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May, 2012

Linum, Germany: It’s What’s For Breakfast!

Linum, Germany: It’s What’s For Breakfast!

Linum, Germany: It’s What’s For Breakfast!   Linum is one of those rare meteorites whose date of fall is within a few years of its TKW in grams. In this case, the Linum fell in 1854 with a total known weight of 1862 grams. Mike Bandli has an excellent description of the fall of Linum, […]

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California’s Recent Meteorite Fall

California’s Recent Meteorite Fall

I named this article as I did to avoid the problem of picking a name myself when it has not been officially named as of the time of this writing. My story of the meteorite fall near Coloma, California began with my wife asking if I had seen the video of the beautiful fireball that […]

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IMCA Insights – May 2012

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Almahata Sitta

Almahata Sitta

It seems understatement to say that Almahata Sitta is polymict given that it contains at least twelve lithologies.  Since the  lithologic types are dominated by ureilites, though, it is classified as a polymict ureilite.  Much of the remainder is EL and EH chondrites of various petrographic grades, melts and breccias.  Also found are H and […]

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TEKTITE THESES, THEMES, TROPHIES, & TRIVIA: Dragon Tracks!

TEKTITE THESES, THEMES, TROPHIES, & TRIVIA: Dragon Tracks!

This spectacular Thailandite from the Khorat Plateau region of northeastern Thailand, exhibits exceptionally well-developed skin splits. These formed after the skin had cooled sufficiently to react in a brittle manner while the interior remained soft and gooey. When this water balloon-like blob splatted, the skin split open revealing the viscous interior. Note the contrast in […]

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L’Aigle

L’Aigle

Our Meteorite of the Month is kindly provided by Tucson Meteorites who hosts The Meteorite Picture of the Day. Submit Pictures to Meteorite Pictures of the Day

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Darwin Glass

Darwin Glass

Darwin glass is an impactite caused by a meteorite impact. This natural glass is found south of Queenstown in West Coast, Tasmania.               All Photos © Copyright by Daniel Sutherland  

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