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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)

Tucson Gem Show 2017

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 22:29:05 PST

Most years I write something about the meteorite aspect of the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. And it is that time again. Paul Harris and I went to the show with different goals and at a different time frame. We drove this year since we had the time and it is now more convenient to […](image)

MarsFest 2017

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 20:39:18 PST

 – Hosted by NASA & SETI Institute at the Furness Creek – Death Valley National Park, Visitors Center   Recently I was given an invite to be a presenter/volunteer at the SETI Institute’s “MarsFest 2017” program, and to man a public outreach booth displaying my Mojave Desert meteorites. There was a last minute opening when […](image)

NWA 2724 Eucrite

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 18:11:23 PST

The assembly of polymict eucrites is neither gentle nor precise. It involves magma, impact excavation and cycles of rock crushing, mixing, lithification and more crushing. Drs. Wittke and Bunch tell us that NWA 2724 contains both subophitic and cumulate textured rock and is therefore polymict. Here is a thin section that shows this nicely.   […](image)

A messenger from a cometary aerial burst fireball!

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:57:49 PST

How can one follow the last issue story that explains the greatest tektite mystery of all time? If you missed it, check the archives. I am now satisfied that the Indoaustralian tektite event consisted of a large cluster of aerial bursts with no deep crater formation anywhere! This month’s Tektite Teaser fits nicely into the […](image)

From Weston To Creston Book Review

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:03:54 PST

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 […](image)


Wed, 01 Mar 2017 13:50:03 PST

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)

Apache Junction Meteorite

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 12:30:54 PST

Our Meteorite of the Month is kindly provided by Tucson Meteorites who hosts The Meteorite Picture of the Day. Apache Junction Meteorite 102.7 grams full slice with a natural hole.  AJ is a medium octahedrite, IIIAB. The 25kg mass was purchased by Carleton Moore.(image)

The Peekskill Meteorite’s Silver Anniversary: 1992 to 2017

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 23:37:23 PST

Its hard to believe that the Peekskill Meteorite is already a quarter-century old. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Peekskill Meteorites, I am sharing some pictures of my slice along with a few words about the features that makes Peekskill such a wonderful specimen beyond the rather impressive artifacts of its […](image)

Meteor Crater Bomblets

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 22:49:25 PST

Harvey Harlow Nininger did about the best examination of the impact materials found at Meteor Crater in Arizona as anyone ever has. Some of the things that he reported on in depth had been seen and described poorly by others over several decades. The tiny bits of iron in the ground had been collected with […](image)

The Story of the Old Woman Meteorite – Another victim of the Post-Truth Era

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 20:28:28 PST

The Story of the Old Woman Meteorite – Another victim of the Post-Truth Era –   It all started innocently enough. It was the early hours of January 5th of this year when I got an email notification from Paul Schwartz that his latest installment of Meteorite Picture of the Day (MPOD) was now up […](image)

Another look at DaG 1040 CV3

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 19:20:57 PST

Five years ago we took a general look at DaG 1040 and last March the subject was its metal content. Recently I got to look at two new thin sections of this meteorite and I am intrigued again by its variety of features and textures. The first five photos below survey the striking difference between […](image)

The Futrell 458.3 gm Hainan Muong Nong: Seventh Sojourn

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 17:48:48 PST

Seventh attempt to write this piece? Why? The late Darryl Futrell, one of the greatest tektite aficionados of all time, was well-known for his belief that Muong Nong-type layered tektites held the keys to the kingdom of tektite mysteries, In his failing years, he sold off his world-class tektite collection in successive waves to help […](image)

Bolivia Meteorite Adventure

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 15:19:00 PST

On November 20, 2016 a massive meteorite event took place over Aiquile, Bolivia at approximately 5:00 p.m. local time. While still daylight, Quechua Indian eyewitnesses saw ‘corkscrew’ smoke trails and heard ‘whooshing’ noises followed by sonic booms and then stones literally falling at their feet! Greg and Mike went to Aiquile to hunt for meteorites […](image)

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Twannberg Meteorite 936.5 grams. Iron, IIG

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 12:00:00 PST

Our Meteorite of the Month is kindly provided by Tucson Meteorites who hosts The Meteorite Picture of the Day. Andreas writes: Twannberg Mass #TW611 The Twannberg meteorite is chemically a rare IIG iron and structurally a hexahedrite. Ongoing scientific research shows that the Twannberg meteorite fell 200,000 years ago (+/- 20,000 years). In the absence […](image)