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Updated October 26, 2007

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We have in stock a few small meteorite specimens available at low cost for testing or other purposes. They're great to check your detector's response to a known sample of some well-known meteorite types. These specimens are in a very natural state, with the original surface intact. Besides their usefulness as test specimens, they are genuinely interesting and unique objects from space, and would make a great addition to any meteorite or mineral collection. FREE SHIPPING!

Happy Hunting! -Ed Gerken

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Meteorite Madness
Let the Madness begin! Meteorites of many well-known types
are checked with an assortment of modern and vintage metal detectors

Shootout Part One
We continue with air tests of several common meteorites and detector brands

Part Two
Details of our air tests

Part Three
Metal Detector Tests of a Meteorite on Mineralized Ground

Meteorite Articles

Great articles by Ron Smith on hunting for meteorites

Meteorite Articles 2

More test reports and comments from the forums by Jim Straight, Reg Sniff and other experienced detectorists.

Affordable Meteorite Specimens

Uncut specimens with original surface, low cost, great for testing!

In stock!


Publications, fossils and replicas, posters,
books, games, toys & more!

Meteorites for testing provided by:

Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, Inc.

Original Home of "Sue"
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White River Prep Labs

Oligocene and Cretaceous Fossils

Prepared and Unprepared Dinosaurs, Mammals, Ammonites and other fossils

Metal Detecting Forums

There are others but these are some of the more active forums and have had posts on meteorite hunting.

Meteorite Links

Misc. Treasure Hunting Links

Equipment, circuits, hunting sites, magazines, tech info.

Addresses of meteorite laboratories that may inspect a specimen for identification. Please write them for particulars.

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th St.
New York, NY 10024

Center for Meteorite Studies
Arizona State Universtiy
Tempe, AZ 85281

The Field Museum of Natural History
S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605

Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences
University of California
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Institute of Meteoritics
Dept. of Geology
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Lunar and Planetary laboratory
Space Sciences Bldg.
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721

National Museum of Natural History
Department of Mineral Sciences
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, D.C. 20560

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