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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

Tabor: My 262 year old Relative

Tabor: My 262 year old Relative

Twelve years ago, the Tabor Meteorite celebrated it’s 250th birthday on this planet. But to me Tabor is so much more than just a historical witnessed meteorite fall of advanced age. Tabor, Czech Republic is also the land of the people on my father’s side. In fact, there is no reason to think that my […]

Bob's Findings

Bob’s Bulletin – Vol. 1 No. 2

Bob’s Bulletin – Vol. 1 No. 2

A newsletter for “orphaned” meteorites from the USA. In my previous article, I introduced the phrase “orphaned-meteorites from the USA”. I defined these “orphans” as being non-fall Ordinary Chondrite (OC) meteorite “finds” that are recovered in the U.S. Unfortunately, the vast majority of finds are of this type. It wasn’t very long ago that this […]

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

Tucson Gem and Mineral Show 2015

Tucson Gem and Mineral Show 2015

Edwin ET Thompson’s room was sort of ground zero for this year’s show. What fun we had sitting there listening to his stories and telling stories of our own. Of course we told no lies. ET has worked hard all year on a science fiction book titled EarthUnder. It is truly a breath of fresh […]

Micro Visions

Zoned Grains in Moss CO3.6

Zoned Grains in Moss CO3.6

The outer portion of some olivine grains in the Moss meteorites have levels of iron elevated above those in the center of the grains. This difference can be seen in some grains that have been thin sectioned. These photos are all of one rather small sample. All photos are in cross-polarized transmitted light.

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

Golden Rule Meteorite Found by Twink Monrad

Golden Rule Meteorite Found by Twink Monrad

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

Atacamaites, Central Atacama Desert, Chile

Atacamaites, Central Atacama Desert, Chile

In the last edition I mentioned the new Atacamaite impact glass and promised a follow-up story. Here it is (largely drawn from our website). A couple of years ago word started to leak out of Chile regarding a new “tektite strewn field” in the central Atacama Desert. We have recently had the chance to examine […]

Guest Articles

EarthUnder: The Meteorite Chronicles Book Review

EarthUnder: The Meteorite Chronicles Book Review

Edwin Thompson has been a mentor to meteorite hunters and a cheery friend to space rock collectors and enthusiasts at gem shows everywhere for years. For much of that time he has been sharpening his writing skills with adventure stories and magazine articles. Now Edwin Thompson has taken his vast experience in meteorites and meteorite […]

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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