Our Meteorite products
Meteorites are, put simply, lumps of material that came from space. Pieces of comet, asteroid or meteoroid that have fallen to Earth at some point.
There are a number of classifications, but broadly they are either stony meteorites, the most common, or iron meteorites, or a happy marriage of the two, stony-iron. You can tell how they got their names.
Although most meteorites that fall are stony (chondrites or achondrites), it’s easier to find the iron ones because you can use a metal detector to find them. Most available commercially are little pieces of big falls.
Where meteorites fall
When a big meteorite comes through the Earth’s atmosphere, it usually breaks up into a scatter of smaller pieces, creating a wide area of debris; a strewn field. These places are where people go looking – not much point in just getting a detector and walking up and down your street.
Meteorites fall all the time, and everywhere, but usually only a few are big enough and near enough to civilisation to be actually seen landing. Perhaps five to ten a year are spotted and documented.
Now, many people bear a grudge against meteorites because of the whole dinosaur thing, but I think it’s time to let bygones be bygones, embrace our visitors from space, and give them a proper home.