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March, 2013

The St. Michel, Finland Meteorite – A Lifetime of Breakage

The St. Michel, Finland Meteorite – A Lifetime of Breakage

A July 1910 Witnessed Fall: The St. Michel, Finland Meteorite A Lifetime of Breakage   Impressive breccias such as St. Michel provide obvious visual evidence of near-catastrophic injury before arriving on earth. Breccias are rocks composed of various sized visible pieces of angular rock cemented together. But that was just the beginning for St. Michel. […]

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2013 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

2013 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

This was quite an amazing year at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. We had gone with plans to get a big supply of meteorites for the next year and to have some fun. But, we had way more fun and found some really spectacular material. Our schedule was back to the regular week with […]

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Tissint Martian Meteorite

Tissint Martian Meteorite

Tissint is the fifth witnessed Martian meteorite fall.  It is a Shergottite.  Many pieces totaling over 7 kg fell east of Tata, Morocco about 2 AM, July 18, 2011.  The stones have a shiny black fusion crust which is glossier over olivine macrocrysts.  Olivine macrocrysts and microphenocrysts are held in a finer groundmass of pyroxene, […]

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A folded Lei gong mo tektite

A folded Lei gong mo tektite

Every year after the big Tucson show, people ask : “what was your favorite tektite find ?” (We also look forward to this answer; we go to Tucson wondering what new treasure we will find!) Here it is. Tucson Tektite 2013. We spent days sorting through every box and bin of tektites we could find, […]

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Meteorite Calendar – March 2013

Meteorite Calendar – March 2013

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

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Ocotillo Meteorite – 232 grams

Ocotillo Meteorite – 232 grams

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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Amazing Folded Lei gong mo Tektite

Amazing Folded Lei gong mo Tektite

Please see Norm’s writeup on this amazing folded Lei gong mo tektite in this month’s Norm’s Tektite Teasers

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