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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 sure. Like the old saying a picture is worth a thousand words. The meteorite photographs here and elsewhere on the internet should be of assistance in determining if it is a meteorite or meteor-wrong.
We get quite a few emails from people who think they've found a tektite. Jim wrote an article for our Meteorite-Times online magazine about tektite testing a few years ago. If you think you've found a tektite then please read this tektite article.
Tektite Lamp Category:Tektite Information Posted: Sep 4, 2010 09:00 PM
Jim wrote a wonderful article in the August issue of Meteorite-Times Magazine about the Tektite Lamp he handcrafted out of Indochinite Tektite pieces from The Darryl Futrell Collection of Tektites.
Tektites – Out of this World Natural Glass Category:Tektite Information Posted: Sep 2, 2010 09:04 PM
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...
Nothing Ordinary About Ordinary Chondrites Category:Meteorite Information Posted: Sep 2, 2010 09:04 PM
The large meteorites seen in museums are often made of nickel
iron. That might give one the impression that most meteorites are solid
metal. But, the fact of the matter is that most meteorites are made of
Meteorite Collecting Category:Meteorite Information Posted: Sep 2, 2010 09:03 PM
We humans are a species of collectors. Ancients things, new things, art,
and oddities are all collected. Included in that list are meteorites.
But, why do we collect them? One reason is that meteorites are the
rarest of objects on our planet. Far rarer than...
Tektite Shapes Category:Tektite Information Posted: Sep 2, 2010 09:03 PM
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...
What Is So Special About Meteorites Category:Meteorite Information Posted: Sep 2, 2010 09:03 PM
The Earth’s mass is 6,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000
kilograms, roughly speaking and that is a lot of kilos. But tomorrow it
will be just a little greater. Because today like everyday some rocks...
It was a Bad Day to be in Arizona Category:Meteorite Information Posted: Sep 2, 2010 09:03 PM
Imagine a grass covered expanse with creatures both savage
and exotic. Its 49,000 years ago and the North American Continent is in a
brief interglacial period of warmth. This warmth has created a lush
environment for Woolly Mammoths...
Where Have All The Meteorites Gone? Category:Meteorite Hunting Posted: Sep 2, 2010 09:02 PM
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.