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The work done by scientists today is very different from that which was done say one hundred years ago. But, a short discussion of the history may be of some value. When a meteorite was analyzed fifty years ago or longer it was a matter of weights and measures and wet chemistry. Chondrite meteorites are […]
I could begin and end with the simple statement that meteorites come in all sizes and all shapes and make this a very short installment indeed. Yet, that statement would nevertheless be true. Meteorites come slamming into the atmosphere and break up into nearly any shape and into pieces from dust to the largest weighing […]
Meteorite Impact Description: It can happen any time of the day. Something almost subliminal causes you to look up. There in the sky with small and yellow trailing smoke is a meteor. It is larger than any you have seen before. In just a second you realize that it is very different from any meteor […]
Since the beginning of time pieces of rock and metal have been falling to Earth. Some of these meteorites land where the climate permits them to survive for thousands of years. Since they fall randomly and continuously to the surface of our world there are thousands out there to recover. All these meteorites that fell […]
The term Fall is used to describe a meteorite event which is witnessed with pieces being recovered soon after. In February of 2013 the world got a wake up call from space as a 12,000-13,000 metric tons asteroid plunged into the atmosphere. It was traveling in excess of 40,000 miles per hour. When it exploded […]
Meteorites are pieces of rock and metal that have been falling to Earth throughout history. The scars of large impacts can still be seen as craters on Earth’s surface. Humans have a long and rich association with meteorites going back thousands of years. The Bible describes rains of stones and the metal found in meteorites […]
Finding meteorites requires a lot of knowledge and a little bit of luck. Meteorites come in all sizes, shapes and types. It is a big topic, so these are just the basics. Meteorites usually have nickel-iron metal in them and will stick to a powerful rare earth magnet or set off a signal with a […]
Meteorites are a fascinating topic of study. However, there is a great amount of science fiction misinformation swirling around. Every other week or so for the next several months I will be writing articles on as many meteorite related topics as I can think of for our Meteorites 101 course for the beginning enthusiast. So […]
Each Meteorite Ring is made with Gibeon meteorite inlays and custom made by a market leader in meteorite jewelry. Gibeon meteorite is the preferred for meteorite rings because of it's amazing etched pattern and stability.
Please visit our site to see our Libyan Desert Glass. Libyan Desert Glass is generally yellow in color but can be very clear or milky and bubbly light yellow. Some fragments have dark bands and swirls of brownish material. It is in these dark areas that some of the melted comic body is believed by some to be preserved. Libyan Desert Glass was used in ancient times as a gem stone for the Pharaohs and remains a highly prized impact glass for collectors today.
Moldavite tektites are found in an area called the Central European strewnfield. Moldavites are green over most of the dispersed strewnfield though rare brown types are found in some areas.
The Canyon Diablo meteorite is named after the river gorge near Meteor Crater. They are among the most historically significant meteorites available to collectors.
Canyon Diable meteorites are made of nickel-iron with inclusions of graphite and other minerals and classified as a coarse octahedrite iron meteorite. Many of the smaller fragments show the effects of being torn apart by the tremendous crater-forming explosion.
View our Moon Rock Lunar Meteorites for sale on our website. These quality lunar meteorite display boxes make nice additions to your meteorite collections as well as wonderful and unique gift items. Each display box contains a genuine specimen of Moon Meteorite.
We still have a supply of Mars Rock Martian Meteorites for sale on our website.These quality martian meteorite display boxes make nice additions to your meteorite collections as well as wonderful and unique gift items. Each display box contains a genuine specimen of Mars Meteorite.
Please visit our site to see our Seymchan meteorite for sale. Seymchan was found in 1967 in Magadanskaya oblast', Russia. These part slices show the beautiful olivine crystals.
We have a nice supply of Sikhote-Alin Shrapnel For Sale. These pieces of torn and twisted nickel-iron metal were ripped apart by tremendous force when the comic body hit the Earth.
There has been a lot of Russian Meteor News since the meteor event on February 14, 2013. Two days and 66 years earlier on February 12, 1947 there was another major fall in Russia and you can visit our Sikhote-Alin Meteorites For Sale page to see our specimens for sale. Sikhote-Alin meteorites have thumbprints or regmaglyphs what make iron meteorites look so distinctive in museums. Sikhote Alin individuals have this characteristic in miniature and make impressive collection specimens. Naturally sculptured by their passage through the atmosphere these iron meteorites are real beauties.
Vist our website to view our Allende meteorites for sale . Every collection should have a representative specimen of Allende. Carbonaceous chondrites are believed to be one of the earliest forms of matter in space. Allende is rich in large chondrules and scattered through the matrix are irregular masses called Calcium Aluminum Inclusions or CAIs. Allende also contains microscopic diamonds that are among the oldest particles ever discovered.
We have some fragments of Tissint Mars meteorite for sale which have a fresh shiny black fusion crust with a greyish interior color containing sporatic areas of black glass and pale yellow olivine macrocrysts.
Gao officially named Gao-Guenie was a witnessed fall on March 5 1960. We have some nice affordable Gao meteorites for sale on our website. There was initially some confusion as to whether there had been two distinct falls a month apart in Burkina Faso, but specimens collected using both names are exactly the same material. It is now officially considered to be one fall and has the combined name. Thousands of stones have been found and continue to be recovered from the area. It is an H5 chondrite.
The Mount Padbury meteorite was found in 1964 in Western Australia. Mount Padbury is a mesosiderite and has been the topic of much scientific research. Like all mesosiderites it is a mixture of metal and silicate minerals. The specimen we offer are in as found condition with their beautiful orange-brown patinas. They will feel rather heavy for their size because of the rich amount of iron they contain.
Meteorites - How To Recognize Visitors From Space
If you have ever thought you would like to hunt for a meteorite or if you are a collector with some unclassified meteorites you would like to know more about, this book will help. Packed with photos and practical information it makes meteorite recognition easier for the hunter, and can assist the collector with some of his unclassified meteorite treasures. Even the seasoned collector and veteran hunter will enjoy the stories and close up photography.
NWA 2977 (Lunar Gabbro) 0.8g Partial Slice — Laboratory analysis determined this space rock is an olivine-rich cumulate Gabbro. It is thought to be a large Gabbro clast that was part of a larger polymict regolith breccia before it fragmented into many separate pieces during its entry into the Earth's atmosphere. NWA 2977 is most likely a sample of lunar bedrock. This small piece of the Moon is a gorgeous sight with only the naked eye, but a hand lens or low power microscope will reveal a spectacular scene of yellowish green olivine crystals, grayish white pyroxene crystals, white
We have some beautiful Fukang Meteorite for sale on our site. In the year 2000 a single large meteorite of slightly over one ton was recovered and classified as a pallasite. The Fukang Pallasite is nearly a half and half mixture of olivine crystals and nickel iron metal. The crystals of the Fukang meteorite are striking when viewed with backlighting. They are clear and have a wonderful color. The metal surrounding the crystals has been etched to make these specimens even more exquisite and will enhance any collection.
We feature meteorite jewelry for sale handcrafted by Ian Barrett. Ian fashions his handmade pieces of jewelery using unique specimens of meteorite.
All of our Moldavite Jewelry is handmade with beautiful specimens of moldavite tektite. Each moldavite pendant is unique and will never look exactly like another. Please visit our website to see more.
We just got in some very nice crusted specimens of Millbillillie meteorite.
Allende (CV3.2) 19.6g Individual — Allende is one of the most primitive meteorites, and it illustrates the history of our solar system better than any other space rock. The calcium-aluminum inclusions (CAIs) seen in CV chondrites were the very first bits of matter to condense out of the solar nebula and even pre-date chondrules by 2-3 million years. The chondrules in Allende formed over 100 million years before the accretion of differentiated bodies like Earth began. This specimen displays all the important visible characteristics of Allende. There is an approximately 15mm x 15mm window
Carbonaceous chondrites are the most primitive meteorites, and CV chondrites illustrate the history of our solar system better than any other space rock. The calcium-aluminum inclusions (CAIs) seen in CV chondrites were the very first bits of matter to condense out of the solar nebula and even pre-date chondrules by 2-3 million years. The chondrules in CV meteorites formed over 100 million years before the accretion of differentiated bodies like Earth began.
NWA 4502 fell in an unknown Northwest Africa location and was purchased in Erfoud, Morocco. This weathered space rock contains
We have a nice selection of Cocklebiddy Meteorites for sale in our eStore. This is an Australian meteorite with a unusually dark matrix with a scattering of nice bright metal grains.
We have a limited number of wonderfully prepared Taza Meteorite Slices for sale. The Taza meteorite was found in 2001 in Northwest Africa and is officially known as NWA 859. This meteorite is a nickel iron meteorite classified as a Plessitic Octahedrite, Ungrouped.
We have some nice part slices of NWA 1109 meteorite for sale on our website. The NWA 1109 Meteorite is a polymict eucrite breccia. It has no free metal, but is rich in light and dark mineral clasts with a beautiful honey color matrix.
Our part slices of NWA 5515 meteorite for sale have a very nice color and contains scattered chondrules. It is minimally shocked and shows only moderate weathering. A CK4 is a nice classification to add to any collection.
We have some very nice small specimens of D'Orbigny meteorite. From the Meteoritical Bulletin: A 16.55 kg stone, mostly covered with dark gray fusion crust, was found in a corn field after a farmer hit it with a plow.
Our online store has Bediasite Tektites For Sale. Bediasite tektites are found in a small region of eastern Texas. As increased exploration has been done for them the area in which they are found has grown eastward. They are generally a very dark black color and often a little abraded from natural weathering. Many of our specimens are labeled specimens from the Darryl Futrell Collection of Tektites.