Arispe, Mexico

Here are some photos from a 2003 expedition to Arispe.  Unfortunately, we didn’t find any meteorites, but it was a memorable trip …

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 …

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 …

Buffalo Gap, IAB-ungrouped

We wrote the Meteoritical Bulletin write-up for this iron; I can’t think of anything else to add. In short, it’s similar to …

Bur-Abor, IIIAB

Bur-Abor is a special one for us.  Some ten or fifteen years ago, we contacted Eric Twelker regarding the Bur-Abor specimens on …

Burns, IIIAB

The recovery of Burns is described fairly succinctly here, in the Meteoritical Bulletin write-up: The recovery of the meteorite was described in …

Camp Wood, Texas

Here are some photos from our trip to pick up Camp Wood, a 326 lb. iron meteorite from a town of the …

irons

Iron meteorites, with few exceptions, represent fragments from the cores of large differentiated bodies (for an explanation of differentiation, see the “achondrites” …

Camp Wood, IIIAB

Meteoritical Bulletin entry for Camp Wood. Camp Wood is the largest  intact meteorite recovered in the US since Old Woman was found …