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September, 2014

Juvinas: An Easily Distinguished Commune Contribution

Juvinas: An Easily Distinguished Commune Contribution

We are just six short years from the bicentennial of the fall of the Juvinas, France meteorite. Back in 1821, an enormously important meteorite contribution fell from the sky. As a 90kg eucrite achondirte, it became a staple in meteorite laboratories all over the world and throughout the past two centuries. The story of the […]

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The Meteorites of Summer

The Meteorites of Summer

Summer 2014 is just about gone. I did not do any meteorite hunting yet this year. Astrophotography has been taking up most of my out of town time. But, I might try really hard to get one trip in to hunt in the fall if I can tear myself away from the scope and camera. […]

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Novato – Collision History Revealed in California Rock

Novato – Collision History Revealed in California Rock

The long anticipated paper by Peter Jenniskens and The Novato Meteorite Consortium has finally been published. The meteorite that fell onto the roof of Lisa Webber’s house in Novato, California, on Oct. 17, 2012, has revealed a detailed picture of its origin and tumultuous journey through space and Earth’s atmosphere. Peter Jenniskens led an international […]

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Selma H4

Selma H4

The Selma meteorite was found near that Alabama city in 1906. At 310 pounds it was then the largest meteorite found in the United States. It was purchased by the American Museum of Natural History (New York). The thin section pictured here was deaccessioned by Arizona State University in early 2014 and is now in a […]

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A Splashform Muong-Nong Tektite??? !

A Splashform Muong-Nong Tektite??? !

A couple of years ago, we picked out this unusual specimen while sorting through bulk Chinese tektites at the big Tucson show. It was only recently that I realized just how unusual it really is. A conspicuously layered tektite with unambiguous splash-form flight modifications??? This is an oxymoron. Most descriptions of Muong Nong-type tektites will […]

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Dr. Arthur Ehlmann

Dr. Arthur Ehlmann

Personally, I have known Dr. Ehlmann a long time. How long exactly? Since I received a question through EBay… It must have been early in 2001. I had posted a small fragment of NWA 753 Rumurutite and this person was asking if I had a much larger piece available,—perfect spelling, perfect grammar and punctuation, unusual […]

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Mendy Ouzillou Interview

Mendy Ouzillou 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 Mendy Ouzillou. (MT) What or who got you interested in meteorites? (MO) I will be forever grateful to the Meteorite Men for bringing me into this hobby turned obsession. I […]

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Meteorite of the Month: Choteau Pallasite

Meteorite of the Month: Choteau Pallasite

Our Meteorite of the Month is kindly provided by Tucson Meteorites who hosts The Meteorite Picture of the Day. 86 gram full slice. 93 x 81 x 2.9 mm. Pallasite, ungrouped TKW 8.47 kg. Fall not observed. Contributed by Jim Strope, IMCA 9001 Submit Pictures to Meteorite Pictures of the Day

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