Meteorite find


A search for meteorites in the Dhofar Desert in the Arabian Peninsula (Dhofar Governorate, Oman, November 2012)

A meteorite find is a meteorite that was found by people, but whose fall was not observed.[1] They may have been on Earth's surface for as many as thousands of years and therefore could have been subject to varying amounts of weathering. They should be distinguished from "meteorite falls", which were observed during their descent and collected shortly afterwards.

All officially recognized meteorites are listed in the databases below, such as the Meteoritical Bulletin Database, most of which have specimens in modern collections.

See also


  1. ^ Oriti, Ronald A.; Starbird, William B. (1977). Introduction to Astronomy. Glencoe Press. p. 168.

External links

Meteorite databases
  • Meteoritical Bulletin Database
  • The NHM Catalogue of Meteorites
  • MetBase