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January, 2010

Witnessed Fall: Krymka, Ukraine

Witnessed Fall: Krymka, Ukraine

An January 1946 Witnessed Fall: Krymka, Ukraine The Chondrite That Keeps on Giving Stretch your imagination and pretend the surface of Krymka is the view outside your spaceship as you jump to hyperdrive while cruising the early solar system. Let’s be honest, usually when we talk about a meteorite being gorgeous, beautiful, amazing, stunning, or […]

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Opportunities Missed

As I think about the Tucson Gem Show coming soon, I am trying to put together my short list of meteorites. Ones I would be interested in if I see them there. It has become increasingly apparent to me lately that I have made some real tactical errors over the years. Also I  have never […]

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The Last Meteorite Found for Year 2009 (Maybe?)

The Last Meteorite Found for Year 2009 (Maybe?)

Could this meteorite that was found on December 31st (18:50 GMT) be the very last find for the year 2009? The weather forecast for the Sonoran Desert looked perfect and my schedule was free for the last few remaining days of 2009. So I arranged a trip out to the desert and invited some of […]

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IMCA Insights – January 2010

IMCA Insights – January 2010

Irons from Space Pictures of the Day by Dave Gheesling After a recent business trip to neighboring South Carolina, I was fortunate enough to catch Michael Johnson during a free moment and get a personal tour of his spectacular meteorite collection. Michael is probably best known by all of us in the meteorite community for […]

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NWA 4560 LL3.2

NWA 4560 LL3.2

Chuck, Let me point out another place to see good thin section pictures. Jeff Hodges has a great collection of slides and a very good microscope. He loans thin sections to Tom Phillips (we talked about Tom last time), particularly polished sections (no glass cover slip) that Tom really likes working with. Jeff’s evolving site […]

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Meteorite Calendar – January 2010

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NWA 2481 Eucrite Meteorite

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Interesting Odd Shaped Rizalites Tektites

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