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February, 2011

Tucson Show Photos & Meteorite Men Videos

Tucson Show Photos & Meteorite Men Videos

Gary Fujihara, Jason Snyder and Russ Finney were nice enough to share their 2011 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show photos and Jim Wooddell filmed the fun at the Meteorite Men Birthday Bash. To view please click the link below. Tucson Show Photos & Meteorite Men Videos

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February Issue of Meteorite Times Now Up

February Issue of Meteorite Times Now Up

The February issue of Meteorite Times Magazine is now up and ready to be read. Please select your viewing preference. Browser View Magazine View Mobile PDF Magazine View Back Issues

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Dubrovnik: A Lumberjack Meteorite from the land of Oak Forests

Dubrovnik: A Lumberjack Meteorite from the land of Oak Forests

Updated: Martin Horejsi’s Meteorite Books Website  A February 1951 Witnessed Fall: Dubrovnik, Croatia Dubrovnik: A Lumberjack Meteorite from the land of Oak Forests Resting on a one centimeter cube, it is easy to see this sample of Dubrovnik is not large. But according to the distribution listed in the Catalogue of Meteorites, this piece is […]

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Tucson Show 2011 Recap

Tucson Show 2011 Recap

Well another Tucson Gem and Mineral Show has come and gone. I went this year with a lot of other concerns on my personal plate. But, it turned out to be a great time for me and I was for the most part able to forget the other stuff for a few days. Paul and […]

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The Flandrau – Science Center & Planetarium

The Flandrau – Science Center & Planetarium

The Flandrau – Science Center & Planetarium For the meteorite aficionado this is a must-see destination while attending the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show. The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show has become a “mecca” for those of us with any interest in meteorites. The yearly “pilgrimage” to this desert city-turned-spacerock-convention is often described in near-religious-tones […]

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IMCA Insights – February 2011

IMCA Insights – February 2011

IMCA Insights – February 2011 The Morasko iron shower – a few scientific and ethical questions by Andrzej S. Pilski In recent years meteorite hunters, armed with modern metal detectors, raised Morasko to the position of the largest European iron shower. Despite those numerous finds our knowledge of the shower itself has not increased as […]

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Relict Grains

Relict Grains

Chondrules were molten droplets.  What caused the melting is hotly debated  (har).  Chondrule textures reflect the extent of melting  and rates of cooling.  Porphyritic chondrules did not fully melt.  Fine-grained porphyritic chondrules began cooling with many fine  widely distributed  unmelted mineral crystals.  Coarse-grained porphyritic chondrules had fewer.  Either type can contain larger grains  that survived […]

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2011 Tucson Show Photos & Videos

2011 Tucson Show Photos & Videos

Tucson Show Photo Pages: Gary Fujihara’s Tucson Pictures Jason Snyder’s Tucson Pictures Russ Finney’s Tucson Pictures Videos by Jim Wooddell by Jim Wooddell by Jim Wooddell by Jim Wooddell by Jim Wooddell by Jim Wooddell

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Meteorite Calendar – February 2011

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Unclassified NWA Chondrite 66.6 Grams

Unclassified NWA Chondrite 66.6 Grams

Question: Is a meteorite like the one pictured here considered fully crusted if it has a late flight breakup and the broken surface is covered only around its perimeter with crust and roll over material?  This melted material resulted from a too brief stable ablating flight after the in flight disruption of the mass. But, […]

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Muong Nong Tektite

Muong Nong Tektite

A perfect 3.5 kg specimen of Muong Nong from Laos with no chips or damages at all. The 2 cent piece has a diameter of aproximately 2 cm.

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