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November, 2013

A Pair of Oriented “Bakesale Juancheng” Meteorites

A Pair of Oriented “Bakesale Juancheng” Meteorites

In celebration of the publication release of Michael Blood’s new book titled Aspects of Meteorite Orientation I thought I would share a couple oriented specimens I picked up in Tucson years ago. They were part of a set of Juancheng individuals that were collected by school children and later sold as a fundraiser for the school. […]

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Shooting Stars Has a Different Meaning This Year

Shooting Stars Has a Different Meaning This Year

Well, it would just seem wrong to report on vacation without something about meteorites. But, the fact of the matter is we did nothing meteorite related on vacation this year. We are so busy with meteorites the rest of the time that we have taken a big break from them for our autumn trips. I […]

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Ibitira

Ibitira

Ibitira is the exception that nags us when we introduce people to the appearance of meteorites versus meteor wrongs. We like to say that if it has bubbles it isn’t the real thing, thus dismissing slag, lava and their cousins. But Ibitira and a few other exceptional meteorites do have vesicles. Ibitira is exceptional also […]

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Egyptian Dakhleh Glass

Egyptian Dakhleh Glass

Find a map of Egypt and put a pin right in the center. You’ll find yourself in one of the most remote human settlements in Egypt, way out in the Western Desert about 400 kilometers west of Luxor and the Valley of the Kings. Dakhleh Oasis occupies the basin of an ancient lake, the site […]

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GLEN ROSE and SQUAW CREEK

GLEN ROSE and SQUAW CREEK

Somervell County, about 55 miles (almost 90 km) south-west of Fort Worth, is the second smallest county in Texas, famous for some of the best preserved dinosaur tracks along the Paluxy River in the central part of the county and also for having been a big producer of moonshine during Prohibition, according to the Texas […]

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Meteorite of the Month

Meteorite of the Month

Happy 2nd Anniversary, MPOD! 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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