Some photos of Antarctic meteorites

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Most meteorites found in the Lewis Cliff area in 1988-89 were small.  Previous field parties had collected the big ones.  This one is 2-3 cm in longest dimension.  Note the smoothness and shiny fusion crust.  Unfortunately, for these small meteorites, I don't know to what class they belong or the LEW88xxx number.

Click on the image for enlargement (59 kb), or click here for an enlargement of the meteorite only (38 kb).

Photo by Randy Korotev

Prepared by:

Randy L. Korotev

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Washington University in St. Louis

Please don't contact me about the meteorite you think you’ve found until you read this and this.

Last revised24-Aug-2010