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February, 2012

Esnandes, France: Caution Hot!

Esnandes, France: Caution Hot!

Back in the fall of 1837… a  small meteorite fell in Esnandes, France. What makes this small especially interesting is that, and I quote, “A peasant, who observed the fall, said to have been burnt while collecting the stone.” Burnt?  Yet again, someone reported that a meteorite was hot when it landed. Esnandes was a […]

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Tucson Gem and Mineral Show 2012

Tucson Gem and Mineral Show 2012

Tucson Gem and Mineral Show 2012 was my 20th show. I think it will turn out to be one of the most memorable of all my visits to Tucson. We changed a little from the norm by attending the week before all the big meteorite celebrations. Even before leaving for the trip we were thinking […]

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The 2012 Tucson Gem & Mineral Show

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Sixth Annual IMCA Dinner In Tucson

Sixth Annual IMCA Dinner In Tucson

This year’s sixth annual IMCA dinner was held at el Charro Mexican Restaurant in downtown Tucson. We reserved the restaurant’s entire patio and although it was a little chilly, it was a good fit for us. Well, kind of. The dinner has become so popular that the number of guests outgrew the seating capacity of […]

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Estherville Meteorite, a Mesosiderite

Estherville Meteorite, a Mesosiderite

Mesosiderite meteorites are stony irons with roughly 50-50 proportions of each. The iron is asteroidal core and the stone is the crust of a differentiated asteroid. Mantle material is rare. Several formation scenarios have been proposed and scientists continue to discuss the matter. Mesosiderites are classified by mineralogy and texture. Estherville is an A3/4. That […]

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Meteorite Calendar – February 2012

Meteorite Calendar – February 2012

Please click on the meteorite calendar to view a larger image.

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Imilac

Imilac

Our Meteorite of the Month is kindly provided by Tucson Meteorites who hosts The Meteorite Picture of the Day. 12.9 gram individual. 5 x 2 x 2 cm. Photo by Katherine Rambo, contributed by Twink Monrad, IMCA 9454   Submit Pictures to Meteorite Pictures of the Day

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Philippinites

Philippinites

Below are some very nice Philippinites. In the pictures you can see three Philippinites that resemble Australite cores.        

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