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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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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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The Great Family Reunion Also Known As The Ensisheim Show

The Great Family Reunion Also Known As The Ensisheim Show

Yes, the Ensisheim-Meteorite Show has the feel of a family reunion. We all meet there in this friendly old Alsatian town once a year, we celebrate the new deserving members of the family, we learn about the new accomplishments of various members, and we chat until late in the night over Alsatian tart, Meteor beer […]

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The Chimeric Clast | The Discovery of a New Kind of Meteorite

The Chimeric Clast | The Discovery of a New Kind of Meteorite

In a rare event in the field of meteoritics, researchers at UCLA quietly announced the discovery of a new kind of ordinary chondrite in an abstract submitted to the 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. This two page abstract is a precursor to a much more in depth paper soon to be published with a […]

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More Than Meteorites In Meteorite Collections

More Than Meteorites In Meteorite Collections

It would come as no surprise to any long time reader that I love everything about Meteor Crater. I love the history of the investigations and I love all the varied rocks from the site. Over the years I have gathered a few things that while not meteoritic themselves are from the crater. For me […]

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Star Poop and Meteoritic Water: The Journey of the Trâpeăng Rônoăs Meteorite

Star Poop and Meteoritic Water: The Journey of the Trâpeăng Rônoăs Meteorite

By: Melinda Hutson, with Dick Pugh and Alex Ruzicka (Cascadia Meteorite Laboratory) In early April 2014, a woman left a phone message for Dick Pugh stating that her mother had seen a meteorite fall in Cambodia and wanted to have it confirmed. Dick called back and agreed to drive to Woodland, Washington to meet them […]

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Marissa’s Meteorite Hunting Adventure

Marissa’s Meteorite Hunting Adventure

Well this year in May I embarked on a grand adventure, my very first ever meteorite hunt and if I’m lucky this hunt won’t be my last. This hunting trip completely changed my life, my fellow hunters and myself made history with this trip. Now what’s so special about this particular meteorite hunt you may […]

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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 […]

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Ensisheim Show Report by Martin Goff

Ensisheim Show Report by Martin Goff

The annual Ensisheim show is the nearest meteorite show to me in the UK and is somewhere that I had been intending to visit for many years. I had vicariously enjoyed the show from looking wistfully at all the photos and videos that were shared every year and had also been subject to much persuasion […]

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METEORITE OF DRAVEIL, FRANCE – A Summer 2011 Fall

METEORITE OF DRAVEIL, FRANCE – A Summer 2011 Fall

METEORITE OF DRAVEIL, FRANCE A Summer 2011 Fall By Alain Carion Translated by Anne Black If someday, someone had told me that I would be going meteorite hunting by taking the Metro, getting off at the station Juvisy on the bank of the river Seine, I would have probably smiled, but that is exactly what […]

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Extruded Vietnam Indochinite by Sean Murray

Extruded Vietnam Indochinite by Sean Murray

Since I have been collecting tektites, I have been intrigued by some of the odd surface features on several of my specimens. I have seen these features described as “impacts,” “bubbles,” and “rings.” But every one I’ve picked up has raised more questions than answers. A few past articles have suggested how these features were […]

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Northwest Africa 6704……a ‘most intriguing’ New Ungrouped Meteorite

Northwest Africa 6704……a ‘most intriguing’ New Ungrouped Meteorite

“Is this a meteorite?” This is the first thought I silently spoke to myself as I examined a particular greenish stone that was devoid of any apparent crust or other telltale signs of being meteoritic. Other than a 2cm ‘patch’ of what appeared to be remnant fusion crust, I could not be certain this rock […]

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2011 Tucson Show Photos & Videos

2011 Tucson Show Photos & Videos

Tucson Show Photo Pages: Gary Fujihara’s Tucson Pictures Jason Snyder’s Tucson Pictures Russ Finney’s Tucson Pictures Videos by Jim Wooddell by Jim Wooddell by Jim Wooddell by Jim Wooddell by Jim Wooddell by Jim Wooddell

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Collecting Near the Source

Collecting Near the Source

Conducted by Ron Hartman Department of Earth Sciences & Astronomy Mt. San Antonio College Collecting Near the Source Seventh in a series of introductory topics for the beginning meteorite collector! It stands to reason that the closer to the finder a meteorite can be purchased, the better will be the price.  In theory, this is […]

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ETCHING IRON METEORITES (or…”The Myth of Nitric Acid”)

ETCHING IRON METEORITES (or…”The Myth of Nitric Acid”)

Conducted by Ron Hartman Department of Earth Sciences & Astronomy Mt. San Antonio College Fifth in a series of introductory topics for the beginning meteorite collector! A nickel-iron meteorite having an octahedral crystalline structure is essentially an alloy of consisting of two phases of nickel-iron, kamacite and taenite. (The iron has already become a solid […]

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