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January, 2012

Friendly Fire from Space: Berlanguillas, Spain

Friendly Fire from Space: Berlanguillas, Spain

Friendly Fire from Space: Berlanguillas, Spain   Berlanguillas fell 200 years ago on July 8, 1811 adding to the earth’s pile of L6 chondrites. But while the classification is not too exciting, the arrival of Berlanguillas did scare soldiers and draw crowds in anticipation of a battle. The following translations were kindly provided by Bernd […]

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Tucson Gem Show Memories

Tucson Gem Show Memories

In a few days it will again be time for the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. I will be off to find treasures from beyond the Earth. If memory serves correctly this will be my twentieth Tucson Gem Show. Often I have used the January issue of my article as a time to remember the […]

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Winter Drought of 2011-2012 in SW US – But not for meteorite finds.

Winter Drought of 2011-2012 in SW US – But not for meteorite finds.

  Winter Drought of 2011-2012 in SW US But not for meteorite finds. There won’t be a “Bob’s Findings” article this month because it happens that Mother Nature has given a gift to all of us meteorite hunters, in the form of a VERY dry and mild winter, here in the Southwestern United States. This […]

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IMCA Insights – Meteorite Men, the Morasko Episode – Science after Filming

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Metal-troilite Intergrowths

Metal-troilite Intergrowths

Sometimes melt rock in meteorites contains blebs of metal-troilite (FeS) intergrowths. Here are examples from two rocks. NWA 869 is the well known L3-6 regolith breccia. It took a pounding on the surface of its parent body and contains a variety of clasts including melt rock. All 95 grams of NWA 6579 is melt rock. […]

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Seymchan

Seymchan

Our Meteorite of the Month is kindly provided by Tucson Meteorites who hosts The Meteorite Picture of the Day. 4711 gram end-cut. Pallasite PMG by Ruben Garcia Mr-Meteorite   Submit Pictures to Meteorite Pictures of the Day

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Skeletal Remnant of a Hollow Indochinite

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