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April, 2011

The Cumberland Falls Falls Fall. Busy Cumbering both Science and Nature

The Cumberland Falls Falls Fall. Busy Cumbering both Science and Nature

Updated: Martin Horejsi’s Meteorite Books Website An April 1919 Witnessed Fall: Cumberland Falls, Kentucky The Cumberland Falls Falls Fall. Busy Cumbering both Science and Nature   No matter how you slice it, the unique crust of Cumberland Falls looks makes individuals look like a loaf of bread. The Domesday Book written in the year 1086 […]

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Surprises In Unclassified Meteorites

Surprises In Unclassified Meteorites

Even with the diminishing supply of nice unclassified NWA material showing up at Tucson year by year I was able to find some pretty nice stones at the last show. I thought that this month you might be interested in seeing what these mystery stones turned out to look like when I got them home […]

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Yaringie Hill

Yaringie Hill

The article that appeared in the 2009 November issue of Meteoritics & Planetary Science. When I first saw the image of the Yaringie Hill meteorite on the cover of the 2009 November issue of Meteoritics & Planetary Sciences (M&PS), I have to admit that I didn’t know that it was an Australian meteorite. But I […]

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Talbachat n’aït Isfoul Meteorite

Talbachat n’aït Isfoul Meteorite

Talbachat n’aït Isfoul is an eight kilogram meteorite found in Morocco twelve years ago this month. The Meteoritical Bulletin database lists it as an LL3. You’ll see it called an LL3.7, too. Sometimes it’s called Tagounite 019. As expected with those classifications it has largish, well preserved chondrules. With a ‘scope we find a variety […]

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Meteorite Calendar – April 2011

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Vyatka Meteorite

Vyatka Meteorite

Dark polished surface make chondrules nearly impossible to see. Further the preparer has coated the surface with a plastic, reflections of which can be seen in the lower left quarter. But, the specimen shows the distribution of metal grains often seen in H chondrites, that being numerous grains of small and mostly uniform size.      

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Belize Tektites by Brian C. Burrer

Belize Tektites by Brian C. Burrer

While working near San Ignacio, Belize around 1990 geologist Jean Cornec was given a rounded black glassy pebble. This stone had been found close to Mayan ruins at Bullet Tree Falls, Cayo district, Belize. The specimen was assumed by Jean to be obsidian until seeing a tektite exhibit during a 1993 visit to the Denver […]

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