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.
Geology Tools - Hammers, field bags, hand lenses, maps, hardness picks, gold pans.
Meteors, Meteorites, Fireballs! What are those bright streaks in the night sky?
Stone Meteorites Are the most common type of meteorites called Chondrites.
Mars Meteorites Interesting iron meteorites found by Mars rovers.
||Value of Meteorites
How Much Are Meteorites Worth? Value ranges from $0.50 to $1,000 a gram.
Meteorite Hunters must be resourceful, observant and patient.
Vesta Meteorites About 5% of the meteorites found on Earth are from the asteroid Vesta.
Iron Meteorites The Widmanstätten Pattern is in all iron meteorites.
||Diamonds In Space
Diamonds In Space Diamonds have been found in meteorites and other celestial bodies.
The Largest Meteorite Hoba, in Namibia, is the world record - 66 tons of iron!
||Stony Iron Meteorites
Stony Iron Meteorites Are divided into two groups: pallasites and mesosiderites.
The Richest Meteorite Field - More meteorites found here than anywhere else on Earth.
What are Impactites? Learn about the interesting rocks found at impact sites.
||Largest Impact Crater
The Vredefort Crater is the largest and 2nd oldest impact crater visible on Earth.