Clair Omar Musser and his Celestaphone

Clair Omar Musser was the world’s most famous marimba player from ~1930 until ~1960, when the instrument’s popularity waned.  His eclectic career …

Allegan, H5

Allegan’s a historic American fall from 1899.  It’s a fairly typical H-chondrite, with moderate porosity and well-defined chondrules. From Merrill and Stokes’ …

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Bishopville, Aubrite

Bishopville is an early American fall that’s rather hard to come by.  We are grateful to Dr. Arnaud Mignan for making the …

Bondoc, Mesosiderite-B4

The story of the Bondoc mesosiderite is a remarkable one. An easy-to-read version can be found here: Al Mitterling’s Nininger Moment #27 …

Allende, CV3.2

Allende is heralded as one of the largest recovered falls of the 20th century, and one of the most scientifically important and …

Aldama (a), IIIAB

Meteoritical Bulletin entry for Aldama (a). The iron’s medium-octahedral structure has been partly recrystallized by natural or artificial reheating, followed by rapid …

about us

We started collecting meteorites in the summer of 1998. Within a few years, we came to notice an event that kept recurring: …

Astoria, IIIAB

This IIIAB from South Dakota isn’t quite official yet.  The total known weight was ~24 kilograms.  The ~2 kilogram end-cut that was taken …

Boxhole, IIIAB

The Boxhole meteorite crater is ~170 meters in diameter, and is a very well-preserved impact, supposedly dating to only around 5,500 years …