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Unclassified USA Meteorites from Coyote Dry Lake

Unclassified USA Meteorites from Coyote Dry Lake

A newsletter for “orphaned” meteorites from the USA. Featured this month is Coyote Dry Lake (circa 1995-2004)   This volume of my Bulletin of unclassified U.S. meteorites features a new format for documenting these “orphaned” finds. Hopefully this will be a more convenient format for when there are more than 100 finds to be reported. […]

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Bob’s Bulletin – Vol. 1 No. 4

Bob’s Bulletin – Vol. 1 No. 4

A newsletter for “orphaned” meteorites from the USA.   In my first Bulletin, I introduced the phrase “orphaned-meteorites from the USA”. I defined these “orphans” as being unwitnessed-fall Ordinary Chondrite (OC) meteorite “finds” that are recovered in the U.S., but that the finders of these meteorites have found great difficulty in getting their finds recorded, […]

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Bob’s Bulletin – Vol. 1 No. 3

Bob’s Bulletin – Vol. 1 No. 3

A newsletter for “orphaned” meteorites from the USA. In my first Bulletin, I introduced the phrase “orphaned-meteorites from the USA”. I defined these “orphans” as being unwitnessed-fall Ordinary Chondrite (OC) meteorite “finds” that are recovered in the U.S. Unfortunately, the vast majority of U.S. finds are of this type. I went on to write that […]

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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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