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March, 2015

Tabor: My 262 year old Relative

Tabor: My 262 year old Relative

Twelve years ago, the Tabor Meteorite celebrated it’s 250th birthday on this planet. But to me Tabor is so much more than just a historical witnessed meteorite fall of advanced age. Tabor, Czech Republic is also the land of the people on my father’s side. In fact, there is no reason to think that my […]

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Tucson Gem and Mineral Show 2015

Tucson Gem and Mineral Show 2015

Edwin ET Thompson’s room was sort of ground zero for this year’s show. What fun we had sitting there listening to his stories and telling stories of our own. Of course we told no lies. ET has worked hard all year on a science fiction book titled EarthUnder. It is truly a breath of fresh […]

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Bob’s Bulletin – Vol. 1 No. 2

Bob’s Bulletin – Vol. 1 No. 2

A newsletter for “orphaned” meteorites from the USA. In my previous article, I introduced the phrase “orphaned-meteorites from the USA”. I defined these “orphans” as being non-fall Ordinary Chondrite (OC) meteorite “finds” that are recovered in the U.S. Unfortunately, the vast majority of finds are of this type. It wasn’t very long ago that this […]

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Zoned Grains in Moss CO3.6

Zoned Grains in Moss CO3.6

The outer portion of some olivine grains in the Moss meteorites have levels of iron elevated above those in the center of the grains. This difference can be seen in some grains that have been thin sectioned. These photos are all of one rather small sample. All photos are in cross-polarized transmitted light.

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Atacamaites, Central Atacama Desert, Chile

Atacamaites, Central Atacama Desert, Chile

In the last edition I mentioned the new Atacamaite impact glass and promised a follow-up story. Here it is (largely drawn from our website). A couple of years ago word started to leak out of Chile regarding a new “tektite strewn field” in the central Atacama Desert. We have recently had the chance to examine […]

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EarthUnder: The Meteorite Chronicles Book Review

EarthUnder: The Meteorite Chronicles Book Review

Edwin Thompson has been a mentor to meteorite hunters and a cheery friend to space rock collectors and enthusiasts at gem shows everywhere for years. For much of that time he has been sharpening his writing skills with adventure stories and magazine articles. Now Edwin Thompson has taken his vast experience in meteorites and meteorite […]

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Golden Rule Meteorite Found by Twink Monrad

Golden Rule Meteorite Found by Twink Monrad

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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