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July, 2013

69354 is the Zip Code for Mars[land]

69354 is the Zip Code for Mars[land]

In 1933, a 2.25kg meteorite was discovered in the community of Marsland, Nebraska. While not technically Mars, Marsland is, you have to admit, a pretty cool name for a meteorite even if only an H5. Marsland was not named after the wonderful Red Planet, but instead for Thomas Marsland, the general freight manager for the […]

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Meteorites at Lick Observatory

Meteorites at Lick Observatory

My wife and I took a road trip recently up to Santa Cruz to see our daughter and granddaughter. We called her and said we were about twenty minutes from the hotel and she could head that way to meet us. She was picking us up as soon as we could check in and taking […]

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Part 2 of Primm Meteorites

Part 2 of Primm Meteorites

The effort to reconstruct fragmented meteorites continues Part 1 of this story was my last article (May 2013) and was titled: Primm and the other Roach Dry Lake Meteorites. The Primm meteorite was found in Clark County in southern Nevada. It was found on 1997 December 23rd. Paul Gessler’s father, Nicholas Gessler, discovered the first […]

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DaG 978 C3-ung

DaG 978 C3-ung

Dar al Gani 978 resembles CR chondrites in that it has relatively large chondrules which contain blebs of metal. Certain elemental abundances resemble those of CM–CO chondrites and others are similar to the CV–CM–CO range. O-isotope data are similar to CO and CV chondrites. DaG 978 is a type-3 ungrouped carbonaceous chondrite.

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A Wabar Dumbell!

A Wabar Dumbell!

“—below me, as I stood on that hill-top transfixed, lay the twin craters, whose black walls stood up gauntly above the encroaching sand like the battlements and bastions of some great castle. These craters were respectively about 100 and 50 yards in diameter, sunken in the middle but half choked with sand, while inside and […]

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Meteorite Calendar – July 2013

Meteorite Calendar – July 2013

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Bassikounou H5 Meteorite

Bassikounou H5 Meteorite

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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