Meteorite Pictures

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Meteorites are "rocks", not from Earth, but from somewhere else in the solar system.

Because they contain some of the same mineralogy - plagioclase, pyroxene, olivine, etc., weathering can cause most that have been here for a while to look like Earth rocks. Similarly, the weathering of Earth rocks can make some resemble meteorites.

The pictures on this page are of authenticated and well-studied meteorites and show their visual diversity.

As you can see from the pictures that follow, they all look different; there is no single "general" appearance. Maybe you have found a rock that looks like one of them or maybe you found a rock that looks differently than any other rocks in the area. Perhaps the rock you found is a little heavier or has an exterior that is darker than any surrounding rocks. This is how most meteorites are found - by someone who notices something different or odd about a rock and decides to have it checked.

 
   
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Abee, Canada, EH4 chondrite. Fell 1952. Adzhi-Bogdo, Mongolia, H6-3 chondrite. Allende, Mexico, CV3 carbonaceous chondrite, Fell 1969.
     
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Andover, Maine, L6 chondrite, Fell 1898. Bison, Kansas, LL6 chondrite, found 1958. Bruderheim, Canada, L6 chondrite, Fell 1960.
     
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Cat Mountain, Arizona, L5 chondrite, found 1981. Claxton, Georgia, L6 chondrite, Fell 1984. Cleo Springs, Oklahoma, H4, found 1960
     
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Bruderheim, Canada, L6 chondrite, Fell 1960. Danville, Alabama, L6 chondrite, Fell 1868. Del Rio, Texas, IIF Iron meteorite, found 1965.
     
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Admire, Kansas, Pallasite, found 1881. Farmington, Kansas, L5 chondrite, Fell 1890. Allen, Texas, H4 chondrite, found 1923.
     
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Parnallee, India, LL3.6 chondrite, Fell 1857. Pillistfer, Estonia, EL6 chondrite, Fell 1863. Selma, Alabama, H4 chondrite, found 1906
     
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Vulcan, Canada, H6 chondrite, found 1962. Zagami, Nigeria, Achondrite, ASHE, Fell 1962. Bath, South Dakota, H4 chondrite, Fell 1892.
     
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Apt, France, L6 chondrite, Fell 1803. Barbotan, France, H5 chondrite, Fell 1790. Cape of Good Hope, IVB Iron meteorite, found 1793.
     
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Ensisheim, France, LL6, Fell 1492. Estherville, Iowa, Mesosiderite, Fell 1879. Kenna, New Mexico, Ureilite, Fell 1972.
     
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Kesen, Japan, H4 chondrite, Fell 1850. Kyushu, Japan, L6 chondrite, Fell 1886. Mount Edith, Australia, IIIAB, found 1913.
     
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Ozona, Texas, H6 chondrite, found 1929. Ankobar, Ethiopa, H4 chondrite, Fell 1942. Mullberry Draw, Texas, L5 chondrite, found 1963.
     
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Palodura, Texas, IIIE iron, found 1935. Pipe Creek, Texas, H6 chondrite, found 1887. Plains, Texas, H5 chondrite, found 1964.
     
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Umbarger, Texas, L3/6 chondrite, found 1954. Wayside, Texas, H6 chondrite, found 1973. Wellington, Texas, H5 chondrite, found 1955.
     
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Wellman (a), Texas, H5 chondrite, Found 1940. Dresden, Canada, H6 chondrite, Fell 1939. Belle Plaine, Texas, L6 chondrite, Found 1950.
     
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Clovis (no.1), New Mexico, H3.6 chondrite, found 1961. Eagle, Nebraska, EL6 chondrite, Fell 1946. Comanche, Texas, L5 chondrite, found 1956.
     
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Siena, Italy, LL5 chondrite, Fell 1794. Kerilis, France, H5 chondrite, Fell 1874. Chico, New Mexico, L6 chondrite, Found 1954.
     
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Alamogodo, New Mexico, H5 chondrite, found 1938. Allegan, Michigan, H5 chondrite, Fell 1899. Burnabbie, Australia, H5 chondrite, 1965.
   
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Weston, Connecticut, H4 chondrite, Fell 1807. Sand Creek, Kansas, H5 chondrite, found 1986. Morton, Texas, H6 chondrite, found 1980.
     
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Beaver, Oklahoma, L5 chondrite, found 1940. Bjurbole, Finland, LL4 chondrite, Fell 1899. Barratta, Australia, L4 chondrite, found 1845.
     
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Zag, Morocco, H3-6 chondrite, Fell 1998. Billygoat Donga, Australia, L6 chondrite, found 1962. Cole Creek, Nebraska, H5 chondrite, found 1991.
     
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Beaver Creek, Canada, H5 chondrite, Fell 1893. Cumberland Falls, Kentucky, Aubrite, Fell 1919. Blackwell, Oklahoma, L5 chondrite, Fell 1906.
     
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Carnegie, Oklahoma, L6 chondrite, found 1963. Belly River, Canada, H6 chondrite, found 1943. Beyrout, Lebanon, LL3.8 chondrite, Fell 1921.
     
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Girgenti, Italy, L6 chondrite, Fell 1853. Marion, Iowa, L6 chondrite, Fell 1847. Ausson, France, L5 chondrite, Fell 1858.
     
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Abernathy, Texas, L6 chondrite, found 1941. Adrian, Texas, H4 chondrite, found 1936. Ashmore, Texas, H5 chondrite, found 1969.
     
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Bledsoe, Texas, H4 chondrite, found 1970.. Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, L6 chondrite, Fell 1923. Briscoe, Texas, L5 chondrite, found 1940.
     
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Modoc, Kansas, L6 chondrite, Fell 1905. Brownfield, Texas, H3.7 chondrite, found 1937. Brownfield 1964, Texas, H5 chondrite, found 1964.
     
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Hayes Center, Nebraska, L6 chondrite, found 1941. Nardoo (1), Australia, H5 chondrite, found 1944. Berduc, Argentina, L6 chondrite, Fell 2008.
     
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Battle Mountain, Nevada, L6 chondrite, Fell 2012. Alfianello, Italy, L6 chondrite, Fell 1883. Ash Creek, Texas, L6 chondrite, Fell 2009.
     
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Imilac (whole), Chile, Palasite, found 1822. Kosice, Slovakia, H5 chondrite, Fell 2010. Chelybinsk, Russia, LL5 chondrite, Fell 2013.
     
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Harleton, Texas, L6 chondrite, Fell 1961. Bensour, Algeria, LL6 chondrite, Fell 2002. Breja, Algeria, LL6, 2010.
     
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Sylacauga, Alabama, H4 chondrite, Fell 1954. Buzzard Coulee, Canada, H4 chondrite, Fell 2008. Dong Ujimqin Qi, China, Mesosiderite, Fell 1995.
   
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Mossgiel, Australia, L4 chondrite, found 1967. Forestburg (a), Texas, L4 chondrite, found 1957. Chergach, Mali, H5 chondrite, Fell 2007.
     
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Norton County, Kansas, Aubrite, Fell 1948. Bondoc, Philippines, Mesosiderite, found 1956. New Deal, Texas, H6 chondrite, found 2010.
     
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Imilac, Chile, Pallasite, found 1822. Karoonda, Australia, carbonaceous chondrite, CK4, Fell 1930. Slovak, Arkansas, H5 chondrite, found 1962.
     
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Arriba, Colorado, L5 chondrite, found 1936. Bishopville, South Carolina, Aubrite, Fell 1843. Kelly, Colorado, LL4 chondrite, found 1937.
     
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Marilia, Brazil, H4 chondrite, Fell 1971. Julesburg, Colorado, L3.6 chondrite, found 1983. Burns Flat, Oklahoma, L6 chondrite, found 1971.
     
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Elm Creek, Kansas, H4 chondrite, found 1906. Salla, Finland, L6 chondrite, found 1963. Thika, Kenya, L6 chondrite, Fell 2011.
     
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Juvinas, France, Eucrite, Fell 1821. Reid 013, Australia, Brachinite, found 1991. Grayton, Florida, H5 chondrite, found 1983.
   
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Bluff (a),Texas, L5, found 1878. Bluff (b) Texas, L4, found 1917., Axtel Texas, CV3, found 1943.
     
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Burkett, Texas, IA, found 1913. Brownfield 1937, Texas, found 1937. Brownfield 1964, Texas, H5, found 1964.
     
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Bartlett, Texas, IIIAB, found 1938. Allen, Texas, H4, found 1923. Barwise, Texas, H5, found 1950.
     
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Dalhart, Texas, H5, found 1968. Blanket, Texas, L6, Fell 1909. Calliham, Texas, H4, found 1923.
     
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Orgueil, France, CI1, Fell 1894. Bonita Springs, Florida, H5, found 1938. Katol, India, L6, Fell 2012..
     
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Nakhla, Egypt, ANAK, Fell 1911. Al Rais, Saudi Aribia, CR2-AN, Fell 1957. Estherville iron "pellet", Iowa, Mesosideerite, Fell 1879.
     
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Ovid, Colorado, H6, found 1939. Waconda, Kansas, L6, found 1873. Tolar, H4, found 1972.
     
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Wiluna, Australia, H5, Fell 1967. Tuxtuac, Mexico, LL5, Fell 1975. West Forrest, Australia, H5, found 1971.
     
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Owasco, Nebraska, L6, found 1984. Stalldalen, Sweden, H5, 1876. Gross-Divina, Slovakia, H5, Fell 1837.
     
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Plainview 1917, Texas, H5, 191.7. Rowton, England, IIIAB, Fell 1876. Trenzano, Italy, H3/4, Fell 1856.
     
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Walters, Oklahoma, L6, Fell 1946. Wellman (c) Texas, H4, 1964. Warden, Australia, H5, 1989.
     
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Wethersfield 1982, Connnecticut, L6, 1982. Melrose (a) New Mexico, L5, 1933. Glorietta Mountain, New Mexico, Pallasite, 1884.
     
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Orange River, Africa, IIIB 1855. Taiban, New Mexico, L5, 1934. Staunton, Virginia, IIIE, 1869.
     
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Jelica, Serbia, LL6, found 1889. Estacado, Texas, H6, found 1883. Edmonson (b), Texas, H4, found 1981.
     
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Edmonson (a), Texas, H4 found 1981. Collescipoli, Italy, H5, Fell 1890. Mossgiel, Australia, L4, found 1967.
     
     

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