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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

A Meteorite Field Trip To the Field Museum

A Meteorite Field Trip To the Field Museum

It has been many years since I last visited the Windy City so I jumped at the chance this spring when a conference presented just such an opportunity. While Chicago is not much more windy that New York City, and even less windy than Boston, it certainly didn’t disappoint, especially along the long waterfront walk […]

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

“I Just Know It Is A Meteorite”

“I Just Know It Is A Meteorite”

For once I have used the springtime for Spring Cleaning. Over the last couple years I have been doing project after project non stop in the garage and it was really getting out of control. I had reduced my available work space down to the corner of one work table. So after two weeks of […]

Micro Visions

Crystalline Lunar Spherules

Crystalline Lunar Spherules

It’s a harsh place, the surface of the moon. NWA 8010 is a lunar regolith breccia meteorite that bears witness to this. Melt veins are formed by large impacts. The veins in NWA 8010 did not cool instantly into glass. They had time to nucleate along wall rock and crystallize into feathery tufts of very […]

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

Millbillillie Meteorite Slice

Millbillillie Meteorite Slice

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

Moldavite Rain!

Moldavite Rain!

There are all sorts of collections, but a collection of like objects offers the simple pleasure of side-by-side comparison and contrast. It offers training in the range of variations on a theme, and it begs you to select your favorites. Collections are meant to be felt. We have been running low on Moldavite teardrops and […]

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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