Hot Rocks!

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Attention treasure hunters! STOP!!! You may be throwing away meteorites! Don’t throw away hot rocks until you check them and verify they are not meteorites. Those of you who hunt gold nuggets and relics in the deserts of the southwest, Alaska, or anywhere for that matter have run across pesky hot rocks. Highly mineralized rocks [...]

MeteorWrongs

MeteorWrong - Iron Slag - NOT a Meteorite

OK, here’s the deal I get hundreds of emails a year from people, (just like almost every other online meteorite hunter/collector/dealer) and some of these emails are from people who no matter what keep insisting their Earth rocks are meteorites. Before you continue reading, this is a PG (parents strongly cautioned) rated post, if you’re [...]

How To Identify Meteorites [LINKS]

60g Sikhote Alin Meteorite

Here’s a collection of the best meteorite resources online to learn how to identify a meteorite. First and foremost you should visit the Meteorite Exchange over at Meteorite.com. This site is PACKED full of good meteorite info. You can learn about meteorite identification on Meteorite-Identification.com. This site is one of the most comprehensive meteorite ID [...]

Meteorite Identification – How To Identify A Meteorite

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To understand how to identify a meteorite you must first know the types of meteorites there are. There is a set of identifying characteristics that most meteorites exhibit that will aid in identification. Typically most meteorites contain iron and tend to be magnetic. They are usually heavier and much more dense than ordinary terrestrial stones [...]

Merced Meteor Fireball Update: Possible Meteorite Found 04/20/09

Possible Meteorite From The Famous Merced Fireball

As of April 22nd 2009 we’re still investigating this event. On April 20th I was contacted by a man claiming to have a possible meteorite from the Merced Fireball which happened at around 3am Dec 27th 2008. Meteorite hunters and scientists have scoured the area and compiled much data on this event, however no one [...]