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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.
Mars Meteorites Interesting iron meteorites found by Mars rovers.
Gifts That Rock
Gifts That Rock - What are the most popular gift items in the Geology.com store?
Collecting Meteorites - Tips and guidance from a meteorite professional.
Meteorite Identification Step one in identifying a possible meteorite is the magnet test.
The Largest Meteorite Hoba, in Namibia, is the world record - 66 tons of iron!
Stone Meteorites Are the most common type of meteorites called Chondrites.
Largest Impact Crater
The Vredefort Crater is the largest and 2nd oldest impact crater visible on Earth.
What are Impactites? Learn about the interesting rocks found at impact sites.
Value of Meteorites
How Much Are Meteorites Worth? Value ranges from $0.50 to $1,000 a gram.
Iron Meteorites The Widmanstatten Pattern is in all iron meteorites.
Meteors, Meteorites, Fireballs! What are those bright streaks in the night sky?
Meteorite Hunters must be resourceful, observant and patient.
Gems from Space
Extraterrestrial Gems A number of materials from space are used as attractive gems.
Moldavite is a gem material born about 15 million years ago when a pair of asteroids struck Europe.
Vesta Meteorites About 5% of the meteorites found on Earth are from the asteroid Vesta.
The Richest Meteorite Field - More meteorites found here than anywhere else on Earth.
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.
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