January, 2017

The Peekskill Meteorite’s Silver Anniversary: 1992 to 2017

The Peekskill Meteorite’s Silver Anniversary: 1992 to 2017

Its hard to believe that the Peekskill Meteorite is already a quarter-century old. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Peekskill Meteorites, I am sharing some pictures of my slice along with a few words about the features that makes Peekskill such a wonderful specimen beyond the rather impressive artifacts of its […]

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Meteor Crater Bomblets

Meteor Crater Bomblets

Harvey Harlow Nininger did about the best examination of the impact materials found at Meteor Crater in Arizona as anyone ever has. Some of the things that he reported on in depth had been seen and described poorly by others over several decades. The tiny bits of iron in the ground had been collected with […]

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The Story of the Old Woman Meteorite – Another victim of the Post-Truth Era

The Story of the Old Woman Meteorite – Another victim of the Post-Truth Era

The Story of the Old Woman Meteorite – Another victim of the Post-Truth Era –   It all started innocently enough. It was the early hours of January 5th of this year when I got an email notification from Paul Schwartz that his latest installment of Meteorite Picture of the Day (MPOD) was now up […]

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Another look at DaG 1040 CV3

Another look at DaG 1040 CV3

Five years ago we took a general look at DaG 1040 and last March the subject was its metal content. Recently I got to look at two new thin sections of this meteorite and I am intrigued again by its variety of features and textures. The first five photos below survey the striking difference between […]

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The Futrell 458.3 gm Hainan Muong Nong: Seventh Sojourn

The Futrell 458.3 gm Hainan Muong Nong: Seventh Sojourn

Seventh attempt to write this piece? Why? The late Darryl Futrell, one of the greatest tektite aficionados of all time, was well-known for his belief that Muong Nong-type layered tektites held the keys to the kingdom of tektite mysteries, In his failing years, he sold off his world-class tektite collection in successive waves to help […]

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Bolivia Meteorite Adventure

Bolivia Meteorite Adventure

On November 20, 2016 a massive meteorite event took place over Aiquile, Bolivia at approximately 5:00 p.m. local time. While still daylight, Quechua Indian eyewitnesses saw ‘corkscrew’ smoke trails and heard ‘whooshing’ noises followed by sonic booms and then stones literally falling at their feet! Greg and Mike went to Aiquile to hunt for meteorites […]

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Twannberg Meteorite  936.5 grams. Iron, IIG

Twannberg Meteorite 936.5 grams. Iron, IIG

Our Meteorite of the Month is kindly provided by Tucson Meteorites who hosts The Meteorite Picture of the Day. Andreas writes: Twannberg Mass #TW611 The Twannberg meteorite is chemically a rare IIG iron and structurally a hexahedrite. Ongoing scientific research shows that the Twannberg meteorite fell 200,000 years ago (+/- 20,000 years). In the absence […]

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