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July, 2016

Oriented Canyon Diablo Meteorite? I hope so.

Oriented Canyon Diablo Meteorite? I hope so.

The irons and iron fragments from Canyon Diablo or Meteorite Crater, or Meteor Crater, or Barringer Crater, or Coon Mountain or any of several other names is a staple in every collection. From huge display pieces to micro mounts, Canyon Diablo, or CDs, are important representative of meteorite history, meteorite science, and meteorite collecting. So […]

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Before and After Holbrook and Meteor Crater Trip

Before and After Holbrook and Meteor Crater Trip

I am heading out to the Holbrook strewnfield in a few days. I missed the hundredth anniversary gathering/hunt and all the yearly ones since. Paul and I did get out there several years ago for a very successful two days of hunting. This year I am going to go to the yearly hunt. When I […]

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Takysie Lake – The Classic “Pseudometeorite” – Found By Harvey H. Nininger – Still a Mystery?

Takysie Lake – The Classic “Pseudometeorite” – Found By Harvey H. Nininger – Still a Mystery?

Takysie Lake – The Classic “Pseudometeorite” – Found By Harvey H. Nininger – Still a Mystery? The first time I saw a specimen of Takysie Lake was 16 years ago (in 2000). I had purchased a small stone from an old collector from San Diego. He explained that it was self-collected in 1991 from the […]

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SaU 008 Martian shergottite

SaU 008 Martian shergottite

Sayh al Uhaymir 008 is one of the several pairings with SaU 005. These pairings have a total weigh of about 25 pounds. It is a Martian basaltic shergottite of a type sometimes called olivine-phyric. It is composed of olivine megacrysts in a finer grained groundmass of pigeonite and plagioclase. In these cross-polarized light (XPL) […]

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Two splatted teardrops—-

Two splatted teardrops—-

I hope that this will not disappoint you, but we will not here debate just what they splatted on, but it was either against a cushion of speed-related compressed air or the earth’s surface. That they “splatted” is clear. These were once highly liquid blobs of glass shaped as classic teardrops that impacted, in this […]

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The Great Family Reunion Also Known As The Ensisheim Show

The Great Family Reunion Also Known As The Ensisheim Show

Yes, the Ensisheim-Meteorite Show has the feel of a family reunion. We all meet there in this friendly old Alsatian town once a year, we celebrate the new deserving members of the family, we learn about the new accomplishments of various members, and we chat until late in the night over Alsatian tart, Meteor beer […]

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Canyon Diablo Meteorite 1979 grams

Canyon Diablo Meteorite 1979 grams

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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