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January, 2018

Meteorites 2017: A Curiosity of Proportions

Meteorites 2017: A Curiosity of Proportions

2017 was an interesting year from any perspective, meteorites included. But then again meteorites are always interesting so anything they touch becomes a curiosity as well. A few notable meteorite “things” caught my attention and here’s the short list. The first thing is that the top hits on Google for “meteorite” no longer begin with […]

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Quitovac a New Mexican Meteorite

Quitovac a New Mexican Meteorite

I do not cut meteorites for anyone other than our business as a general rule. But, my friend Jason Phillips of Rocks From Heaven, contacted me about a newly recovered meteorite from Mexico that he wanted to get cut open to see its insides. So I said, “Sure send some pieces, and I will slice […]

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Bob’s Bulletin – Vol. 4 No. 1

Bob’s Bulletin – Vol. 4 No. 1

Bob’s Bulletin – Vol. 4 No. 1  A newsletter for unclassified meteorites found in the USA. This month’s edition of the “Bulletin” focuses on just some of the recent US finds that I have had the privilege to document. *** Note: Not all of the meteorites depicted in this month’s article were found by me. […]

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Cole Creek H5

Cole Creek H5

One of my first thin sections was Cole Creek H5. I’ve picked up a few more slides over time because it’s a fun meteorite to view in thin section. Barred olivine chondrules survived thermal metamorphism well. There is variety among the BO chondrules with a high proportion being compound. These photos are from four thin […]

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Two Unusual Bow-tie Thailandites

Two Unusual Bow-tie Thailandites

The upper specimen is a 120 gram giant that offers a great story on extensional necking and incipient parting. The odd little 12.4 gram piece, almost an order of magnitude smaller than the one above, remains a mystery to me. Both of these specimens are cylindrical in cross-section. It has long been accepted tektite dogma […]

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Ravar H4 Meteorite

Ravar H4 Meteorite

Our Meteorite of the Month is kindly provided by Tucson Meteorites who hosts The Meteorite Picture of the Day. TKW 1938 grams. Fall not observed. Found 29 March 2016, Kerman, Iran.  Found during the Iran-Russian expedition. Meteorite was found from a jeep. The crew consists of Timur Kryachko and Majid Khatami.

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