A meteorite hunter
Luc Labenne
Luc Labenne - Meteorite hunter

Son métier : explorer des déserts chauds et froids à la recherche de météorites pour les étudier et les partager à tous. Son travail est reconnu par l’ensemble de la communauté scientifique. Il collabore couramment avec les musées et les universités du monde entier.

Luc Labenne is a member of the Meteoritical Society, an official organisation whose headquarters is located in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the University of Arkansas, United States. One of the missions of this organisation is to identify all new meteorites and make their classification.

HOW ARE THE METEORITES CERTIFIED ?

The meteorites ornamenting the Collision bracelets were analysed and classified by Luc Labenne. When they come into his possession, the meteoric stones are analysed in order to define their chemical composition.


Further analyses are carried out by the experts of the Meteoritical Society to officially classify the stones in the Meteoritical Bulletin and include them in the database available online.

Examples of analyses conducted by the Meteoritical Society

In order to determine the lunar origin of a stone, scientists use as a reference samples brought back by Apollo astronauts. A comparative study is then carried out to confirm the lunar origin.


To determine the martian origin of a stone, scientists specialised in meteorites use a technique discovered in 1983 by Donald Bogard and Pratt Johnson. It consists in piercing fine bubbles in the meteorite. These bubbles contain small amounts of gas from the martian atmosphere corresponding precisely to the analyses conducted by the Viking probe in 1976. Those same analyses are used today as a reference by the scientists studying martian meteorites.

a bracelet made in France
A UNIQUE EXPERTISE
With the Collision© bracelet range, Spacefox is proud to present a piece of jewellery made and assembled on French territory.

From the production of the casing to the manufacture of the elastomer bracelet, every step of the process was made possible thanks to the expertise of French craftsmen and manufacturers, including meteorite cutting.
A UNIQUE EXPERTISE
À travers la gamme de bracelets Collision©, Spacefox est fier de présenter un bijou fabriqué et assemblé sur le territoire français.

From the production of the casing to the manufacture of the elastomer bracelet, every step of the process was made possible thanks to the expertise of French craftsmen and manufacturers, including meteorite cutting.
THE CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY ON THE BLOCKCHAIN

Ensure the authenticity and the origin of your stone is crucial for Spacefox. Thanks to Spacefox, you can use the ELROND and the Maiar smartphone app to keep your certificate of authenticity safe. As a bonus, you will receive a Collision NFT, which will be the digital alter ego of your bracelet!

What is a blockchain?

In the first place, a blockchain is a storage and data transmission technology. This technology offers high standards of transparency and security as it works without a central review body. It allows its users, connected to the network, to share data without an intermediary. We can consider the blockchain as a database containing the history of exchanges between its users since its creation.

WHAT IS AN NFT?

An NFT (Non-Fungible Token) is a certificate which designates the person who obtains it as the sole owner of a digital artwork.

Slide 1
MARTIAN METEORITE

Classification_
Poikilitic Shergottite
Matricule_
NWA 14047 P
Year of discovery_
2020
Place of discovery_
North West Africa
Original mass_
1250g

Geochemistry_
Pigeonite
Subcalcic Augite
Fayalite
Maskelynite

classified by_
A. Irving, Washington University,
P. Carpenter, Washington University, Saint Louis.

Meteoritical Society_
Slide 1
LUNAR METEORITE

Classification_
Regolith Breccia
Matricule_
NWA 10782
Year of discovery_
2015
Place of discovery_
North West Africa
Original mass_
39g

Geochemistry_
Pyroxene
Olivine
Spinel
Plagioclase

classified by_
R. Hewins, National Museum of Natural History, Paris

Meteoritical Society_
Slide 1
IRON METEORITE

Classification_
Iron-Fine Octahedrite
Matricule_
Muonionalusta
Year of discovery_
1906
Place of discovery_
Sweden
Original mass_
230kg

Geochemistry_
Iron
Nickel

Exposure of the original mass_
National Museum of Natural History of Sweden, Stockholm

Meteoritical Society_
Slide 1
MARTIAN METEORITE

Classification:
Poikilitic Shergottite
Matricule :
NWA 14047 P
Discovery year :
2020
Place of discovery :
North West Africa
Original mass :
1250g
GEOCHIMY

Pigeonite
Subcalcic Augite
Fayalite
Maskelynite
CLASSIFIED BY

A. Irving, Washington University,
P. Carpenter, Washington University, Saint Louis.
METEORITICAL SOCIETY

Slide 1
LUNAR METEORITE

Classification:
Regolith Breccia
Matricule :
NWA 10782
Discovery year :
2015
Place of discovery :
North West Africa
Original mass :
39g
GEOCHIMY

Pyroxene
Olivine
Spinel
Plagioclase
CLASSIFIED BY

R. Hewins, National Museum of Natural History, Paris
METEORITICAL SOCIETY

Slide 1
IRON METEORITE

Classification:
Iron-Fine Octahedrite
Matricule :
Muonionalusta
Discovery year :
1906
Place of discovery :
Sweden
Original mass :
230kg
GEOCHIMY

Iron
Nickel
EXPOSURE OF THE ORIGINAL MASS

National Museum of Natural History of Sweden, Stockolm
METEORITICAL SOCIETY