


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