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March, 2012

Chantonnay: 200 Years and One Fine Person

Chantonnay: 200 Years and One Fine Person

One hundred years ago this August… a meteorite fell on the small villa of Chantonnay, France. The stone was studied throughout the next two hundred years including under the observant eye of Tschermak who described a fibrous translucent mineral within the matrix. The fibers turned out to be olivine bronzite, a compound that later became […]

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Spring Clean Up, Well Sort Of

Spring Clean Up, Well Sort Of

Not to dispute the old saying, that time flies. But, it just moves along. It is we that have a changing perception from day to day or year to year. But, time itself passes at a constant rate. Unless, I am badly mistaken this is the last month of year ten of Meteorite Times. I […]

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The Whitmire (South Carolina) Bolide of February 13th 2012 The search for meteorites from this fireball-meteor still continues.

The Whitmire (South Carolina) Bolide of February 13th 2012 The search for meteorites from this fireball-meteor still continues.

The Whitmire (South Carolina) Bolide of February 13th 2012 The search for meteorites from this fireball-meteor still continues.   Meteor makes headlines in The Whitmire News! (Wasn’t really a “meteor shower”, but hopefully, it was a meteorite shower;-)  Continuation of front-page article on page 2. (Actually, this was a better than average news article, compared […]

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The Mysterious Hico Structure, Hamilton-Erath Counties, Texas

The Mysterious Hico Structure, Hamilton-Erath Counties, Texas

Paul V. Heinrich Louisiana Geological Survey Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA 70803 Within Texas, credible proposals have been made for the extraterrestrial impact origin of six geological structures. Convincing cases have been made for three of these structures, i.e. Marquez structure (Leon County), Odessa crater (Ector County), and Sierra Madera (Pecos County), of being […]

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An Ungrouped Carbonaceous Chondrite

An Ungrouped Carbonaceous Chondrite

NWA 5958 C3.0-ung was 286 grams of fragments. We bought a fragment from Greg HupĂ© and had thin sections made from it. The Met Bull entry and two papers are here: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/metbull.php?code=50844 http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2011/pdf/2343.pdf http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2011/pdf/2325.pdf                      

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NWA 6472 LL3.2 8.00 grams

NWA 6472 LL3.2 8.00 grams

Our Meteorite of the Month is kindly provided by Tucson Meteorites who hosts The Meteorite Picture of the Day. Contributed by Peter Marmet, NWA 6472 LL3.2 8.00 grams   Submit Pictures to Meteorite Pictures of the Day

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Libyan Desert Glass 27.4 grams

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