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Collecting Meteorites - Tips and guidance from a meteorite professional.
Moldavite is a gem material born about 15 million years ago when a pair of asteroids struck Europe.
Meteorite Identification Step one in identifying a possible meteorite is the magnet test.
Meteorite Types and Classification Three main types: iron, stone, stony iron.
Stone Meteorites Are the most common type of meteorites called Chondrites.
Gems from Space
Extraterrestrial Gems A number of materials from space are used as attractive gems.
Meteors, Meteorites, Fireballs! What are those bright streaks in the night sky?
Mars Meteorites Interesting iron meteorites found by Mars rovers.
Meteorite Hunters must be resourceful, observant and patient.
Value of Meteorites
How Much Are Meteorites Worth? Value ranges from $0.50 to $1,000 a gram.
Intro to Meteorites
What Are Meteorites? Rocks which were once part of planets or large asteroids.
The Largest Meteorite Hoba, in Namibia, is the world record - 66 tons of iron!
Vesta Meteorites About 5% of the meteorites found on Earth are from the asteroid Vesta.
What are Impactites? Learn about the interesting rocks found at impact sites.
Iron Meteorites The Widmanstätten Pattern is in all iron meteorites.
Largest Impact Crater
The Vredefort Crater is the largest and 2nd oldest impact crater visible on Earth.
Diamonds In Space
Diamonds In Space Diamonds have been found in meteorites and other celestial bodies.
The Richest Meteorite Field - More meteorites found here than anywhere else on Earth.
Stony Iron Meteorites
Stony Iron Meteorites Are divided into two groups: pallasites and mesosiderites.
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