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The Accretion Desk Takes a Break


I began writing the Accretion Desk in 2002 because I really enjoy studying meteorites, meteorite collections, and the history of their time here on earth. I also enjoy sharing my findings with others. In fact, there have been almost 60 Accretion Desk columns published in the Meteorite Times over the past five years. Each one represents hours or days of work, writing, editing, and searching for the answer to my own questions. There are many people who have helped me including many of the more active and vocal collectors and scientists in the field of meteoritics. Thank you wherever you are.

However, many things in life are starting to require more time than I have to spare right now. Big projects, work responsibilities, travel, family, and even just unstructured free time are now winning over my ability to participate in meteorites. So with this column, I am taking a break from writing the Accretion Desk. But in the absence of new columns, I encourage readers to discover or even reread some of the past Accretion Desk columns. They are available in the archive of the Meteorite Times.

Here are a few of my favorite Accretion Desk articles:

Leaving A Paper Trail:

Independence, Missouri (because I now own the main mass of Independence)

What Is The Price Per Gram of An Act Of God?

262 Years of Meteorites in 30 Days

In Common with Urey? At Least One Old Meteorite

Ovambo, Namibia: An L6 Missionary from Space

The Rose City Impact Melt - "What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other word would smell as sweet."

Zabrodje, Belarus: A Hundred Year Old House Hammerer

Fukutomi, Japan: 123 Years of Recent History

Haag Heaven:Collecting Historical Falls from THE Meteorite Collector

Personal Parameters: Setting Limits to Increase Purpose

Happy Tucsoning in 2006

In parting:

This half-individual of Bruderheim, Canada is one of my favorites. Actually, all my meteorites are my favorites for if one was not, it would have taken up residence somewhere else. The fresh, rich black fusion crust and pristine interior of this stone are always special treats, and thus traits that will forever make it a specimen worthy of any collection.

Here is an excellent article about this significant event in meteorite history.


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