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December, 2009

Nakhon Pathom, Thailand Breccia like you give a Damn.

Nakhon Pathom, Thailand Breccia like you give a Damn.

An December 1923 Witnessed Fall: Nakhon Pathom, Thailand Breccia like you give a Damn. (*and an important TKW discrepancy)   Nothing shouts history like a good breccia. Not just earthly history, but 4.6 billion years of orbital adventures. At 9:00 o’clock in the evening on the winter solstice of 1923, the earth welcomed the fifth […]

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Tools and Techniques for Cutting and Finishing Meteorites

Tools and Techniques for Cutting and Finishing Meteorites

Well,  I am taking a month off from my article so that I can finish a book with the working title above. There was a recent discussion on the internet suggesting it would be great if there was a how to manual on cutting meteorites. It was mentioned that I had written articles in several […]

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Jim Smaller Memorial Meteorite Hunt

Jim Smaller Memorial Meteorite Hunt

Franconia meteorite hunt held in honor of the late Jim Smaller.   Jim Smaller was a kind and unassuming gentleman who resided in Kingman, Arizona, and who frequented the nearby Franconia and Gold Basin strewn fields. His passing away on October 25th 2009 was noted on the Meteorite-List. When friends and fellow meteorite hunters would […]

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IMCA – December 2009

IMCA – December 2009

Munich Mineral Show 2009 by Maria Haas Hello Fellow Members! This year marks the 46th anniversary of the spectacular October 30th to November 1, 2009 Munich Mineral Show. It is my pleasure to share some pictures and observations on behalf of those who were able to attend.       It appears as though some […]

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Crashed Chondrules

Crashed Chondrules

Hey Chuck, I hope you still check out Tom Phillips’ pictures. He’s still doing awesome stuff. Several folks have commented on pictures he posted last month. I particularly like the first one in the series, a low magnification shot of a barred chondrule with a chunk blasted off. You can see it by going to […]

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