How to Identify a Meteorite
Try the Magnetic and Tile Tests on your
'specimen'. (See bottom - The University of New Mexico will examine your "suspect meteorite"
Similar Meteorite testing info
for those thinking of auctioning their new found rock. Please have it professionally tested first.
Do you think you might
have found a meteorite? - A little more info
such as how to compute density. (Link at bottom for the Hawaii Institute
of Geophysics and Planetology to examine your find.)
FOUND A METEORITE?
David Weir always gives excellent/realistic advice to those who think they have a meteorite.
Have you found an Aussie Meteorite?
Jeff Kuyken's checklist applies to meteorites found anywhere - excellent pictures.
METEORITES 101- Robert Beauford's site provides excellent background info.
Dolores H. Hill's page- Another site for excellent background info.
Ron Hartman list the steps to authenticate and name a meteorite.
A METEORITE BY ANY OTHER NAME
has an educational site and lists testing sites (including a SUPER
eBay Buyers Guide
Washington U. Database of Wrongs
Dept of Earth & Planetary Sciences provides 30+ photo gallery of 'Why these rocks are not Meteorites!'
How to identify Meteorites Helpful - click on picts for larger image.
. How did you do?
Find the Meteorite
. Two pictures. Pick the meteorite/s among the wrongs.
FAQ - Excellent - very good explainations by List members.
. Portland State University. Good Picts.
- Jeff Kuyken's list represents around 7000 Meteorites.
Meteorite Studies David Weir's
METEORITES: A Systematic Classification Through Photographs - Excellent.
What is a Lunar Meteorite?Very Good
Sahara Meteorite Prospecting -
Richard & Roland Pelisson's - really great photos and info
Meteorite Info Links
Meteorite Articles is Mark Bostick's compilation of original articles and
other writer's out of print articles. Lots of good info....
Meteorite Ownership Law
Lawyer Byron Groves' opinion on the state of Meteorite Ownership Law