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June, 2010

Witnessed Fall: Tadjera, Algeria

Witnessed Fall: Tadjera, Algeria

A June 1867 Witnessed Fall: Tadjera, Algeria The Tadjerites: Black as Coal. Hard as Rock. Ordinary as a Chondrite.   One hundred forty-three years ago this month, “A luminous body was seen to descent towards the earth, and when arrived at a certain height to burst into fragments.” The report published August 5th, 1867 continues, […]

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Meteorite Collecting Broadening the Experience

Meteorite Collecting Broadening the Experience

I mentioned recently that my collecting habits have changed toward falls. Well, I was adding a couple of new specimens to my database and decided to see how many falls I actually had. Boy was I surprised when I found that I had jumped all the way to nearly 30% falls in my collection. It […]

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Images of my Wisconsin Trip to Hunt for Meteorites

Images of my Wisconsin Trip to Hunt for Meteorites

  Search for Chondrites – from the April 14th fireball and fall of meteorites in Grant and Iowa County in Wisconsin. Holding my “Wisconsin” find for the first time. View is of the find location looking in the direction of the property owners farm, which is also looking “up the trend” of the strewn field. […]

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IMCA Insights – June 2010

IMCA Insights – June 2010

IMCA Insights – June 2010 A Meteorite Homecoming by Martin Goff The story of the Wold Cottage meteorite and the role it occupies in the history of meteoritics cannot be overestimated. This historic meteorite was one of a few famous falls on a timeline from Barbotan in 1790 culminating in L’Aigle in 1803 that led […]

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Low Magnification

Low Magnification

Chuck, When you’re shopping for a new ‘scope or looking to upgrade the one you have I suggest you try to include glass that will let you take low magnification pictures too. When I’m looking at slices or thin sections I move them around to get an impression of the overall piece. You can’t share […]

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Meteorite Calendar – June 2010

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Viet Nam Indochinite Tektite

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