Aiquile, H5

On November 20, 2016, a bright daytime fireball split the sky above Aiquile, Bolivia.  A local named Hugo Cardona quickly snagged a …

Bear Creek, IIIAB

Bear Creek is a historic American iron that’s pretty hard to come by.  We try not to buy slices or part-slices in …

Bitburg, IAB

Bitburg was one of those strange, sad stories you read about in meteorite books.  A 1.5 ton iron was found in the …

What are CAIs?

CAIs. Calcium aluminum inclusions. What’s so special about them and why do we talk about them so much? Well, many people talk …

chondrite classification

From the chondrite information page, the petrographic classification scheme works kind of like this: completely altered by water into clay (no known …

Australite, Tektite

At 6.1 grams, this is one of the larger complete examples I have seen.  It exhibits wonderful contraction cracking and a very …

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 …

Bediasite Tektites

This bediasite was reportedly found several decades ago, and it tips the scale at 49.2 grams.  It comes via Mr. and Mrs. …