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May, 2016

Jerome. Idaho’s First Stone Meteorite

Jerome. Idaho’s First Stone Meteorite

Jerome was first found in 1954. A single 6.8kg stone was recovered from a plowed field in Jerome county, Idaho. While interesting in that it’s a meteorite, Jerome lacked even the most basic dignity of a complete classification. But for now, we’ll just have to settle for Jerome, L chondrite. When I lived in Idaho, […]

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Fresh to Rotten in Just 50,000 Years

Fresh to Rotten in Just 50,000 Years

Well, you can guess that title is not referring to the lettuce that was forgotten in the refrigerator. Meteorites also do not always make it to fifty thousand years before completely falling apart and dissolving into the dirt. But, many desert falls do make it to that age or even longer. I had the process […]

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Bob’s Bulletin – Vol. 2 No. 2

Bob’s Bulletin – Vol. 2 No. 2

 A newsletter for unclassified meteorites found in the USA.   In all of my previous Bob’s Bulletins, I explained the meaning of the phrase “orphaned-meteorites from the USA”. I defined these “orphans” as being unwitnessed-fall Ordinary Chondrite (OC) meteorite “finds” that are recovered in the U.S., but that the finders of these meteorites have found […]

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Micro Visions Ribbons

Micro Visions Ribbons

We’ve seen curtains of microscopic bubbles before in meteorite thin sections. Readers might remember some in Greg Hupé’s NWA 6704 ungrouped achondrite, third photo. Here are others in another ungrouped achondrite that are intriguing for a couple of reasons. They often occur in multiple parallel sheets and they are sometimes quite wavy like heavy drapery. […]

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A Glass of Three Tales

A Glass of Three Tales

Trinitite. Edeowie glass. Daugistau glass (if you’ve ever heard of this last one, you are part of a very exclusive brotherhood indeed. This article may well be the first time this material has been discussed in any public venue). These three (there are others, but this is a tale of three glasses!) are all of […]

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The Chimeric Clast | The Discovery of a New Kind of Meteorite

The Chimeric Clast | The Discovery of a New Kind of Meteorite

In a rare event in the field of meteoritics, researchers at UCLA quietly announced the discovery of a new kind of ordinary chondrite in an abstract submitted to the 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. This two page abstract is a precursor to a much more in depth paper soon to be published with a […]

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Osceola Meteorite

Osceola Meteorite

Our Meteorite of the Month is kindly provided by Tucson Meteorites who hosts The Meteorite Picture of the Day. Click to read Doug’s amazing story of his Osceola Meteorite Find. Submit Pictures to Meteorite Pictures of the Day

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