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August, 2010

Witnessed Fall: Pirgunje, Bangladesh

Witnessed Fall: Pirgunje, Bangladesh

An August 1882 Witnessed Fall: Pirgunje, Bangladesh No Next of Kin Pirgunje and its Anticedents Falling 128 years ago this month, the L6 chondrite Pirgunje reminds, us, well me anyway, why meteorites are coveted in collections.  Even thought the crust and matrix of Pirgunje is similar to many other chondrites, facts including the age of […]

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Tektite Lamp

Tektite Lamp

  The Tektite Lamp My article this month is maybe the one of the best examples of the convergence of hobbies that I have ever shared. It was actually well over a year ago that this all happened but I have just not be sure that I wanted to say anything about it. As I […]

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Efremovka CV3

Efremovka CV3

Chuck, Just the exotic name made me want it. Efremovka. It’s a CV3 thin section and looked different so I bought it. (It wasn’t cheap.) The stone was found in Kazakhstan in 1962. Back then it was called the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic. The sample on the thin section is a good size and has […]

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Summer Vacation – 2010

Summer Vacation – 2010

  Summer Vacation – 2010 Summer vacation is a great time to catch-up on reading about meteorites. Here is my select list of some recent abstracts. You can blame this abbreviated version of Bob’s Findings on my “summer-time schedule”. The weather this summer has been so mild, here where I live, that it is hard […]

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IMCA Insights – August 2010

IMCA Insights – August 2010 2010 IMCA Board Elections – Special Edition In the last years, many of our Members complained that they hadn’t been aware of our annual elections to the IMCA Board of Directors. It turned out that several of these Members didn’t receive our IMCA Mailing List messages, or that these messages […]

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Bob Walker

Bob Walker

This feature is devoted each month to one of the personalities within the meteorite community. This month we are delighted to share an interview we had with Bob Walker of the Queensland Meteorites Interest Group’s Home Page (QMIG). Meteorite-Times (MT) What or who got you interested in meteorites and how old were you when you […]

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Tektite Lamp

Tektite Lamp

Tektite Lamp Custom tektite lamp handcrafted by Jim Tobin.

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