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November, 2017

Siena, Italy: The Meteorite That Started It All?

Siena, Italy: The Meteorite That Started It All?

The famous and well respected Ursula B. Marvin penned an opinion tome in the September 1995 issue of Meteoritics suggesting that the Siena meteorite fall of 1794 is “History’s Most Consequential Meteorite Fall.” No matter how you slice it, it’s a tall order for a meteorite to be the Most Consequential. The abstract of Marvin’s […]

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Another book on Meteor Crater

Another book on Meteor Crater

I finished a two-year long project a few days ago. It is a new book and it is about Meteor Crater again. Yes I know I am in a rut. But I am not going to talk much about the book itself. What I want to tell you this month is the story of the […]

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Bob Hoover – 1938-2017

Bob Hoover – 1938-2017

Commemorating the life of my friend and of our fellow meteorite-hunting colleague.The recent passing of Robert Hoover has prompted me to postpone this month’s article, and instead to make notice of this sad news. Robert Dan Hoover, Born in Corona, CA on January 25, 1938 passed peacefully while in hospice care near his home in […]

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Mukundpura CM2

Mukundpura CM2

CM2 meteorites are regolith breccias. They’ve been through cycles of crushing and lithification at an asteroid surface. They are dark with opaque matrix and varying amounts of chondrules, olivine aggregates, CAI and mineral grains. This is a sample of a CM2 fall that is reported to have distinct lithologies. Our samples, whose early field name […]

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Ferricrete adhesions on Thailandites

Ferricrete adhesions on Thailandites

It is one of the interesting factoids of tektite lore: Never, not even once, has a splashform tektite been reported that shows an embedded object or clear imprint from the ground surface on which the tektites fell. However, that noteworthy constant only serves to sharpen the search for the first one. Most tektite aficionados have […]

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Probing the early Solar System at the atomic level.

Probing the early Solar System at the atomic level.

Mr. Luke Daly1,2 1The Institute for Geoscience Research (TIGeR), Department of Applied Geology, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA, Australia 2School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, UK The invention of the light microscope by Hans and Zacharias Jansen 1580-1638 and telescope by Hans Lipperhey in 1608 using two […]

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Peña Blanca Spring

Peña Blanca Spring

Our Meteorite of the Month is kindly provided by Tucson Meteorites who hosts The Meteorite Picture of the Day. Photo taken in 2011 at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC. by Paul Swartz, IMCA 5204

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