Some photos of Antarctic meteorites

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This is a typical, unbroken, small meteorite.  Except for a few small chips, the fusion crust is intact, at least on the top side.

Click on the image for enlargement (70 kb).  Note the fine debris in the nearby ice.  This is probably material ablated off the meteorite. The rate of ice ablation is 2-6 inches a year.

Photo by Randy Korotev


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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.

e-mailkorotev@wustl.edu

Last revised24-Aug-2010