The Chelyabinsk meteor was a superbolide caused by an approximately 20-metre near-Earth asteroid that entered Earth's atmosphere over Russia on February 15, 2013 at about 09:20 YEKT, with a speed of 19.16 ± 0.15 kilometres per second.
Chelyabinsk meteorite end cut.
Specimen weight: 20 grams.
Chelyabinsk meteorites and broken glass caused by the shock wave. Total weight of stones pictured is 1.471 grams
Small but classy oriented Chelyabinsk stone meteorite weighing 2.6 grams.
GIBEON Fine octahedrite (IVA) Found date 1838. Gibeon is a meteorite that fell in prehistoric times in Namibia. It was named after the nearest town: Gibeon, Namibia.The meteorite was discovered by the Nama people and used by them to make tools and weapons.
Found these old cigar boxes that make nice storage for some of my smaller specimens.
FLIGHT ORIENTED OC
Stone meteorite with strong orientation and fluted regmaglypts which are quite evident. Recovered in Northwest Africa by desert nomads and is accompanied by a custom pedestal.
An iron meteorite fell on the Sikhote-Alin Mountains, in southeastern Russia, in 1947. Though large iron meteorite falls had been witnessed previously and fragments recovered, never before in recorded history had a fall of this magnitude been observed.
MICHAEL JOHNSON PHOTOGRAPHY
Me in Morgan Square, Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Writing Spider (Argiope) guarding her egg sac.
Prickly Pear Cactus with ripe fruit
Carolina Anole catching some rays. A lizard found primarily in the southeastern United States. They breed in two week intervals throughout the Spring and Summer months.
Large Sikhote-Alin meteorite on display.
Morgan Square, Spartanburg, South Carolina. B/W photo.
Dad's old tractor.
Tiny spider on the side of an old Pecan tree.
An iron meteorite that fell in the Sikhote-Alin Mountains, February 12, 1947.