March, 2017

The Supuhee Meteorite: Assimilation and Transformation with Indigo

The Supuhee Meteorite: Assimilation and Transformation with Indigo

The Supuhee, India Chondrite fell to earth in the form of six individual stones back in 1865. Several of those stones landed on an indigo factory but unlike post-industrial revolution factory to follow, the indigo factory was where dyes were made and fabric was dyed.   Indigo dye begins with the leaves of the indigo […]

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Tucson Gem Show 2017

Tucson Gem Show 2017

Most years I write something about the meteorite aspect of the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. And it is that time again. Paul Harris and I went to the show with different goals and at a different time frame. We drove this year since we had the time and it is now more convenient to […]

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MarsFest 2017

MarsFest 2017

 – Hosted by NASA & SETI Institute at the Furness Creek – Death Valley National Park, Visitors Center   Recently I was given an invite to be a presenter/volunteer at the SETI Institute’s “MarsFest 2017” program, and to man a public outreach booth displaying my Mojave Desert meteorites. There was a last minute opening when […]

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NWA 2724 Eucrite

NWA 2724 Eucrite

The assembly of polymict eucrites is neither gentle nor precise. It involves magma, impact excavation and cycles of rock crushing, mixing, lithification and more crushing. Drs. Wittke and Bunch tell us that NWA 2724 contains both subophitic and cumulate textured rock and is therefore polymict. Here is a thin section that shows this nicely.   […]

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A messenger from a cometary aerial burst fireball!

A messenger from a cometary aerial burst fireball!

How can one follow the last issue story that explains the greatest tektite mystery of all time? If you missed it, check the archives. I am now satisfied that the Indoaustralian tektite event consisted of a large cluster of aerial bursts with no deep crater formation anywhere! This month’s Tektite Teaser fits nicely into the […]

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From Weston To Creston Book Review

From Weston To Creston Book Review

I have done other book reviews over the years. Many times the books are interesting but not something that I am likely to look at again. That is not the case with the recently released book by Frank Cressy entitled “From Weston To Creston.” After what Frank says is a ten-year effort he has produced […]

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SPACE ROCKS MAGAZINE

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 […]

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Apache Junction Meteorite

Apache Junction Meteorite

Our Meteorite of the Month is kindly provided by Tucson Meteorites who hosts The Meteorite Picture of the Day. Apache Junction Meteorite 102.7 grams full slice with a natural hole.  AJ is a medium octahedrite, IIIAB. The 25kg mass was purchased by Carleton Moore.

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