Meteorite Articles

Chondrules Galore

Chondrules Galore

To me nothing quite beats for beauty and interest a slice of a primitive chondrite. I could look at type 3 chondrites for hours. Meteorites like Ragland, Semarkona, and Begga they just hit the spot for me. Close behind are a few Carbonaceous Chondrites for example Axtell, Allende, and others like one that I got […]

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Meteorite Paper

Meteorite Paper

This month I go about as far-a-field as I ever have. For a few years now I have been finding creative ways to use the dust from meteorites that accumulates in the bottom of the saws and lap. Thus far I have made inks, paints, glazes for ceramic pieces and fired it onto glass. This […]

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Mars Meteorites Revisited

Mars Meteorites Revisited

With the Phoenix probe now on Mars digging and cooking away it seemed appropriate to write something on Martian meteorites this month. It has been decades since specimens of Mars were analyzed the way they are now by Phoenix. As meteorite collectors we have a debt to the Viking missions. I remember not so many […]

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Meteor Crater – The Smallest Evidence

Meteor Crater – The Smallest Evidence

This month has been filled with so many non meteorite activities that it has been really hard to find time to write an article. But, on the meteorite list there was an email about metallic spheroids from Barringer Meteorite Crater (Meteor Crater). This gave me an idea for a short article about collecting them. The […]

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Nininger’s Old Meteorite Museum

Nininger’s Old Meteorite Museum

Nininger’s Old Meteorite Museum I will write an article upon our return that tells our story of this year’s show, but for my regular article this month I wanted to take a little different direction and visit Nininger’s Old Museum. Over the years I have stopped by the building many times. Sometimes by myself which […]

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Cutting Meteorites

Cutting Meteorites

Before beginning any discussion of cutting meteorites it is always prudent to make mention of what rare things they are. Meteorites are among the rarest objects on the Earth. So some care and concern should be exercised when doing anything to them. I will not be around for more than a few decades at best, […]

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Oriented Iron Meteorites

Oriented Iron Meteorites

I saw a small iron this last month that was oriented in a very strange manner. It had a melted lip on both sides. That is an interesting trick. This got me interested in getting out my oriented irons and taking a better look at them. I knew none of them showed anything like that, […]

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Once More Unto the Crater

Once More Unto the Crater

We didn’t get on the road quite as early as planned. I had a pretty hard week and needed a little more sleep than four or five hours. After all it is a nine hour drive to the crater from our house. Actually, 521 miles to Meteor Crater from our home. It is a trip […]

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