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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 […]

Micro Visions

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 […]

Mr. Monnig's Collection

Dr. Arthur Ehlmann

Dr. Arthur Ehlmann

Personally, I have known Dr. Ehlmann a long time. How long exactly? Since I received a question through EBay… It must have been early in 2001. I had posted a small fragment of NWA 753 Rumurutite and this person was asking if I had a much larger piece available,—perfect spelling, perfect grammar and punctuation, unusual […]

Guest Articles

Dr. Arthur J. Ehlmann 1928―2017

Dr. Arthur J. Ehlmann 1928―2017

On August 28, 2017, the meteorite world, Texas Christian University, his former students and his many friends celebrated the life of Dr. Arthur Ehlmann, a kind giant of a man, a man who called Texas Christian University home for 60 years. People from all walks of life, academics, business people, former students and others came […]

Meteorite Of The Month

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. Share this: on Twitter […]

Jim's Fragments

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 […]

Bob's Findings

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. […]

Norm's Tektite Teasers

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 […]

Meteorite People

James D. Kriegh

James D. Kriegh

In Memory of James D. Kriegh 1928 – 2007 Meteorite-Times was blessed with the opportunity to interview Jim Kriegh in October 2006. Jim was loved by all and although now gone he will never be forgotten. Meteorite-Times (MT) What or who got you interested in meteorites and how old were you when you got your […]

IMCA Insights

Probing the early Solar System at the atomic level.

Probing the early Solar System at the atomic level.

Mr. Luke Daly1,2 1The Institute for Geoscience Research (TIGeR), Department of Applied Geology, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA, Australia 2School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, UK The invention of the light microscope by Hans and Zacharias Jansen 1580-1638 and telescope by Hans Lipperhey in 1608 using two […]

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