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August, 2011

Zmenj: Rare Cubed

Zmenj: Rare Cubed

An August 1858 Witnessed Fall: Zmenj, Belarus Zmenj: Rare Cubed   In the classic blending of a howardite, the emerald colored inclusions of diogenite from the asteroidal underworld mingle with the ashen hues of of the eucrite upper class. It’s tough to know where to start describing the collectable rarity of a meteorite such as […]

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Tektite Testing Revisited

Tektite Testing Revisited

At least a couple times a year I receive specimens from someone who thinks they have found tektites at a new location. Often it is somewhere in Arizona or Utah. So this month we are reviewing the differences between tektites and other natural glasses. Sometimes the finders have some knowledge of locations where non tektites […]

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Holbrook – 99th Anniversary (2011) – Meteorite Hunt Images from the Ruben Garcia/Jim Wooddell-hosted gathering of meteorite hunters.

Holbrook – 99th Anniversary (2011) – Meteorite Hunt Images from the Ruben Garcia/Jim Wooddell-hosted gathering of meteorite hunters.

Make no mistake, this was a GROUP meteorite-hunt. Maybe one of the largest group-hunts. Probably the largest one with the highest percentage of “beginner” hunters. (And I’ve led a couple of those kind of group-hunts.) Certainly, this was one of the largest group-hunts with the highest number of “first-ever” meteorite finds! And speaking of numbers, […]

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IMCA Insights – August 2011

2011 IMCA Board Elections The snow has all melted on the Rockies. The Denver Show is just a few weeks away. Yes, it is this time of the year again, time for our Yearly Elections! And to make it absolutely sure that not one single member missed this opportunity to become a Director or to […]

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Begaa NWA 4910 LL3.1: Now This is a Chondrite!

Begaa NWA 4910 LL3.1: Now This is a Chondrite!

For a long time Begaa had no official name and several stated classifications. Now Begaa is a synonym for NWA 4910 LL3.1. Whether this change is welcome, a comedown or something else is a matter of opinion. But we can agree that it is one fine meteorite. It’s a rock you can show any novice […]

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Meteorite Calendar – August 2011

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Oriented Taza Meteorite – Northwest Africa 859

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Extruded Vietnam Indochinite by Sean Murray

Extruded Vietnam Indochinite by Sean Murray

Since I have been collecting tektites, I have been intrigued by some of the odd surface features on several of my specimens. I have seen these features described as “impacts,” “bubbles,” and “rings.” But every one I’ve picked up has raised more questions than answers. A few past articles have suggested how these features were […]

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