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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

Jerome. Idaho’s First Stone Meteorite

Jerome. Idaho’s First Stone Meteorite

Jerome was first found in 1954. A single 6.8kg stone was recovered from a plowed field in Jerome county, Idaho. While interesting in that it’s a meteorite, Jerome lacked even the most basic dignity of a complete classification. But for now, we’ll just have to settle for Jerome, L chondrite. When I lived in Idaho, […]

Micro Visions

Micro Visions Ribbons

Micro Visions Ribbons

We’ve seen curtains of microscopic bubbles before in meteorite thin sections. Readers might remember some in Greg Hupé’s NWA 6704 ungrouped achondrite, third photo. Here are others in another ungrouped achondrite that are intriguing for a couple of reasons. They often occur in multiple parallel sheets and they are sometimes quite wavy like heavy drapery. […]

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

May 2016 issue of SPACE ROCKS MAGAZINE

May 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

Fresh to Rotten in Just 50,000 Years

Fresh to Rotten in Just 50,000 Years

Well, you can guess that title is not referring to the lettuce that was forgotten in the refrigerator. Meteorites also do not always make it to fifty thousand years before completely falling apart and dissolving into the dirt. But, many desert falls do make it to that age or even longer. I had the process […]

Norm's Tektite Teasers

A Glass of Three Tales

A Glass of Three Tales

Trinitite. Edeowie glass. Daugistau glass (if you’ve ever heard of this last one, you are part of a very exclusive brotherhood indeed. This article may well be the first time this material has been discussed in any public venue). These three (there are others, but this is a tale of three glasses!) are all of […]

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

Osceola Meteorite

Osceola Meteorite

Our Meteorite of the Month is kindly provided by Tucson Meteorites who hosts The Meteorite Picture of the Day. Click to read Doug’s amazing story of his Osceola Meteorite Find. Submit Pictures to Meteorite Pictures of the Day

Bob's Findings

Bob’s Bulletin – Vol. 2 No. 2

Bob’s Bulletin – Vol. 2 No. 2

 A newsletter for unclassified meteorites found in the USA.   In all of my previous Bob’s Bulletins, I explained the meaning of the phrase “orphaned-meteorites from the USA”. I defined these “orphans” as being unwitnessed-fall Ordinary Chondrite (OC) meteorite “finds” that are recovered in the U.S., but that the finders of these meteorites have found […]

Guest Articles

The Chimeric Clast | The Discovery of a New Kind of Meteorite

The Chimeric Clast | The Discovery of a New Kind of Meteorite

In a rare event in the field of meteoritics, researchers at UCLA quietly announced the discovery of a new kind of ordinary chondrite in an abstract submitted to the 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. This two page abstract is a precursor to a much more in depth paper soon to be published with a […]

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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