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July, 2017

A Lost Can of Pristine Sikhote-Alin Meteorites

A Lost Can of Pristine Sikhote-Alin Meteorites

  Seventy years ago┬áthe largest witnessed fall of an iron meteorite crashed through the air above the Sikhote-Alin Mountains in southeastern Russia. February 12. 1947 was a year and half after the US dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan so there is little doubt that such an explosion in the sky from a hundred […]

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Strange and Weird, Odds and Ends

Strange and Weird, Odds and Ends

The middle of the summer issue of Meteorite Times is always the hardest for me to find something to write. The gem show is over, and it is too hot to go hunting for meteorites in the desert. The world of meteorites is several systems that interconnect and work together for the most part. They […]

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Tony Irving’s Martians

Tony Irving’s Martians

In conjunction with the Meteoritical Society’s annual meeting which, this year, will be held in Santa Fe New Mexico, Dr. Tony Irving of the University of Washington will lead a post-meeting workshop {http://metsoc2017-santafe.com/workshops} Saturday, July 29, 2017. The topic is Martian Meteorites Under the Microscope. Here are shots of some of the thin sections he […]

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Zhamanshin Impactite glass foam!

Zhamanshin Impactite glass foam!

Zhamanshin crater is a 13.5 km diameter circular meteorite impact structure located about 40 km southwest of the village of Irghiz, Kazakhstan. Approximately one million years in age, the locality is best known for its Irghizites, beautiful little droplets and ropy ribbons of vitreous jet-black glass. Showing clear evidence of aerodynamic flight-shaping, Irghizites have long […]

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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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NWA 032 Lunar (basalt) Meteorite

NWA 032 Lunar (basalt) Meteorite

Our Meteorite of the Month is kindly provided by Tucson Meteorites who hosts The Meteorite Picture of the Day.

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Irghizites

Irghizites

Tektites – one of the most enigmatic things on Earth… by Roman Davidov from the April 2005 Issue. Tektites – one of the most enigmatic things on Earth. From a few titles, having came to us through the deep antiquity: The black stones of The God Of Thunder, fire arrows, moon or solar stones, follows […]

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