Here is an inexpensive example with Large surface area. This is a 0.63 gram part slice of the NWA 1863 Meteorite. This is a provisional meteorite, but has been classified as an Eucrite. This piece measures 22mm by 25 mm by ~1mm. Super thin...and nice.
Michael Cottingham’s Meteorite Collecting History and (Mini) Bio…I first started my cosmic journey with meteorites in 1996. I have always been interested in Natural History and ever since I was very young, I have collected rocks, fossils, artifacts and the like. In fact, I have been pretty darn good at finding unusual Natural History objects. However, I had never found a meteorite and I didn’t even know where to begin. So, I first started by buying a few specimens to see what they actually looked like. Then I would take these specimens out into the desert area where I live and I would place them on the ground. I was trying to train my “eye” to see differently. Sometimes, I would take my meteorite specimens and throw them as far as I could into the desert, and then I would go search for them. I started to search dry lake beds and dune areas in the Southern part of my state. In Jan/1997 I was searching an area East of Columbus, New Mexico and I finally did what most people though was impossible (especially my wife) … I found a NEW Meteorite! This was the Columbus , ... read more