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January, 2014

A Grand Meteorite from a Grand House

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The UCLA Meteorite Gallery

The UCLA Meteorite Gallery

I got an email that there was to be a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony at UCLA for the new Meteorite Gallery. It was taking place the next day. So I got my camera out and charged a couple batteries and put about 50 gigabytes of SD cards in the camera bag and […]

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San Bernardino Wash (L5)

San Bernardino Wash (L5)

San Bernardino Wash (L5) An apparent strewn-field in the California Mojave Desert. High up into the Pinto Mountains there is a surprisingly flat valley that is drained by the San Bernardino Wash. Ironically, this wash isn’t in San Bernardino County. It is located just south of the county line in Riverside County. Being located this […]

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Dhofar 008 L3.3

Dhofar 008 L3.3

In thin section under the microscope it is easy to see that the components of Dhofar 008 L3.3 underwent several episodes of processing before their final assembly and delivery to earth. We see it in layered features and in the presence of enveloping compound chondrules. Enveloping compound chondrules have one or more chondrules completely enclosed […]

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An Aussie Flanged Button Too Good to be True!

An Aussie Flanged Button Too Good to be True!

About 10 years ago I was approached by a guy that had just inherited a tektite collection that he wanted to liquidate. Included were about 20 Australite flanged buttons. Working from a photo, I selected about half of them and we made a deal. When they arrived I was astounded. They were better than any […]

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LEEDEY Meteorite

LEEDEY Meteorite

The Leedey meteorite fell in the evening of November 25, 1943 in western Oklahoma. The story of its recovery tells marvelously well how the traveling conditions and the communications have changed in the last 70 years. It is also a marvelous example of collaboration between the two best known meteorites hunters of the time: Oscar […]

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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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World Class 401.7 Gram Darwin Glass by Daniel Sutherland

World Class 401.7 Gram Darwin Glass by Daniel Sutherland

This amazing specimen is considered one of the largest specimens outside of a museum and the second or third largest known. This impact glass was the product of a meteorite or comet impact 816,000 years ago forming Darwin Crater located south of Queenstown in West Coast, Tasmania.

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