About

First Name

FRANK

Last Name

THOMPSON

Nickname

dusty

Country

United States

Membership Information

Membership Type

Collector

Member Number

G0017

Knowledge & Background

Personal Background Information

I became interested in meteorites because how neat is it to hold something from space in your hands?

I think my first purchase was 30 gr piece of Sericho. My favorite now is Almahata Sitta because of all the different lithologies found in one fall.

I have put together a decent collection of miscellaneous types, lunar, martian, and carbonaceous. My favorites are carbonaceous especially Moapa Valley, Sutters Mill, Tarda, and Murchison.

I have obtained pieces from Doug Chenin, Mark Arjadal, Matt Stream, Mark Lyon, and various other dealers.

I consider David Libuszowski a friend and mentor. I watch Topher’s hang outs for the knowledge and science presented in easy to understand format.

GMA is helpful because I can contact members with huge knowledge about everything meteorite related and get information I need.