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The Point Loma Lost “Meteorite”

The Point Loma Lost “Meteorite”

Last reported in a 1904 newspaper article. Image location: The historical (Old) Point Loma Lighthouse is located in the Cabrillo National Monument at the southern tip of Point Loma in San Diego. Latitude: 32.66503 — Longitude: -117.24266 For a larger map of the area around the Point Loma (Old & New) Lighthouses, click here: Mapquest. […]

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Bob’s Bulletin – Vol. 1 No. 2

Bob’s Bulletin – Vol. 1 No. 2

A newsletter for “orphaned” meteorites from the USA. In my previous article, I introduced the phrase “orphaned-meteorites from the USA”. I defined these “orphans” as being non-fall Ordinary Chondrite (OC) meteorite “finds” that are recovered in the U.S. Unfortunately, the vast majority of finds are of this type. It wasn’t very long ago that this […]

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Bob’s Bulletin – A newsletter for “orphaned” meteorites from the USA.

Bob’s Bulletin – A newsletter for “orphaned” meteorites from the USA.

Here in the United States of America, if you want to get a meteorite classified, you have to pay some professional to get it done. It does sound like the American-way, but there was a time not too long ago that you could get a classification done on your meteorite just for the price of […]

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UPDATE: San Bernardino Wash (L5)

UPDATE: San Bernardino Wash (L5)

Nomenclature Committee voted on my 2012 finds and officially named them San Bernardino Wash Since my first article on this subject back in January 2014, there has been a lot of effort (including additional fieldwork) to get my UCLA-classified finds from the San Bernardino Wash (SBW) strewn-field (as well as subsequent finds) approved by the […]

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Novato – Collision History Revealed in California Rock

Novato – Collision History Revealed in California Rock

The long anticipated paper by Peter Jenniskens and The Novato Meteorite Consortium has finally been published. The meteorite that fell onto the roof of Lisa Webber’s house in Novato, California, on Oct. 17, 2012, has revealed a detailed picture of its origin and tumultuous journey through space and Earth’s atmosphere. Peter Jenniskens led an international […]

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Meteor-wrongs

Meteor-wrongs

Another photo gallery of the usual suspects. Over the past decade, various people have contacted me asking for help in getting their “meteorite” identified. In recent years, what with meteorites being mentioned more in the media, there isn’t a week that goes by that I don’t get asked, “How much is my rock worth?”. But […]

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El Mirage Dry Lake Clean-up

El Mirage Dry Lake Clean-up

Volunteers needed to help “clean-up” El Mirage Dry Lake. The title of this article may mislead you into thinking that I am looking for volunteers to help clean up all the remaining meteorites from El Mirage Dry Lake (well, maybe I am). Actually, this “clean-up” is really an event where a large group of volunteers […]

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List of California Meteorites

List of California Meteorites

┬áThis updated list is organized into Falls, and Finds from dry-lakes, and Finds not from dry-lakes. This is a project that I’ve been working on ever since I discovered that it was hard to find a list of California Meteorites with detailed information that wasn’t out-of-date. The pace of meteorite-recovery in the state of California […]

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San Bernardino Wash (L5)

San Bernardino Wash (L5)

San Bernardino Wash (L5) An apparent strewn-field in the California Mojave Desert. High up into the Pinto Mountains there is a surprisingly flat valley that is drained by the San Bernardino Wash. Ironically, this wash isn’t in San Bernardino County. It is located just south of the county line in Riverside County. Being located this […]

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10-year Anniversary for Nevada Meteorite Picture of the Month

10-year Anniversary for Nevada Meteorite Picture of the Month

At least once a month since 2003, a Nevada meteorite has been showcased on the “NevMetPoM” website . Quinn Canyon (Iron, IIIAB) – Nevada’s first meteorite find. The above image is the first one that started it all. And a decade later, I’m still highlighting Nevada meteorites on that webpage. At least once every month, […]

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Part 2 of Primm Meteorites

Part 2 of Primm Meteorites

The effort to reconstruct fragmented meteorites continues Part 1 of this story was my last article (May 2013) and was titled: Primm and the other Roach Dry Lake Meteorites. The Primm meteorite was found in Clark County in southern Nevada. It was found on 1997 December 23rd. Paul Gessler’s father, Nicholas Gessler, discovered the first […]

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Primm and the other Roach Dry Lake Meteorites – Another effort to reconstruct fragmented meteorites

Primm and the other Roach Dry Lake Meteorites – Another effort to reconstruct fragmented meteorites

  Monika Waiblinger on Roach Dry Lake in 2009 October, pointing to a 37gram meteorite that she just found.   It’s hard to say when this story started. It’s not always easy to pinpoint when a specific action precipitates a course of events, particularly when more than one story dovetails and over time forms a […]

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2012 Year-end Review  A recap of the past year’s events and findings.

2012 Year-end Review A recap of the past year’s events and findings.

2012 Year-end Review A recap of the past year’s events and findings.   Well, it’s that time of year, where we take time to reflect on the events of 2012, and in the process we can make predictions, or at least, better resolutions for the coming year. 2012 January- Nevada meteorites The year 2012 starts […]

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The Recovery of the “Novato” Meteorite that Fell on 2012 October 18, 02:44 UT (Oct. 17, 19:44 PDT)

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The Hunt for Battle Mountain Meteorites

The Hunt for Battle Mountain Meteorites

A photo gallery of my August 2012 trip to Battle Mountain, Nevada. There won’t be a “Bob’s Findings” article this month because I’ve returned to the strewn-field near Battle Mountain, Nevada, where a meteorite fell on the 22nd of August 2012 (UTC). The first find from this fall was found by this author on September […]

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