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A Lost Can of Pristine Sikhote-Alin Meteorites

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 23:44:42 PDT

  Seventy years ago the largest witnessed fall of an iron meteorite crashed through the air above the Sikhote-Alin Mountains in southeastern Russia. February 12. 1947 was a year and half after the US dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan so there is little doubt that such an explosion in the sky from a hundred […](image)

Strange and Weird, Odds and Ends

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 22:25:15 PDT

The middle of the summer issue of Meteorite Times is always the hardest for me to find something to write. The gem show is over, and it is too hot to go hunting for meteorites in the desert. The world of meteorites is several systems that interconnect and work together for the most part. They […](image)

Tony Irving’s Martians

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 18:31:16 PDT

In conjunction with the Meteoritical Society’s annual meeting which, this year, will be held in Santa Fe New Mexico, Dr. Tony Irving of the University of Washington will lead a post-meeting workshop {} Saturday, July 29, 2017. The topic is Martian Meteorites Under the Microscope. Here are shots of some of the thin sections he […](image)

Zhamanshin Impactite glass foam!

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 17:39:38 PDT

Zhamanshin crater is a 13.5 km diameter circular meteorite impact structure located about 40 km southwest of the village of Irghiz, Kazakhstan. Approximately one million years in age, the locality is best known for its Irghizites, beautiful little droplets and ropy ribbons of vitreous jet-black glass. Showing clear evidence of aerodynamic flight-shaping, Irghizites have long […](image)


Sat, 01 Jul 2017 13:50:03 PDT

After much thought I have decided to publish a new quarterly magazine about hunting, collecting, and the science of rocks from outer space. I will not be accepting yearly subscription payments, only payments as each individual issue is published and ready to mail out to the subscribers. If you have any questions please send me […](image)

NWA 032 Lunar (basalt) Meteorite

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 12:16:16 PDT

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


Sat, 01 Jul 2017 11:47:59 PDT

Tektites – one of the most enigmatic things on Earth… by Roman Davidov from the April 2005 Issue. Tektites – one of the most enigmatic things on Earth. From a few titles, having came to us through the deep antiquity: The black stones of The God Of Thunder, fire arrows, moon or solar stones, follows […](image)

Meteorites, Me, and the Newspaper

Mon, 01 May 2017 23:25:14 PDT

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 […](image)

The Moon In My Hand

Mon, 01 May 2017 22:03:00 PDT

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 […](image)

The 2017 Veterans Meteorite Hunt

Mon, 01 May 2017 20:45:17 PDT

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 […](image)

NWA 2824 Diogenite

Mon, 01 May 2017 18:16:20 PDT

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 […](image)

An odd class of tektites that formed inside bubble chambers

Mon, 01 May 2017 17:36:00 PDT

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 […](image)

Mifflin Meteorite

Mon, 01 May 2017 12:46:29 PDT

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

Meteorite Times Magazine May Issue

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 15:31:58 PDT

The May 2017 issue of Meteorite Times is now up. The following URL gives access to the Web Browser View, Flash Magazine View, and Mobile PDF. Current Issue Enjoy!(image)

The Supuhee Meteorite: Assimilation and Transformation with Indigo

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 23:53:53 PST

The Supuhee, India Chondrite fell to earth in the form of six individual stones back in 1865. Several of those stones landed on an indigo factory but unlike post-industrial revolution factory to follow, the indigo factory was where dyes were made and fabric was dyed.   Indigo dye begins with the leaves of the indigo […](image)