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March, 2010

Witnessed Fall: Vernon County, Wisconsin, USA

Witnessed Fall: Vernon County, Wisconsin, USA

An March 1865 Witnessed Fall: Vernon County, Wisconsin, USA Foreshadowed the Death of a President Posing with an faux antique scale cube, Vernon County rests patiently as it has in collections for almost 150 years. It is written that its fall attracted little attention, but today meteorite collectors worldwide covet such historic witnessed falls of […]

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You Can Never Go Back

You Can Never Go Back

Times change and they say that you can never go back to the way it was in the past. That is certainly true about meteorite collecting. There are a few of us out in the world that remember having to be on waiting lists with dealers. We would tell them what we wanted and hope […]

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Evidence of Life Found in Another Martian Meteorite!

Evidence of Life Found in Another Martian Meteorite!

Another Mars rock, the Los Angeles meteorite, has fossil evidence that suggests life once existed on Mars. Researchers using Raman Spectrographic equipment (like the setup above) have found “disordered graphite ” and “metalloporphyrin ” in the Los Angeles Martian meteorite (diabasic shergottite). The fact that these compounds have a biotic origin is not questioned. Although […]

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IMCA Insights – March 2010

IMCA Insights – March 2010

Meteorites 101 at a Deaf School by Pete Shugar Background on Learning the Art of Sign Language It was seventh grade. Her locker was just five away from mine. She was shy. I never saw her with anyone else. I finally screwed up the mental courage and taped a note to her locker, asking for […]

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NWA 869 Inclusions

NWA 869 Inclusions

Hey Chuck, Please look for fine grained inclusions, too, when you’re slicing those NWA 869s. They look like little gray patches of unmixed Portland cement. Folks have been calling them achondritic inclusions but that might not be what they are. There’s a recurring rumor that something’s going to be published about them but I haven’t […]

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Count Guido Deiro

Count Guido Deiro

This feature is devoted each month to one of the personalities within the meteorite community. This month we are delighted to have Count Guido Deiro share the incredible story of his first meteorite find. METEORITE FIRST FIND STORY 3/3/10 12.73kg NEVADA RECORD CHONDRITE I’ve lived and worked in the Great Basin and Mohave Deserts all […]

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Meteorite Calendar – March 2010

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Meteorite Spheres

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Bediasite Tear Drop Tektite

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