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Meteorites, Me, and the Newspaper

Meteorites, Me, and the Newspaper

Last month, I had the very great pleasure of spending time with a couple of reporters from our local newspaper. We first crossed paths back in March at a fossil and mineral show in town, and mentioned that meteorites were my game. Several months later, I got an email out of the blue that the reporters […]

Micro Visions

NWA 2824 Diogenite

NWA 2824 Diogenite

Ted Bunch and other researchers have described many shock induced features in this odd diogenite. We found some to photograph in a few thin sections, all viewed in cross-polarized light. Brecciation is a common result of shock. The clasts in this polymict breccia have a variety of textures. Mechanical twinning, also called shock twinning, is […]

Mr. Monnig's Collection

Dr. Arthur Ehlmann

Dr. Arthur Ehlmann

Personally, I have known Dr. Ehlmann a long time. How long exactly? Since I received a question through EBay… It must have been early in 2001. I had posted a small fragment of NWA 753 Rumurutite and this person was asking if I had a much larger piece available,—perfect spelling, perfect grammar and punctuation, unusual […]

Guest Articles

From Weston To Creston Book Review

From Weston To Creston Book Review

I have done other book reviews over the years. Many times the books are interesting but not something that I am likely to look at again. That is not the case with the recently released book by Frank Cressy entitled “From Weston To Creston.” After what Frank says is a ten-year effort he has produced […]

Meteorite Of The Month

Mifflin Meteorite

Mifflin Meteorite

Our Meteorite of the Month is kindly provided by Tucson Meteorites who hosts The Meteorite Picture of the Day.

Jim's Fragments

The Moon In My Hand

The Moon In My Hand

Over the course of my life, I have cut thousands of rocks on diamond saws. Most of the rocks the last twenty years have been meteorites. But until yesterday I had never cut a lunar meteorite. There has been a significant amount of meteorite from The Moon recovered recently, Paul and I decided that we […]

Bob's Findings

The 2017 Veterans Meteorite Hunt

The 2017 Veterans Meteorite Hunt

On the last weekend of April 2017, a small group of U.S. military veterans gathered in the Mojave Desert near Pahrump Nevada to take part in a “group meteorite hunt”. This was an open-invitation to all veterans, whether they had any experience at searching for meteorites, or not. The purpose of this gathering was to […]

Norm's Tektite Teasers

An odd class of tektites that formed inside bubble chambers

An odd class of tektites that formed inside bubble chambers

When it is time for a new edition, I search through our collection and inventory looking for a stone or group of similar stones with a good story to tell. Over our years of sorting through crates of tektites till our fingers were raw, we have always selected out the unusual or unique or interesting […]

Meteorite People

James D. Kriegh

James D. Kriegh

In Memory of James D. Kriegh 1928 – 2007 Meteorite-Times was blessed with the opportunity to interview Jim Kriegh in October 2006. Jim was loved by all and although now gone he will never be forgotten. Meteorite-Times (MT) What or who got you interested in meteorites and how old were you when you got your […]

IMCA Insights

Understanding the Early Solar System through the Analysis of Meteorites: The Process of Maximizing Data while Minimizing Sample Destruction

Understanding the Early Solar System through the Analysis of Meteorites: The Process of Maximizing Data while Minimizing Sample Destruction

Ellen J. Crapster-Pregont1,2 1.Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades, NY, 10964, USA. 2.Dept. of Earth and Planetary Science, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, 10024, USA. Every year approximately 40,000 meteorites make it to Earth’s surface. This value is based on camera network meteor data (Halliday et al., 1989; Bland, 2005) and weathering […]

Tektite Of The Month

Zhamanshin Exploration

Zhamanshin Exploration

by Roman Davidov (revisited from the June 2003 issue of Meteorite Times) Zhamanshin. This word translated from Kazakh language like “bad soil” or “land without anything growing on it”. Firstly, peculiarity of this place noticed in 1936 by V.Vahrameev and later in 1941 by A.Yanshin. This two scientists noticed the presence of Paleozoic rocks among […]

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