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September, 2013

Revisiting Independence

Revisiting Independence

Way back in the summer of 2002 in this very ezine I wrote a piece about the Independence, Missouri chondrite, an observed fall from 1917. The single 880g mass was recovered shortly after it fell by Edward Keesling who “heard a hissing/buzzing sound, and then observed a dark object falling to the ground on the […]

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Meteorite Hunting and Astronomy Time Again

Meteorite Hunting and Astronomy Time Again

California Meteorite Club Gathering As I write this it has been a week since the gathering of the California Meteorite Club down at Escondido. It was a great party. Sort of similar to what Paul and I did years ago. But, this had a much larger group of attendees and was an opportunity to personally […]

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10-year Anniversary for Nevada Meteorite Picture of the Month

10-year Anniversary for Nevada Meteorite Picture of the Month

At least once a month since 2003, a Nevada meteorite has been showcased on the “NevMetPoM” website . Quinn Canyon (Iron, IIIAB) – Nevada’s first meteorite find. The above image is the first one that started it all. And a decade later, I’m still highlighting Nevada meteorites on that webpage. At least once every month, […]

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Allende Special

Allende Special

The Allende CV3 meteorite contains many components. Here are some less common chondrules, a collection from three Allende thin sections. Except for the last two, the views are 3.1 mm wide. The others are 0.9 mm and 1.1 mm wide details. All are in cross-polarized light. The first chondrule is also shown in Richard Norton’s […]

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Deeply sculpted Bediasites

Deeply sculpted Bediasites

At 35.5 million years, Bediasites are by far the oldest surviving tektites that still retain a significant amount of their original glass. One might well expect that they should be deeply etched over their long history, and indeed, a few are. But the vast majority consist of relatively smooth, abraded pebbles, often with glassy chips. […]

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Somervell County Pallasite

Somervell County Pallasite

INTRODUCTION Oscar E. Monnig was born in Fort Worth, Texas on September 2, 1902. Although he received a law degree from the University of Texas in 1925, he worked for the family business, a chain of dry goods stores all his life and eventually became the President of the Company, before selling it in 1981 […]

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Meteorite of the Month

Meteorite of the Month

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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