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James Maxime DuPont was a renowned collector of meteors.

Born : April 7th 1912 at 11:45 PM on 82 Balgreen Road Edinburgh Scotland to the parents : Jean Rene Claudius Dupont (Analytical chemist) and Rachel Marie Marguerite Dupont MS Grandguillot

who were Married 1908 June 27 La_Rivière-Saint-Sauveur Saint-Sauveur / La Riviere France.

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[1] He also founded a industrial thermoplastics company.[2] He had the largest private collection of meteors in the world at the time of his death, and they were donated to Planetary_Studies_Foundation. This impressive collection had 1,719 individual meteorites, with a total mass over 500 kilograms. [3] The Planetary_Studies_Foundation then donated them the Field_Museum_of_Natural_History, the combined collection had more than 1,700 meteors and a estimated value of $3 million.[4]

List of Meteors

One of his meteors is displayed here the Miller Meteor.[1]

Here is an article about the Collescipoli meteor.[2]


  1. ^ [ "Memorial for James Maxime DuPont (1912-1991) Meteoritics, vol. 27, page 105"]. 
  2. ^ "James M. DuPont, Manufacturer, 79". 
  3. ^ "The James M. DuPont Collection of Meteorites: 1950s to 1991". 
  4. ^ "Gift to Chicago's Field Museum establishes world's largest nongovernment meteorite collection". 


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