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November, 2012

Ochansk: If it’s abundant, it better be good

Ochansk: If it’s abundant, it better be good

An August 1887 Witnessed Fall: Ochansk, Russia Ochansk: If it’s abundant, it better be good.   With 500kg of the brecciated H4 named Ochansk arriving on earth, a collector desiring a piece should focus on collectability and a historical paper trail. In this particular case, the specimen has traveled through at least four documented collections. […]

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2012 Vacation Part One  “They Came From Space”

2012 Vacation Part One “They Came From Space”

5:30 AM Wednesday morning the alarm went off though I was already awake. It had been a restless night of sleep. I guess I was pretty excited about the trip we were about to take. Paul was picking me up at 6 AM I had just enough time to set all my stuff outside on my front porch. […]

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The Recovery of the “Novato” Meteorite that Fell on 2012 October 18, 02:44 UT (Oct. 17, 19:44 PDT)

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Dellen Tagamite Sweden

Dellen Tagamite Sweden

Dellen Crater is a roundish lake system in central Sweden near the east coast 180 miles north of Stockholm. It is about 11 miles across. The impact that formed it occurred 89.0 ± 2.7 million years ago. Some of the impact rock from the site is called tagamite. It is a term that was introduced […]

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Australite Indicator Core

Australite Indicator Core

Upon first introduction to an Australite ablation core it is a common error to confuse the anterior and posterior surfaces. The always present smoothly rounded surface is very suggestive of the frontal shield on an oriented chondrite, but this impression is incorrect. As Australites made their final plunge through the atmosphere, the frontal surface heated […]

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Meteorite Calendar – November 2012

Meteorite Calendar – November 2012

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Patos de Minas

Patos de Minas

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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