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New Mobile Friendly Meteorites For Sale Site

New Mobile Friendly Meteorites For Sale Site

We’re back from the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show with lots of new meteorites and a new mobile friendly web design.  We’ve been working behind the scenes for about a year to make bring you the best secure and modern shopping experience we can and last week we unveiled the new design. In the coming […]

The New Meteorites For Sale Blog

The New Meteorites For Sale Blog

Welcome to our new Meteorites For Sale Blog page.  Along with updating our meteorite shopping cart we have updated our blog as well.  Our new menu and page design allows you to easily find and read our meteorite and tektite articles and to see what new here on meteorites-for-sale.com.

Meteor Crater Book For Sale

Meteor Crater Book For Sale

Jim has just completed his third and much expanded edition of James Tobin’s history of the first hundred years of investigations at Meteor Crater. Jim has narrative tours of the sites on the crater rim and slopes, as well as a narrative hike of all the historic locations on the floor of the crater. The […]

Meteorite Identification

Meteor Right or Meteor Wrong

Meteor Right or Meteor Wrong

How do you know that a rock that you have found is a meteorite or not? Meteorites have some characteristics that allow us a short list of easy tests to get started on their identification. See if you rock has any of these features and if it does you may be on your way to […]

Meteorite Identification – Found A Meteorite?

Meteorite Identification – Found A Meteorite?

Do you think you have found a meteorite? You have been to the desert or river or perhaps even your backyard and found a rock that is unusual. You think that it might be a meteorite. Here is some simple information about meteorites and meteorite identification to help you get started on finding out for […]

Meteorite Information

Canyon Diablo Iron Meteorites

Canyon Diablo Iron Meteorites

49,000 years ago a small iron asteroid plunged through the Earth’s atmosphere. And though it was small in astronomical terms it created a crater three quarters of a mile across. Scattered around the crater were found starting in the 18802s hundreds of chunks of meteoritic iron. As the years passed after their discovery thousands more […]

Moon Meteorites and Mars Meteorites

Moon Meteorites and Mars Meteorites

It seems that when the discussion of Martian and Lunar meteorites comes up two questions are always asked. First how do they get to Earth? And secondly, how do you know they are from the Moon or Mars? Most meteorite are pieces of asteroids. Chunks of rock that orbit the Sun and are much smaller […]

Meteorite Hunting

Meteorite Tools of the Trade

Meteorite Tools of the Trade

Meteorites have some features in their makeup that allow the hunter to use simple and fancy tools in the search. Nearly all meteorites have some nickel-iron in them. So magnets and metal detectors are very useful in helping to find them. But, before talking about the high and low tech tools some attention should be […]

Where Have All The Meteorites Gone?

Where Have All The Meteorites Gone?

One of the first questions asked of a meteorite hunter is “where do you go to hunt them?” The simple answer is they fall everywhere randomly so you could possibly find them anywhere. But, in reality there are many factors that make hunting meteorites in certain places better and other places impossible. Meteorites do not […]

Meteorite Videos

Tagish Lake Meteorite

Tagish Lake Meteorite

An excellent video on the Tagish Lake Meteorite by the Royal Ontario Museum. On January 18, 2000 at 8:43 in the morning a tremendous fireball was seen over the Yukon Territory resulting in the finding of the Tagish Lake Meteorites.   Tagish Lake Meteorite For Sale

Photo Slideshow: Meteorites, a Pictorial Story of our Solar System

Photo Slideshow: Meteorites, a Pictorial Story of our Solar System

An excellent photo slide show on YouTube from the UA’s Lunar Planetary Laboratory. We are acquainted with Dolores Hill and this is an excellent explanation about the analysis of meteorites that is very hard to do without audio and pictures.  

Tektite Information

Tektite Shapes

Tektite Shapes

Take a large piece of rock moving very fast and slam it into the Earth and you can make a crater, release tremendous energy, and kill everything for miles around. But, you probably will not make tektites. These peculiar pieces of natural glass have from what we can find, only been made by four impacts […]

Tektites – Out of this World Natural Glass

Tektites – Out of this World Natural Glass

Tektites are collected for their unique shapes and textures as natural oddities. They are glass. They are however, not glass like any other natural glass found on Earth. They form when asteroid hit the Earth and melt the rocks of our planet and send the liquid and vaporous rock material out to near space. There […]

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