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Michael Roarke's Photo Gallery

WVX-8DYLL5 chondrite meteorite

Multiple photos available
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Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia

Dimensions: 25 mm x 25 mm x 2 mm

Widely witnessed fall on 15 Feb 2013; 3:22 UT. Nice slice of the Chelabinsk meteorite showing thin shock veins. The metal flecks are best seen in the additional image uploaded.
Copyright: © 2019 Michael C. Roarke      Photo ID: 983728     Uploaded by: Michael Roarke   View Count: 94   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 8100 x 7650 pixels (62.0 Mpix)

C7D-K60H4 chondrite meteorite

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Fayetteville meteorite, Fayetteville, Washington Co., Arkansas, USA

Dimensions: 8 mm x 7 mm x 3 mm

This meteorite fell on Dec. 26, 1934. The Univ. of Arkansas acquired 2.36 kg of the meteorite, which fell within 3 miles of the campus. This small fragment was obtained by Steve Arnold in 2012 in an exchange with the Univ. of Arkansas. Very little material is available in public or private collections.This specimen is attracted by a normal magnet, due the the included metal flakes seen as grey spots on the lower end-view.
Copyright: © 2019 Michael C. Roarke      Photo ID: 983193     Uploaded by: Michael Roarke   View Count: 75   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5410 x 8428 pixels (45.6 Mpix)

P3N-JHVLibyan Desert Glass

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Libyan Desert Glass Area, New Valley Governorate, Egypt

Dimensions: 25 mm x 10 mm

Libyan desert glass, a silica impactite resulting from high temperatures associated with meteorite impact or airburst.
Copyright: © 2019 Michael C. Roarke      Photo ID: 971616     Uploaded by: Michael Roarke   View Count: 27   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5400 x 4820 pixels (26.0 Mpix)

4DX-M4XIAB-MG iron meteorite

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Canyon Diablo meteorite, Meteor Crater area, Coconino County, Arizona, USA

Field of View: 120 cm
Weight: 639 kg

Holsinger meteorite, the largest piece of the Canyon Diablo meteorite ever found. Museum at Meteor Crater Museum, Arizona.
Copyright: © 2019 Michael C. Roarke      Photo ID: 971596     Uploaded by: Michael Roarke   View Count: 50   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 6000 x 4455 pixels (26.7 Mpix)

RUR-GDRAubrite meteorite

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Norton County meteorite, Norton Co., Kansas, USA

Dimensions: 3 mm x 2 mm

Tiny specimen of Norton County aubrite meteorite,
Copyright: © 2019 Michael C. Roarke      Photo ID: 971575     Uploaded by: Michael Roarke   View Count: 68   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2575 x 1950 pixels (5.0 Mpix)

C4N-5TWHowardite meteorite

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Northwest Africa Meteorites

Dimensions: 24 mm x 20 mm x 3 mm

NWA Howardite meteorite slice.


[Labelled as coming from Erfoud, Morocco. Erfoud is a center for meteorite markets where many meteorites discovered throughout Northwest Africa are brought to sell. Edited => added to the Northwest Africa Meteorites page. Se notice on Erfoud page]
Copyright: © 2019 Michael C. Roarke      Photo ID: 971572     Uploaded by: Michael Roarke   View Count: 70   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 6000 x 10105 pixels (60.6 Mpix)

UHY-WRRR chondrite meteorite

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Northwest Africa Meteorites

Dimensions: 41 mm x 38 mm
Weight: 22.5 g

NWA 978 rumuruti R3.8 end cut, ex- RA Langheinrich Meteorite Collection.


[Labelled as coming from Erfoud. Erfoud is a center for meteorite markets where many meteorites discovered throughout Northwest Africa are brought to sell. Edited => added to the Northwest Africa Meteorites page. Se notice on Erfoud page]
Copyright: © 2019 Michael C. Roarke      Photo ID: 971353     Uploaded by: Michael Roarke   View Count: 50   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4200 x 3638 pixels (15.3 Mpix)

JTG-GNCIIG iron meteorite, Schreibersite (Fe,Ni)3P

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Twannberg meteorite, Twann, Biel/Bienne, Bern, Switzerland

Dimensions: 21 mm x 20 mm x 2 mm

Full polished slice of the Twannberg meteorite. This is hexahedrite iron meteorite that is the only meteorite of the IIG group found in Europe.
Copyright: © 2019 Michael C. Roarke      Photo ID: 971344     Uploaded by: Michael Roarke   View Count: 62   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2723 x 5400 pixels (14.7 Mpix)

126-ATTEucrite meteorite

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Juvinas meteorite, Labastide-sur-Bésorgues, Largentière, Ardèche, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Dimensions: 12 mm x 8 mm x 2 mm

Observed fall 1821, southern France. Eucrite meteorites are thought to be fragments of the asteroid Vesta.
Copyright: © 2019 Michael C. Roarke      Photo ID: 970698     Uploaded by: Michael Roarke   View Count: 72   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4000 x 3149 pixels (12.6 Mpix)

9P4-NHKCarbonaceous chondrite meteorite

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Tagish Lake meteorite, Tagish Lake, Carcross, Whitehorse mining district, Yukon, Canada

Dimensions: 11 mm x 11 mm x 2 mm

Witnessed fall 2000 January 18, 08:43:42 pst (16:43:42 ut, 7:43 Alaska Time). Type: C2 (ungrouped). This is one of the blackest, non- reflective natural objects I have ever seen!
Copyright: © 2019 Michael C. Roarke      Photo ID: 970697     Uploaded by: Michael Roarke   View Count: 52   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4200 x 3544 pixels (14.9 Mpix)

KC3-17CCarbonaceous chondrite meteorite

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Orgueil meteorite, Orgueil, Montauban, Tarn-et-Garonne, Occitanie, France

Dimensions: 5 mm x 4 mm
Weight: 0.05 g

Tiny sample of Orgueil. Observed fall May 14, 1864, type CI1 carbonaceous chondrite.
Copyright: © 2019 Michael C. Roarke      Photo ID: 970696     Uploaded by: Michael Roarke   View Count: 61   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 2983 x 2672 pixels (8.0 Mpix)

WJE-CN3L chondrite meteorite, Fayalite-Forsterite Series, Pyroxene Group

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Northwest Africa 869 meteorite, Northwest Africa Meteorites

Dimensions: 66 mm x 47 mm x 2 mm

NWA 869 brecciated ordinary L chondrite L3-6 meteorite. At least 2 metric tons of the material have been recovered. Embedded "white flecks" are meteoritic iron reflecting light. Here are two views: the top angled view shows light reflecting off of the metal flecks; the other is direct light to bring out the rich interior structure.
Copyright: © 2019 Michael C. Roarke      Photo ID: 970527     Uploaded by: Michael Roarke   View Count: 111   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3095 x 4800 pixels (14.9 Mpix)

7W4-HC9Tektite

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Kazakhstan

Dimensions: 20 mm x 5 mm x 5 mm

Oddly shaped Irgizite (found in area of Irgiz River) tektite, natural glass formed by cooling of magma ejected by meteorite impact.
Copyright: © 2019 Michael C. Roarke      Photo ID: 970169     Uploaded by: Michael Roarke   View Count: 15   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3900 x 4001 pixels (15.6 Mpix)

CFW-W5YSuevite

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Sudbury District, Ontario, Canada

Dimensions: 20 mm x 20 mm x 3 mm

Black Onaping fallback breccia impactite produced by the Sudbury meteorite (or comet) impact.
Copyright: © 2019 Michael C. Roarke      Photo ID: 970166     Uploaded by: Michael Roarke   View Count: 57   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 3900 x 4155 pixels (16.2 Mpix)

M3V-7VQSuevite

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Sudbury District, Ontario, Canada

Dimensions: 23 mm x 19 mm x 3 mm

Metal rich breccia impactite from the ancient Sudbury meteorite impact structure. An impact breccia that contains shocked and unshocked clasts in a clastic matrix along with cogenetic melt particles.

Suevite is one of the diagnostic rock-types for large impact structures. It has been described from many of the larger impact structures identified on earth.

Mindat.org Photo of the Day - 7th May 2020
Copyright: © 2019 Michael C. Roarke      Photo ID: 970165     Uploaded by: Michael Roarke   View Count: 487   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4200 x 3495 pixels (14.7 Mpix)

1EL-7J7Tektite (Var: Australite)

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Australia

Dimensions: 11 mm x 7 mm

Australite tektite. A natural glass formed by cooling of molten magma, ejected into the atmosphere by a meteorite impact, as it falls back to earth.
Copyright: © 2019 Michael C. Roarke      Photo ID: 970131     Uploaded by: Michael Roarke   View Count: 21   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4500 x 3917 pixels (17.6 Mpix)

VCF-8MJTektite (Var: Indochinite)

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Guangdong, China

Dimensions: 18 mm x 12 mm

Indochinite tektite, formed as a result of meteorite impact ejecting molten magma high into the atmosphere, which cools into a natural glass as it falls back to earth. These are characteristically black.
Copyright: © 2019 Michael C. Roarke      Photo ID: 970128     Uploaded by: Michael Roarke   View Count: 20   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4500 x 3538 pixels (15.9 Mpix)

XEX-WCYLL5 chondrite meteorite, Orthopyroxene Subgroup, Clinopyroxene Subgroup, Troilite FeS , Fayalite-Forsterite Series

Multiple photos available
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Morocco

Dimensions: 43 mm x 25 mm x 5 mm
Weight: 12.9 g

NWA 8655 is a rare, and to date as of 2019, the only LL5 melt breccia with recrystallized clasts and remnant chondrules. The matrix is very dark-black while there are striking contrasting rich brown clasts.
Copyright: © 2019 Michael C. Roarke      Photo ID: 970115     Uploaded by: Michael Roarke   View Count: 42   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 4500 x 3089 pixels (13.9 Mpix)

U26-1R6L chondrite meteorite, Olivine Group M2SiO4 , Pyroxene Group

Multiple photos available
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Northwest Africa 869 meteorite, Northwest Africa Meteorites

Dimensions: 78 mm x 57 mm x 15 mm
Weight: 62 g

NWA 869 brecciated ordinary L chondrite L3-6 meteorite. At least 2 metric tons of the material have been recovered. Embedded "white flecks" are meteoritic iron reflecting light. Theses flecks are more numerous when the specimen is viewed in person, allowing light to play off the cut surface..
Copyright: © 2019 Michael C. Roarke      Photo ID: 969902     Uploaded by: Michael Roarke   View Count: 78   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 5557 x 4000 pixels (22.2 Mpix)

ECV-JA5H5-melt breccia chondrite meteorite, Iron oxide, Manganese Oxides

Multiple photos available
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Tassédet 004 meteorite, Agadez, Niger

Dimensions: 53 mm x 35 mm x 2 mm
Weight: 13.8 g

This stony iron H-type impact melt breccia meteorite found in Niger in 2016 is referred to as either Tassédet 004 or Tchifaddine.
Copyright: © 2019 Michael C. Roarke      Photo ID: 969559     Uploaded by: Michael Roarke   View Count: 61   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1500 x 1164 pixels (1.7 Mpix)
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