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May, 2010

Witnessed Fall: Castalia, North Carolina, USA

Witnessed Fall: Castalia, North Carolina, USA

A May 1874 Witnessed Fall: Castalia, North Carolina, USA Geologic Poetry from Space: Drink from the fountain of Castilia and be inspired to write meteorite verse.   Castalia fell to earth on May 14, 1874. Three pieces were collected totaling about 7.3kg with a majority of the material in one 5.5 kg individual.Being a xenolithic […]

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Wild Geese and a Buzzard

Wild Geese and a Buzzard

Over the years my wild goose chases for meteorites can be counted on one hand. I just don’t seem to get a lot of the calls about grandpa’s meteorite that fell on the hill just over there. But, I got home from an early morning meeting one Saturday recently as the phone rang. It was […]

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Recovery of Meteorites from the 4/14/2010 Fall in Wisconsin

Recovery of Meteorites from the 4/14/2010 Fall in Wisconsin

What Made the Recovery of Meteorites from the 4/14/2010 Fall in Wisconsin such a Rapid and Timely Success? The quality of Doppler-radar weather images from NOAA is the main reason. There has been much written about the April 14th fireball and fall of meteorites in Grant and Iowa County in Wisconsin. [As of the publishing […]

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IMCA Insights – May 2010

IMCA Insights – May 2010

The Cartersville Meteorite by Dave Gheesling At about 11:00 p.m local time on March 1, 2009, a meteorite was heard when crashing through the roof of a house in Bartow County, Georgia. An extensive search of the surrounding area has been conducted by the author and several others, but no additional stones have been found, […]

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Saratov L4

Saratov L4

Chuck, While you’re saving up money for that d’Orbigny angrite thin section you’ve been wanting I suggest you buy a chondrite TS or two, just to stay on your game. They don’t have to break the bank. One I’d suggest is Saratov if you can find one. The cost is usually reasonable and it always […]

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Meteorite Calendar – May 2010

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Bediasite Tektite

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