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

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