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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 Felix Carbonaceous Chondrite: A 3.3 from 1900.

The Felix Carbonaceous Chondrite: A 3.3 from 1900.

Thirty minutes before noon on May 15th 1900, a single stone flew down from space through a clear blue sky. It attracted the attention of those in that region of Alabama having generated the sound of thunder during its supersonic passage through the thin atmosphere of earth. Using the metaphors of the day, one witness […]

Bob's Findings

Bob’s Bulletin – A newsletter for “orphaned” meteorites from the USA.

Bob’s Bulletin – A newsletter for “orphaned” meteorites from the USA.

Here in the United States of America, if you want to get a meteorite classified, you have to pay some professional to get it done. It does sound like the American-way, but there was a time not too long ago that you could get a classification done on your meteorite just for the price of […]

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 […]

IMCA Insights

Kamil Crater (Egypt) a natural laboratory to study shock metamorphism and impact melting

Kamil Crater (Egypt) a natural laboratory to study shock metamorphism and impact melting

Kamil Crater is one of the most recent discovered impact craters. It was incidentally identified in 2008 by Vincenzo De Michele (Italy) during a Google Earth survey while he was searching for ruins of prehistoric settlements in a rocky desert area of the southwestern part of Egypt (22°01’06’’N, 26°05’16’’E; Figure 1). In 2010, an Italian-Egyptian […]

Jim's Fragments

Meteorite Imaging

Meteorite Imaging

One of the wonderful things that the Internet has brought to us is the vast amount of images available on every topic. For meteorites many different issues can create challenges for getting images done well. Even as I write this I realize that I will not be able to show the images in this article […]

Micro Visions

Symplectites in NWA 5784 diogenite

Symplectites in NWA 5784 diogenite

The wavy black forms signal a symplectitic texture. Symplectites appear in metals, minerals and other materials. They are intergrowths of two or more constituents and appear in a variety of configurations. They may be considered a disequilibrium textural feature. The different phases may form from: a single phase that becomes unstable from a pressure or […]

Meteorite People

Laura Atkins Interview

Laura Atkins Interview

This feature is devoted to one of the personalities within the meteorite community. This month we are delighted to share an interview we had with Laura Atkins. (MT) What or who got you interested in meteorites and how old were you when you got your first meteorite? (LA) I have always been a rock hound, […]

Meteorite Of The Month

Peekskill Meteorite 103.66 grams

Peekskill Meteorite 103.66 grams

Our Meteorite of the Month is kindly provided by Tucson Meteorites who hosts The Meteorite Picture of the Day. Submit Pictures to Meteorite Pictures of the Day

Norm's Tektite Teasers

Aouelloul Glass, Adrar, Mauritania

Aouelloul Glass, Adrar, Mauritania

The recent announcement of “tektites” in the Atacama forced me to revisit the criteria that distinguish tektites from other impact glasses. At both extremes are examples where there is solid consensus. This one is a tektite, but that one isn’t. Somewhere in between is a poorly described definitional boundary. I don’t intend to fight that […]

Guest Articles

Ensisheim Show Report by Martin Goff

Ensisheim Show Report by Martin Goff

The annual Ensisheim show is the nearest meteorite show to me in the UK and is somewhere that I had been intending to visit for many years. I had vicariously enjoyed the show from looking wistfully at all the photos and videos that were shared every year and had also been subject to much persuasion […]

Tektite Of The Month

Ivory Coast Tektites

Ivory Coast Tektites

by Alain Carion The tektites of Ivory Coast are without a doubt the rarest of the tektites in any collections. They have been found while searching for gold, particularly in gold placers, but local shamans and tribal chiefs usually kept them and prized them as amulets with great powers. They are sometimes called “Ivoirites”; they […]

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