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Luc Labenne is reknown for his passion and enthousiaste involvement into the meteorite world, for now 20 years. As his main focus is the meteorites hunting, Luc Labenne is also recognized for his expertise, and works on a regular basis with national museums and research labs. He is also the founder and CEO of Labenne Météorites, a company specialized in the research and sale of meteorites (from the basics to the rarest ones), providing officials institutions and private collectors.
How does one become a meteorite hunter ?
Since the early 70's, the american (ANSMET organization) and japanese (NIPR organization) governments organized a few expeditions aiming Antartica, with the main purpose to discover meteorites. But it is only in the 90's that the amazing potential of hot deserts, as the Sahara, is known. These deserts are, in fact, a very good location to find a large amount of meteorites.
Luc Labenne is, for his part, an enthousiaste from the very beginning : the meteorites hunting is a family tradition ! Initiated since his childhood, Luc Labenne followed the way of professionalization, in creating Labenne Météorites. The main purpose of this company is to put into the light the wonderful potential of hot deserts. With a research based on a systematic method, new meteorites are very often discovered, some of them presenting very interesting features for researches projects. The growing interest in meteoritics by a wider public goes naturally with the contemporary interest for space and its exploration. The french public especially discovered meteoritics and meteorites hunting with a documentary called "Chasseurs de Météorites" ("Meteorites Hunters"), produced in 1998 for the french cultural show "Des Racines et des Ailes".
Our compagy : Labenne Météorites
Our firm organize the research and collect of meteorites (old and new falls) into hot deserts, essentially into the Sahara but also into the Atacama desert. This activity led us to discover thousands of meteorites during the last eight years. Our meteorites are known under the name of SAHARA, DHOFAR, and ITQIY.
Those meteorites are the objects of several scientific researches from famous universities, laboratories, museums and other institutions in France, Europa, North America and Japan. Some of our findings are conserved and exposed into prestigious collection, as for exemple:
- The Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle of Paris ;
- The Natural History Museum of London ;
- The Naturhistorische Museum of Vienna ;
- The Museum Für Naturkunde of Berlin ;
- The American Museum of National History of New York ;
- The Chicago Field Museum ;
- Several private and public collections in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.
We are member of the Meteoritical Society, official institution devoted to the study of meteorites,, based into the University of Kansas, USA. One of the main purpose of this organism is classification of every new meteorites found, after several tests in laboratory.
The Meteoritical Society is also responsible of the scientific publication Meteoritics and Planetary Science, fully dedicated to meteorites. Our meteorites are reknowned and registered by this organism. They also publish an annual bulletin, called Meteoritical Bulletin, which is listing the meteorites and all other informations related.
The Meteoritical Society also provide a database with all the official registered meteorites, with all the known details about fall, finding, classifications and analyses, official collections and collectors : Search The Data Base.
(Luc Labenne - credits: Le Parisien)
If you need any further informations, you can...
- Consult our firm Website : http://www.meteorites-et-bijoux.com
- Follow our Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/meteorites.tv/
- Send us an email : firstname.lastname@example.org
- Or call us to the : (+33)01.45.80.04.56.
- Luc Labenne
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