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Lunar Meteorite Compendium Acknowledgements

Any discussion of lunar meteorites must acknowledge the efforts of Dr. Randy Korotev at Washington University in St. Louis, who has maintained a lunar meteorite website in a timely, responsible, and instructive manner. The compendium was initiated by constructing chapters about the lunar meteorites in the US Antarctic meteorite collection. These have been characterized, processed, and analyzed over 25 years. Cecilia Satterwhite, Kathleen McBride, and Carol Schwarz all provided information and input into the chapters about these samples. In addition, discussions with Gary Lofgren, Larry Nyquist, Chuck Meyer, and Don Bogard have provided insight into the relations between meteorites and Apollo/Luna samples.

The second group of samples covered is comprised of lunar meteorites collected by the JARE expeditions, and curated by the National Institute of Polar Research in Tokyo. Thanks are due to Dr. Hideyasu Kojima and the staff of the NIPR for providing information regarding the beautiful and unique samples in the NIPR collection. In addition, discussions with Akira Yamaguchi, Keiji Misawa, Tomoko Arai about particular samples have helped my understanding of their significance. Addi Bischoff, Jutta Zipfel, and Otto Eugster have provided information about other lunar meteorites, especially those from hot deserts.

CAPTEM is acknowledged for the interest in this project and for providing much needed reviews of many of the chapters. Cecilia Satterwhite reviewed and proofread many of the chapters and documents comprising the compendium. Alene Simmons typed and formatted all of the lunar meteorite references in the bibliography, many of which were typed originally by R. Korotev for his Lunar Meteorite website.

I would like to thank Chuck Meyer of NASA-JSC for his guidance, insights, and rapid feedback on chapters, philosophies, and content. I have renewed appreciation for his Mars Meteorite and Lunar Sample Compendia after completing this initial lunar meteorite compendium on only 42 samples.