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October, 2011

An October 1902 Witnessed Fall: Crumlin, Northern Ireland

An October 1902 Witnessed Fall: Crumlin, Northern Ireland

An October 1902 Witnessed Fall: Crumlin, Northern Ireland Crumlin: Fame Through a Satirical Cartoon   Like many collectors, I was first introduced to the Crumlin meteorite through the cartoon that appeared in John Burke’s must-read book Cosmic Debris. The caption of the cartoon reads: The British Museum has “Collared” another Irish Treasure…the remarkable meteorite that […]

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Meteorites at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles

Meteorites at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles

The last time I had been to the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles was about 30 years ago. My wife and I have been trying to take our grandchildren and their parents on some outings during the summer. When the new Dinosaur Exhibit opened at the museum we thought that would be fun. So […]

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Ron Hartman and the Lucerne Valley Meteorites

Ron Hartman and the Lucerne Valley Meteorites

Ron Hartman and the Lucerne Valley Meteorites  The finder of the Lucerne Valley Meteorite was more than my colleague; he was my mentor and personal friend. This is the only image of Ron Hartman at Lucerne Dry Lake that I could find. Photo taken late-1963 / early-1964 by Ron Oriti. Even if Ron Hartman would […]

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Remembering Ron Hartman, by Dorothy Norton & Anne Black

Remembering Ron Hartman, by Dorothy Norton & Anne Black

IMCA Insights – October 2011 Remembering Ron Hartman, by Dorothy Norton & Anne Black Ron Hartman Many people in the meteorite community knew Ron as a collector and dealer. Some recall that he was gentle, patient and a generous mentor, always willing to answer a question or help solve a problem. Not everyone knows that […]

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Seeing Processing in a CV3

Seeing Processing in a CV3

Not all CV3 carbonaceous chondrites are alike. More than most, NWA 6207 makes it easy for us to see that its components went through a succession of processes before they were delivered to us. Existing large mineral grains were incorporated into chondrules. Chondrules formed, solidified and then were included in subsequent chondrules. Mineral grains evolved, […]

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METEORITE OF DRAVEIL, FRANCE – A Summer 2011 Fall

METEORITE OF DRAVEIL, FRANCE – A Summer 2011 Fall

METEORITE OF DRAVEIL, FRANCE A Summer 2011 Fall By Alain Carion Translated by Anne Black If someday, someone had told me that I would be going meteorite hunting by taking the Metro, getting off at the station Juvisy on the bank of the river Seine, I would have probably smiled, but that is exactly what […]

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Ron Hartman

Ron Hartman

(This Interview with Ron Hartman is from the June 2004 issue of Meteorite Times) 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 Ron Hartman of both http://www.membranebox.com/ and http://www.meteorite1.com/.   The meteorite and membrane box websites were […]

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Meteorite Calendar – October 2011

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Chergach Meteorite with Impact Melt

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Bediasite Tektite from the Darryl Futrell Collection of Tektites

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