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GeoClub to sell minerals, fossils and meteorites


October 05, 2010

The GeoClub at Arizona State University will have a three-day sale from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Oct. 19-21, in front of the Bateman Physical Sciences Center F Wing on ASU's Tempe campus.

On sale will be meteorites; etched stony iron and pallisites; fossils from the Green River formation; Banded Iron Formation (BIF); 2- 2-5-billion year-old cut polished slabs; cut, polished mineral spheres; raw minerals; amethyst from Brazil; and Ammonite fossils from Morocco, among other things.

Ten percent of the sales will go to the Ravi DeFilippo Memorial Scholarship Fund. DeFilipo a 2009 ASU geological science graduate, was killed Aug. 1 when he was working in a trench that collapsed at a mining site in Peru.

DeFilippo, who graduated cum laude, was working for a geological engineering firm at the time of the accident.

For more information contact Vicki Mills at vmills@asu.edu.