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Meteorite Times Magazine is an on-line bi-monthly magazine devoted to every area of meteorite interest. Readers will find it full of meteorite articles, images, and stories about the people of the meteorite community. It is brought to you by The Meteorite Exchange, Inc. Read and learn about meteorites through the eyes of meteorite collectors, hunters, dealers, and researchers, as they study, hunt for, photograph, and collect meteorites from around the world. Join us six times a year for new issues full of meteorite information, news, and photography. Back issues from the last 12 years are always available for further study also.

Accretion Desk

The Twodot Chondrite: Montana’s Only Stone Meteorite

The Twodot Chondrite: Montana’s Only Stone Meteorite

About two months before the end of last century, an hunter scouting a heard of elk literally crawled up on a meteorite. How did he know it was a meteorite and not one of the other billions of rocks lying around? Well, he just did. He believed it was from space even though the finder […]

Micro Visions

Metal in DaG 1040 CV3

Metal in DaG 1040 CV3

Dar al Gani 1040 is from central Libya, found on a long limestone plateau at about 2,000 feet elevation. We’ve looked at DaG 1040 before and noted its friable matrix, varied chondrules and prominent metal. Here we’ll concentrate on the metal. All photos, except the first two, are of thin sections in incident light.

Mr. Monnig's Collection

Dr. Arthur Ehlmann

Dr. Arthur Ehlmann

Personally, I have known Dr. Ehlmann a long time. How long exactly? Since I received a question through EBay… It must have been early in 2001. I had posted a small fragment of NWA 753 Rumurutite and this person was asking if I had a much larger piece available,—perfect spelling, perfect grammar and punctuation, unusual […]

Space Rocks Magazine

February 2016 issue of SPACE ROCKS MAGAZINE

February 2016 issue of SPACE ROCKS MAGAZINE

After much thought I have decided to publish a new quarterly magazine about hunting, collecting, and the science of rocks from outer space. I will not be accepting yearly subscription payments, only payments as each individual issue is published and ready to mail out to the subscribers. If you have any questions please send me […]

Jim's Fragments

The 2016 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

The 2016 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

To tell the truth I do not really know how many times I have attended the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show but it has to be close to 25. I start getting excited about going just about New Year’s and struggle to get through the month of January. This year Paul and I went for […]

Norm's Tektite Teasers

A monument to Billitonites!

A monument to Billitonites!

Streets radiate from a focal roundabout at the city center of Belitung Island’s largest metropolis, Tanjung Pandan. Within this roundabout is a formal garden in the shape of a flower, and at its center is a pool ringed with jetting fountains. Rising from the pool are six massive tiled columns supporting a hexagonal platform slab […]

Meteorite People

James D. Kriegh

James D. Kriegh

In Memory of James D. Kriegh 1928 – 2007 Meteorite-Times was blessed with the opportunity to interview Jim Kriegh in October 2006. Jim was loved by all and although now gone he will never be forgotten. Meteorite-Times (MT) What or who got you interested in meteorites and how old were you when you got your […]

Meteorite Of The Month

Sariçiçek Howardite Meteorite 132.75 grams

Sariçiçek Howardite Meteorite 132.75 grams

Our Meteorite of the Month is kindly provided by Tucson Meteorites who hosts The Meteorite Picture of the Day. Observed fall 2 September 2015, Bingol, Saricicek village, Turkey. Pronounced Sari-Chi-chek, meaning ‘yellow flower’. Submit Pictures to Meteorite Pictures of the Day

Bob's Findings

Is it a Tektite or a Pseudo-tektite?

Is it a Tektite or a Pseudo-tektite?

Is it a Tektite or a Pseudo-tektite? Now there is a quick test to tell the difference. As they say in Hollywood, “Let’s cut to the chase.” So, I will admit right now, this “quick test” will require a hand-held XRF analyzer. At least, that was the device that I was lucky enough to get […]

Guest Articles

More Than Meteorites In Meteorite Collections

More Than Meteorites In Meteorite Collections

It would come as no surprise to any long time reader that I love everything about Meteor Crater. I love the history of the investigations and I love all the varied rocks from the site. Over the years I have gathered a few things that while not meteoritic themselves are from the crater. For me […]

IMCA Insights

Understanding the Early Solar System through the Analysis of Meteorites: The Process of Maximizing Data while Minimizing Sample Destruction

Understanding the Early Solar System through the Analysis of Meteorites: The Process of Maximizing Data while Minimizing Sample Destruction

Ellen J. Crapster-Pregont1,2 1.Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades, NY, 10964, USA. 2.Dept. of Earth and Planetary Science, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, 10024, USA. Every year approximately 40,000 meteorites make it to Earth’s surface. This value is based on camera network meteor data (Halliday et al., 1989; Bland, 2005) and weathering […]

Tektite Of The Month

Zhamanshin Exploration

Zhamanshin Exploration

by Roman Davidov (revisited from the June 2003 issue of Meteorite Times) Zhamanshin. This word translated from Kazakh language like “bad soil” or “land without anything growing on it”. Firstly, peculiarity of this place noticed in 1936 by V.Vahrameev and later in 1941 by A.Yanshin. This two scientists noticed the presence of Paleozoic rocks among […]

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