NWA 4478 Lodranite: mystery rainbow feature

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Mystery solved: UPDATE (7/28/2012):  After receiving my new microscope, I was able to view the area at much higher magnification.  I very carefully used an X-Acto knife to gently scrape the area and the film causing the rainbow does come off.  There appears to be a thin film of something on the specimen (reminds me [...]

Possible missing link between HED (Howardite, Eucrite, Diogenite) meteorite group and mesosiderites

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John Higgins (IMCA member 9822) recently sent out an email on April 14, 2012 to announce the availability of a new meteorite, NWA 6953 (provisional).  Here is what he had to say: “Northwest Africa 6953 is an interesting new mesosiderite whose unique nature is a result of its composition and the collective effects of long-term [...]

Meteorites For Sale: Own an authentic rock from space!

Asteroid

Ever wanted to own a meteorite? You can. It’s easy. There are many trusted meteorite dealers all across the internet that have quality meteorites for sale. These dealers sell authentic rocks from space authenticated by science and classified by type. Meteorites are remnants left over from the formation of our solar system. Basically they are [...]

Wisconsin Meteorite Strewnfield [Map] “Mifflin”

Radar Map of the Wisconsin Meteorite Strewnfield

After much work and the combined efforts of countless meteorite hunters, collectors, dealers and scientist’s data. The Wisconsin Meteorite Strewnfield Map is done (more coordinates will be added as they come in). This is a work in progress. AUTHORS NOTE: Do not hunt on landowners land without gaining permission to hunt FIRST! Disclaimer: Don’t use [...]