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