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Preserving the history of each individual meteorite specimen is every bit as important as the physical preservation of the specimen itself, as provenance is more than just origin - it is also the chain-of-custody. Within this chain can blossom extraordinary stories of an individual specimen's interaction with the people that cared for and studied it and, at least on occasion, these individual stories can be even more remarkable than the scientific fascinations that all meteorites inherently contain within.
Meteorite curators and collectors have a duty - an obligation, really - to preserve the intangible as well as the tangible. It is my humble hope that, in the geologic flash of time I am accountable for The Bandli Collection, I am helping to set the best example possible. - Mike Bandli, 2009
While I am busy re-structuring the scope and purpose of the collection, please enjoy the Meteorite Archive Gallery of Meteorites, which is a small gallery of specimens that have moved on to other collections: