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    • By mn90403
      Now this is a somewhat subjective category but maybe we can make our own and add others.  What do you think is a famous meteorite?
      I would say Meteor Crater in Arizona.  The meteorites in question are actually called Canyon Diablos.  
      Here is a list from LiveScience and it doesn't include Canyon Diablos.
      https://www.livescience.com/15445-fallen-stars-gallery-famous-meteorites.html 
    • By Norvic
      Rare meteorite found by gold fossickers sold to Geoscience Australia after lying undiscovered for 4.5 billion years - ABC News
      https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-18/qld-gold-fossickers-sell-meteorite-to-geoscience-australia/100015142
    • By mn90403
      There are thousands of meteorites discovered all over the world.  Some areas preserve meteorites better than others.  The oceans for instance degrade most of them and other climates make it nearly impossible to find them.  When they are found they are studied and classified.
      This meteorite was:
      A lonely meteorite that landed in the Sahara Desert in 2020 is older than Earth. The primeval space rock is about 4.6 billion years old, and is the oldest known example of magma from space.
      This meteorite is an achondrite, a type of meteorite that comes from a parent body with a distinct crust and core, and lacks round mineral grains called chondrules, according to the Center for Meteorite Studies at Arizona State University.
      https://www.livescience.com/meteorite-asteroid-early-solar-system.html  
    • By mn90403
      This family heard a thud and in the morning they found ...
      https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-56337876 
    • By mn90403
      Christie's had an auction for meteorites.  I read the results and the prices obtained were WAY over the estimates.
      You can also use these pictures as good meteorite ID photos in case you are wondering 'Do I have a meteorite.'
       
      https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/deep-impact-martian-lunar-other-rare-meteorites/lots/2006
    • By mn90403
      If you saw a meteor fall from the sky how would you find the meteorite?  
      There are many cameras looking at the sky.  A calculation can be made and give an estimate where the strike would happen.  This would be the beginning of the trail and then eye witnesses would assist.  This is what happened with this iron meteorite in Sweden.
      https://www.thelocal.se/20210223/meteorite-hunters-find-swedens-first-ever-new-fallen-iron-metoerite 
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