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July, 2014

Breccia From Heaven

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Edeowie Glass Revisited

Edeowie Glass Revisited

I do not usually watch the programs on television about alien from the past that have landed on Earth. But I was changing channels recently and found myself at one of those programs. After just a few minutes I had heard several wrong statements and enough bad conclusions drawn from unrelated facts to last me […]

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Meteor-wrongs

Meteor-wrongs

Another photo gallery of the usual suspects. Over the past decade, various people have contacted me asking for help in getting their “meteorite” identified. In recent years, what with meteorites being mentioned more in the media, there isn’t a week that goes by that I don’t get asked, “How much is my rock worth?”. But […]

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Romero H4

Romero H4

Earlier this year Arizona State University released about a hundred surplus thin sections. This was through a trade with meteorite dealer Anne Black. I bought a few of these slides from her. I chose the only Romero H4 she had because it had an inclusion. The write up in the Meteoritical Bulletin Database gives only […]

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Alain Carion’s “New” Ivoirites

Alain Carion’s “New” Ivoirites

Ivory Coast tektites (“Ivoirites”) have long been the most difficult tektite to obtain. To say “impossible” would not be far off the mark. Only a few hundred have ever been recovered, and given their homeland’s propensity for war and strife, it has been decades since anyone has gone there with the purpose of searching for […]

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Ensisheim Show Report by Martin Goff

Ensisheim Show Report by Martin Goff

The annual Ensisheim show is the nearest meteorite show to me in the UK and is somewhere that I had been intending to visit for many years. I had vicariously enjoyed the show from looking wistfully at all the photos and videos that were shared every year and had also been subject to much persuasion […]

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Gaetan Cormier Interview

Gaetan Cormier Interview

This feature is devoted to one of the personalities within the meteorite community. This month we are delighted to share an interview we had with Gaetan Cormier of  http://gcmeteorites.blogspot.com/ (MT) What or who got you interested in meteorites and how old were you when you got your first meteorite? (GC) I’ve been doing amateur astronomy […]

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Meteorite of the Month: Ensisheim Meteorite

Meteorite of the Month: Ensisheim Meteorite

Our Meteorite of the Month is kindly provided by Tucson Meteorites who hosts The Meteorite Picture of the Day. The 53.8 kg main mass of the famous Ensisheim meteorite by Herbert Raab Submit Pictures to Meteorite Pictures of the Day

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