Tektite Articles

Muong Nong Tektite Revisited

Muong Nong Tektite Revisited

Over the years we have hit this topic a few times, but I thought that it was about time to revisit Muong Nong Layered Tektites. I am sitting around a couple hundred kilos of the material all the time at home and yet don’t write about it much. If tektites themselves are mysterious then the […]

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KT Micro Tektites

KT Micro Tektites

I was reading some garbage that a seller of fake meteorites had created to pass his piece of ordinary rock off as a meteorite. He went on and on about all the history of it and how it was the only piece like it on earth. All the normal con man stuff we see too […]

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Cutting Tektites

Cutting Tektites

Over the years I have written about cutting meteorites many times. I have not written about the challenges of cutting tektites. So I will venture into that area this month.  I may attempt to cut one some time soon for a little research project Paul and I are working on.. First let me say that […]

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Tektite Mysteries

Tektite Mysteries

I have been following a discussion on tektites on one of the internet groups. It led me to think about my own journey of discovery about these intriguing objects. When I was young and was beginning to collect tektites I thought it would be great if they did come from the Moon. In those days […]

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Breccias and Melts

Breccias and Melts

Every month one of the questions that we ask of the individual that will be Meteorite Person of the Month is do you collect any related rocks like impact breccias, and crater glasses. This month I thought I would share a few items from my collection of crater materials. Geological processes on the Earth in […]

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Irghizites – Crater Glass or Tektites?

Irghizites – Crater Glass or Tektites?

It is very unlikely that I will ever have the opportunity to travel to the Zhamanshin Crater. Which is a shame since it is among the top most interesting impact craters for me. The variety of impact related rocks and glasses from Zhamanshin is remarkable. At the last Tucson show I took a great deal […]

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Edeowie Glass

Edeowie Glass

Anyone who has read my articles for even a short time knows that I have a few ruts that I run around in. Topics that I repeatedly return to. I guess one should write about what they are interested in so they can share that excitement with the reader. So once again I’m writing on […]

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