Collecting Meteorites - Tips and guidance from a meteorite professional.
||Intro to Meteorites
What Are Meteorites? Rocks which were once part of planets or large asteroids.
Meteorite Identification Step one in identifying a possible meteorite is the magnet test.
Geology Tools - Hammers, field bags, hand lenses, maps, hardness picks, gold pans.
|Gems from Space
Extraterrestrial Gems A number of materials from space are used as attractive gems.
Meteorite Types and Classification hree main types: iron, stone,stony iron.
Stone Meteorites Are the most common type of meteorites called Chondrites.
Mars Meteorites Interesting iron meteorites found by Mars rovers.
|Stony Iron Meteorites
Stony Iron Meteorites Are divided into two groups: pallasites and mesosiderites.
Meteors, Meteorites, Fireballs! What are those bright streaks in the night sky?
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.
Iron Meteorites The Widmanstätten Pattern is in all iron meteorites.
What are Impactites? Learn about the interesting rocks found at impact sites.
World\'s Largest Meteorite Hoba, in Namibia, is the 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.
||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.