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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

“War in Heaven”  The Monroe Meteorite fall of 1849

“War in Heaven” The Monroe Meteorite fall of 1849

Monroe is a brecciated H4 chondrite that fell on October 31 in 1849 in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. The single recovered mass of 8.6kg was the second witnessed fall in North Carolina since becoming a state in 1789, and is one of 29 known North Carolina meteorites, and is the only witnessed fall in the […]

Bob's Findings

The Point Loma Lost “Meteorite”

The Point Loma Lost “Meteorite”

Last reported in a 1904 newspaper article. Image location: The historical (Old) Point Loma Lighthouse is located in the Cabrillo National Monument at the southern tip of Point Loma in San Diego. Latitude: 32.66503 — Longitude: -117.24266 For a larger map of the area around the Point Loma (Old & New) Lighthouses, click here: Mapquest. […]

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

Once A Decade Muong Nong Tektite Article

Once A Decade Muong Nong Tektite Article

Spent a week making slices of Muong Nong Layered Tektite that were thin enough to see through easily. I do this every decade or so. It is hard work and time consuming. They can break easily if I am not careful since they are glass and only .020 -.030 inches thick. They are quite fragile. […]

Micro Visions

Two IMR Inclusions in NWA 869

Two IMR Inclusions in NWA 869

About 1% of the volume of NWA 869 L3-6 is impact melt rock (IMR) according to Metzler et al. Their study tells us a lot about these highly variable fine grained inclusions we find in cut stones. Some IMR clasts include mineral and rock clasts, some do not. The crystallized fallback material is depleted in […]

Meteorite People

Marissa Fanady Interview

Marissa Fanady 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 Marissa Fanady. (MT) Who or what got you interested in meteorites and how old were you when you got your first meteorite? (Marissa) Astronomy got me interested in meteorites. I […]

Meteorite Of The Month

Agoudal Meteorite 52 kg

Agoudal Meteorite 52 kg

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

An Indochinite flow-nose!

An Indochinite flow-nose!

This is the third time I have tried to present this stone in the Tektite Teasers column. I just haven’t been able to do it justice. It is really hard to get a pleasing photograph of this complex piece. In describing the challenge of trying to capture the essence of this gem in a photograph, […]

Guest Articles

Marissa’s Meteorite Hunting Adventure

Marissa’s Meteorite Hunting Adventure

Well this year in May I embarked on a grand adventure, my very first ever meteorite hunt and if I’m lucky this hunt won’t be my last. This hunting trip completely changed my life, my fellow hunters and myself made history with this trip. Now what’s so special about this particular meteorite hunt you may […]

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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