James Tobin

James Tobin

The Meteorite Exchange, Inc. was born in 1996 with meteorite.com and still enthusiastic about meteorites and all things related to them, we hunt, collect, cut and prepare specimens. We travel to gem shows and enjoy meteorites as much now as in the beginning. Please feel free to share any comments you have on this or any of our other sites.

Meteorites in the News – June 2013

Meteorites in the News – June 2013

The meteorite news of late has been a strange mix of the ridiculous and the very interesting. First, the fall of stones into the woman’s yard that were reported to have endangered the children, certainly do not look like meteorites to this author. These “meteorites” have backward colors. They are black on the insides and […]

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Meteorites from the Moon

Meteorites from the Moon

The first thing I think of when I hear someone ask about meteorites from the Moon is the way they differ from the Moon rocks returned by the Apollo astronauts. With the exception of two tiny pieces of rock hardly bigger than grains of sand, each of the Apollo astronauts brought back no meteorites from […]

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Can you identify which rock is a meteorite?

Can you identify which rock is a meteorite?

“Meteorites – How to Recognize Visitors from Space” is an eBook produced by The Meteorite Exchange, Inc. to help anyone identify meteorites. Seasoned collectors will find a rich source of information in one volume. The new enthusiast in the study of meteorites will find everything needed for a great start in learning about meteorites. One […]

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The Origins of Meteorite Hunting in the Southwest

The Origins of Meteorite Hunting in the Southwest

Meteorite hunting is becoming a popular activity in recent years. Promoted by wonderful TV programs like the Meteorite Men is a growing outdoor recreation activity. But, where did it start? That is a hard question. For one reason or another, meteorites have always been picked up by man. Originally it was for their iron. Before […]

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Meteorites Used By Ancient Egyptians

Meteorites Used By Ancient Egyptians

An article was recently printed about metal beads made from meteorites being found in the ancient Gerzeh cemetery in Egypt. This is not a new story, the cosmic origin of the iron has been known for many decades. In fact articles were published in the early portion of the previous century about the ancient Egyptian […]

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More than Meteorites Being Found in Southern Arizona

More than Meteorites Being Found in Southern Arizona

Meteorites may not be just a danger when they come to Earth without warning as in the recent huge Chelyabinsk, Russian event. They may also land where it is dangerous to hunt them. Several years ago a very large fireball was seen in the skies of southern Arizona. The fireball was named the Casa Grande […]

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Asteroid Impact Threats

Asteroid Impact Threats

On April 10 the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology will hold part two of their hearing on Asteroid Impact Threats. After years of warnings and even movies dramatically showing the potential damage of impacts from space the experience of the Russians on February 15 seems to have stirred increased interest in determining what […]

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Russian Meteor Fall Out

Russian Meteor Fall Out

Fall out so-to-speak continues for filter down from the February 2013 tremendous Russian meteor event. From government studies and hearing on threat evaluation to numerous laboratories giving out reports on discoveries made from analyzing the fragments there is continuing news everyday. There is no doubt that this is the meteorite fall of the last hundred […]

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Meteorite Hunting Equipment List

Meteorite Hunting Equipment List

Top of the list for meteorite hunting equipment is your eyes. So the first thing to do is to tune up your eyes for what meteorites look like. After you are a little familiar with how rocks from space look you can gather together some other essential equipment and some other helpful stuff too to […]

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Poland’s Largest Meteorite All Clean and Weighed

Poland’s Largest Meteorite All Clean and Weighed

Just a couple years short of the hundredth anniversary of the discovery of the Morasko Strewnfield. The region has yielded up the largest meteorite ever found in Poland. Weighing in at 261 kilograms it out weighs the former Polish heavy weight meteorite by over ninety kilograms. That meteorite had also been found in the Morasko […]

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