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November, 2011

Accretion Desk: A 100% Vein in a Gao Individual

Accretion Desk: A 100% Vein in a Gao Individual

I like to make up term for describing meteorites such as F2F as in Find to Fall (when an meteorite listed as a find might actually be a fall; or a Toolbox meteorite where the particular specimen was used as a tool of some sort before moving to a higher status in life, and even Meteorites […]

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The Diary of a Meteorite Hunting Trip

The Diary of a Meteorite Hunting Trip

After a couple weeks of exchanging emails between the three of us a basic plan for vacation has begun to emerge. We do not leave for another few days but for me today and tomorrow are the last days off from work to prepare. I have my list made and I have gotten a few […]

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Hunting for Flädle at Ries Crater

Hunting for Flädle at Ries Crater

Hunting for Flädle at Ries Crater We travel to Nördlingen Germany to find these impact-glass “bombs”.   June 2011 – this was the year that I finally made that return trip to Germany. It was a good time of year to revisit Southern Germany where I lived 40 years ago and met for the first […]

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IMCA Insights – November 2011

IMCA Insights – November 2011

IMCA Insights – November 2011 Arizona State University’s Center for Meteorite Studies Is 50 years old! by Anne M. Black The year was 1961, and it all began with Dr. Carleton Moore and Harvey H. Nininger. Dr. Carleton Moore, circa 1965 (Photo courtesy of ASU) Arizona State College was now Arizona State University, and with […]

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Vugs and Vacuoles in D’Orbigny Meteorite

Vugs and Vacuoles in D’Orbigny Meteorite

D’Orbigny The D’Orbigny angrite is famous for a lot of things. Among them are holes – vugs and vacuoles. The irregular vugs are usually filled with a tangle of well formed dark augite crystals. The vacuoles or vesicles are spherical. Most are empty. Some contain glass. These three dimensional features are hard to appreciate in […]

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Bob and Monika Waibinger-Verish

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Meteorite Calendar – November 2011

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Sikhote-Alin Meteorite

Sikhote-Alin Meteorite

Our Meteorite of the Month is kindly provided by Tucson Meteorites who hosts The Meteorite Picture of the Day. A 264g Spaceship individual that looks like it’s still falling. Deeply scalloped backside with fine flowlines and rollover ridges and rims. There are 4 mop-top nosecones on this incredible iron. by Gary Fujihara, IMCA 1693 Big […]

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Billitonite Tektite

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