Collecting Meteorites - Tips and guidance from a meteorite professional.
Meteorite Identification Step one in identifying a possible meteorite is the magnet test.
||Intro to Meteorites
What Are Meteorites? Rocks which were once part of planets or large asteroids.
Meteorite Types and Classification Three main types: iron, stone, stony iron.
|Gems from Space
Extraterrestrial Gems A number of materials from space are used as attractive gems.
Stone Meteorites Are the most common type of meteorites called Chondrites.
Geology Tools - Hammers, field bags, hand lenses, maps, hardness picks, gold pans.
Meteors, Meteorites, Fireballs! What are those bright streaks in the night sky?
|Value of Meteorites
How Much Are Meteorites Worth? Value ranges from $0.50 to $1,000 a gram.
Mars Meteorites Interesting iron meteorites found by Mars rovers.
Meteorite Hunters must be resourceful, observant and patient.
Iron Meteorites The Widmanstätten Pattern is in all iron meteorites.
What are Impactites? Learn about the interesting rocks found at impact sites.
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.
||Diamonds In Space
Diamonds In Space Diamonds have been found in meteorites and other celestial bodies.
|Stony Iron Meteorites
Stony Iron Meteorites Are divided into two groups: pallasites and mesosiderites.
||Largest Impact Crater
The Vredefort Crater is the largest and 2nd oldest impact crater visible on Earth.
The Richest Meteorite Field - More meteorites found here than anywhere else on Earth.