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November, 2014

Borodino: A Rock for the Ages

Borodino: A Rock for the Ages

The Borodino meteorite takes its name from the town of Borodino, Russia. Two days after the meteorite’s fall, the hamlet also extended its name to to the immensely bloody “Battle of Borodino.” For this installment of The Accretion Desk, I would like you do download and listen to the linked music file of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture […]

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Meteorite Hunters vs The Weather

Meteorite Hunters vs The Weather

In my last article I mentioned that I might try to get in a trip meteorite hunting in the autumn. Well, this article begins when I got an email from my friend Richard Garcia that a trip meteorite hunting was being put together and would I like to go. Not too tough a question, but […]

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UPDATE: San Bernardino Wash (L5)

UPDATE: San Bernardino Wash (L5)

Nomenclature Committee voted on my 2012 finds and officially named them San Bernardino Wash Since my first article on this subject back in January 2014, there has been a lot of effort (including additional fieldwork) to get my UCLA-classified finds from the San Bernardino Wash (SBW) strewn-field (as well as subsequent finds) approved by the […]

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ASU Higher Magnification

ASU Higher Magnification

This is a selection of photos of various thin sections in the horde released by Arizona State University earlier this year.  Most are at a higher magnification than those I usually place here.

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A complete Australite detached flange ring!

A complete Australite detached flange ring!

Flanged Australite buttons are perhaps the most coveted tektite morphology that exists, and they are, indeed, glorious things. But they have an occasional offspring that is much, much rarer: the detached flange ring. The majority of Australites appear to have started atmospheric re-entry as spheres, which were always thermally modified in subsequent gravitationally-accelerated flight. Flanges […]

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Laura Atkins Interview

Laura Atkins 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 Laura Atkins. (MT) What or who got you interested in meteorites and how old were you when you got your first meteorite? (LA) I have always been a rock hound, […]

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Meteorite of the Month: Gebel Kamil

Meteorite of the Month: Gebel Kamil

Our Meteorite of the Month is kindly provided by Tucson Meteorites who hosts The Meteorite Picture of the Day. 2035 grams. 16 x12 x6 cm. Iron, ungrouped TKW 1600 kg. Fall not observed. Found 2009 in East Uweinat Desert, Egypt. Submit Pictures to Meteorite Pictures of the Day

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