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January, 2016

Wilder, Idaho: A Professional Grade Meteorite

Wilder, Idaho: A Professional Grade Meteorite

I’ve heard that the state of Idaho, if flattened, would be one of the largest continental states in the US. But of course it’s not. Instead Idaho is the left over after the surrounding states grabbed their territory. Essentially it’s an east-west state filled with north-south mountain ranges. Often it is easer to travel through […]

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Collecting My Thoughts

Collecting My Thoughts

The end of one year and the beginning of the next always seem to be a time of reflection for me. I think about the things I did during the year and the things that I did not complete. This last year I left two ceramics projects I wanted to do not even attempted. So […]

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Unclassified USA Meteorites from Coyote Dry Lake

Unclassified USA Meteorites from Coyote Dry Lake

A newsletter for “orphaned” meteorites from the USA. Featured this month is Coyote Dry Lake (circa 1995-2004)   This volume of my Bulletin of unclassified U.S. meteorites features a new format for documenting these “orphaned” finds. Hopefully this will be a more convenient format for when there are more than 100 finds to be reported. […]

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Souslovo L4

Souslovo L4

Souslovo Timeline: 1966 – Fireball 1997 – Hay cart wheel chock 2002 – L4, S2,W0/1

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Libyan Desert Glass Ventifacts.

Libyan Desert Glass Ventifacts.

There is as yet no clear consensus regarding the detailed origins of Libyan Desert Glass. What we do know is that 28.5 million years ago in what is now Egypt’s Western Desert, in the southern part of the country near the Libyan border, there was a significant encounter with a cosmic visitor. No crater is […]

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Seymchan Meteorite – 355.9 Gram Transitional Part-Slice

Seymchan Meteorite – 355.9 Gram Transitional Part-Slice

Our Meteorite of the Month is kindly provided by Tucson Meteorites who hosts The Meteorite Picture of the Day. Geoff writes: I am quite attached to this intriguing part slice, which was the test cut from the large Seymchan mass I acquired, directly from the finders, and described as “the finest transitional pallasite ever recovered.” […]

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